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2019 Katy Wine Tour
October 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Enjoy Missouri wine country at its very finest at one of our most scenic rides. You’ll experience autumn trees in their full splendor while visiting up to three wineries, including Lake Creek, Mt. Pleasant or Sugar Creek.
Registration begins at 8:00 AM, but most of the wineries on the route do not open till 11 AM (all open at 11, except Blumenhof, which opens at noon). Please keep this in mind when planning your ride. If you decide to leave right at 8:00 AM, you’ll most likely not be able to go into any of the wineries. We suggest leaving between 9:30 – 11:00 to make sure you can experience all the great wineries this area has to offer.
- Note: We’ve extended the registration window to 11:00 AM, so there’s no need to start in the cold.
NOTE: A majority of the routes will be on the Katy Trail, so make sure to bring an appropriate bike for the trail. A gravel or hybrid bike (or one with wider tires) would suffice.
ALSO the long route (38 miles) will come off the Katy Trail, so if you decide to do this route be prepared for road riding for around 20 miles. The short and medium will also come off, but only for about 1/2 mile in Augusta for a rest stop.
For more information on the Katy, consult their FAQ’s page here
Registration price include two wine tasting tickets for Defiance Ridge Vineyards. Please note the kitchen for Defiance Ridge closes at 4:00 PM and the business closes at 5:00 PM.
Terrain: Flat to hilly, some big hills going in and out of wineries and around Klondike Park
Mileage: 6, 20, 31, or 38
Wineries for each route:
- 6-mile: Sugar Creek
- 20-mile: Sugar Creek & Mt. Pleasant (option of Augusta Winery)
- 31-mile: Sugar Creek & Mt. Pleasant (turn around point is close to Blumenhof Winery)
- 38-mile: Sugar Creek, Mt. Pleasant, and Lake Creek (with option of Augusta Winery)