About the ride: Kentucky and specifically the central Kentucky Bluegrass Region are littered with various organized bicycle rides. Our goal is to create an experience where you enjoy the freedom of the bicycle, the beauty of the bluegrass, and the bounty of our farmers; all while witnessing the skills and knowledge of some of Kentucky’s most talented chefs.
Registration Closes on Thursday, September 22nd at midnight so register before then to be a part of this great event!!
What is Savory Cycle? A bike ride that features unique pit stops at various restaurants and distilleries for you to eat and drink some of the best food in the region. Think of it as a progressive day of eating across the bluegrass.
There are two routes, a 25 mile ride to Woodford Reserve and back, and a metric century (62 miles). Have a friend that doesn’t want to ride? Worry not: there is a dinner-only ticket option for the finale, which will feature music, dinner, and good times. Art Mize and Diane Timmons will entertain us at lunch at Woodford Reserve.
Why? To celebrate the thriving local food and beverage culture in central Kentucky, to contribute to the vibrant cycling community, and to raise awareness and money for Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop.
When? Sunday, September 25, 2016
Where? The ride begins and ends at Holly Hill Inn located inMidway, Kentucky
About the food: Chef Ouita Michel and Chef Nat Henton have developed a fabulous menu for the event! We are excited to be offering such an exciting varitey of foods and drinks!
Holly Hill Inn:
Fresh fruit cornucopia
Mini scones and biscuits
Coffee and Tea
Rest Stop #1 (Metric Century Route Only)
Scratch- made “Natorade”- the original Gatorade
Scratch made energy bars and granola bars
Lunch on the creek
Homemade piadinas with arugula and prosciutto and a bourbon balsamic drizzle
Mini baguette sandwiches with scratch made pesto heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella
Massaged Kale salad with a pumpkin seed vinaigrette, parmagiano reggiano red onion, and dried cranberries
Potato vichyssoise topped with charred green onion and smoked paprika
Rest Stop #2 (Metric Century Route Only)
Black and blueberry lemonade
Cucumber mint lime-aid
Woodford cookies and corn cookies
Holly Hill Inn
Power salad of health: sprouts, snap peas, shredded carrots, cabbage, bok choy, sunflower seeds, feta, lemon tahini vinaigrette
Rosetti, fresh pesto, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan
Whole roasted sides of bourbon miso glazed salmon
Blackhawk farms barbecued brisket with house made sauce and pickles
End of the season grilled ratatouille, local grilled veggies dressed with olive oil and fresh herbs
Happy jack's potato confit, braised slow and low in olive oil and rosemary
Midway School Bakery garlic baguettes
Assorted desserts and sweets from Midway School Bakery
West Sixth Beer
All routes will begin and end at Holly Hill Inn in Midway, Kentucky. After the rides, dinner, drinks and live music will happen at Holly Hill.
All riders are required to wear a helmet.
25 miles with stops at Holly Hill Inn, Woodford Reserve, and back to Holly Hill Inn.
Five -course metric century:
62 miles with breakfast at Holly Hill and 4 stops including our traditional lunch stop at Woodford Reserve Distillery.
No-Sweat Route: Join your cyclist friends for dinner at Holly Hill Inn
Notes about Routes and Pace: The routes will be open to normal traffic. Maps and cue sheets will be provided and the course will be marked for easy navigation. Your pace is up to you. We encourage you to not make this a speed or “training” ride but to slow down, enjoy the beautiful bluegrass and your companions. However, we do ask that you be respectful and that you work to make each stop during the allotted window of time. If you get done a bit early, enjoy a West Sixth beer or some Woodford Reserve bourbon at Holly Hill Inn prior to dinner service. We think it will work best if you average 13 mph during the ride.
Route Support: Along the route at each stop we will have extra nutrition, water, general bike tools, pump, and emergency supplies such as suntan lotion, etc. Additionally, we will have a sag wagon (broomwagon) in case someone has difficulty with the distance, is too far behind, or has mechanical problems.
Rain Policy: Due to the nature of this event and the amount of preplanning, ordering food, and cooking, we are a 100% rain or shine ride. However, if the weather is not favorable on the day of the event, we encourage you to partner with other friends and carpool to each location. We will not be able to provide refunds due to weather.
Cancellation Policy: The last day for a refund is Sunday September 18. Any cancellation after that date will not receive a refund due to food and goods already being purchased.