Bikes & Bites: Culinary Bike Tour
Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Join Chef Paul Turano of Tryst Restaurant and Quad Cycles on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 for the second annual Bikes & Bites culinary bike tour! This one-day excursion will highlight the best of local flavors as riders embark on a 35-mile bike ride, making stops at some of the best local food & wine purveyors including Verrill Farm in Concord, MA, historical Walden Pond in Concord, MA and finally Tryst in Arlington, MA.
The tour starts at 11:00 AM when the group meets at Quad Cycles, the area’s premier bicycle shop located on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA. A Quad Cycles Ambassador will lead the group to their first stop, the scenic Verrill Farm in Concord, MA, for a traditional country experience. There, the group will enjoy two fall favorites: a hayride tour of the 100 acre farmland followed by cider and a slice of homemade apple pie. Riders will then head to Walden Pond in Concord, MA, where they can attend a semi-guided tour of the historical site featuring the former home of Henry David Thoreau and a breath-taking 335 acres of wildlife and trails. Finally the group will head back to Arlington where they can reap the benefits of their hard work during a two course dinner at Tryst.
This all-inclusive, 35-mile culinary bike tour is $40 per person and includes tours of Verrill Farm and Walden Pond, and dinner at Tryst (please note: alcohol and gratuity are not included at dinner). Guests are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and equipment. Bike equipment and rentals from Quad Bicycle are an additional $17 per person.
Sunday, October 21st, 2012 from 11:00AM to approximately 6:00PM.
The tour will consist of 4 stops: Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA, Verrill Farm in Concord, MA, Walden Pond in Concord, MA and Tryst Restaurant in Arlington, MA.
11:00AM- Group meets at Quad Cycles located at 1043 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA for bike fittings and review of itinerary.
11:45AM- Group departs Quad Cycles and rides to Verrill Farm
11:45AM-15 mile ride to Verrill Farm in Concord, MA
1:00AM- 2:00PM: First stop at Verrill Farm in Concord, MA for hayride tour of farm
& small bite to eat
2:00PM- 5 mile ride to Walden Pond in Concord, MA
2:20PM- 3:30PM: Second stop at Walden Pond in Concord, MA for semi-guided tour
3:30PM-5:00PM: 15 mile ride back to Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA
5:00PM: Group drops bikes off at Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA
5:00PM to 9:00PM: Group dines at Tryst in Arlington, MA. Riders must present their EventBrite ticket at check-in at Quad Cycles and again at Tryst while being seated. Dinner time may vary depending on rider’s preference.
$40 per person. Cost includes tour and dessert at Verrill Farm, a historical experience at Walden Pondand dinner at Tryst. Additional $17 per person for bike and equipment rental from Quad Cycles.
**Please note: 18%-20% gratuity at Tryst is encouraged and not included in the bike tour
RSVP is mandatory.
All guests, whether renting or not, are required to wear a helmet. Without a helmet, guests will not be permitted to ride. Helmets will NOT be available to rent without bicycle rental at Quad Cycles.
Riders are encouraged to bring water and to wear comfortable, athletic clothing. Event is rain or shine.
PLEASE NOTE: By purchasing this ticket, riders acknowledge that neither Tryst Restaurant nor Quad Cycles is responsible for any damage, loss or injury, which may be sustained by participating in this Culinary Bike Tour.
Please email Tryst at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, comments or concerns.