Tour de Breweries Manifesto
If the beer won't bike to us, we'll bike to the beer.
The Tour de Breweries will be a day packed with cycling and sampling. Below are some of the finer details of the day.
Beau's Brewery, 10 Terry Fox Dr., Vankleek Hill, Ontario (Map)
Please park at the side/rear of building
9 a.m. (Sign-in will be open at 8 a.m.)
9 to 10:30 - Stage 1 (30 km) to Le Castor (Rigaud, QC)
10:30 to 11:30 - Le Castor Brewery Visit and sampling
11:30 to 1:30 - Stage 2 (1 km Mont Rigaud Climb), Stage 3 (40 km) to Beau's (Vankleek Hill)
What to bring
Appropriate clothing for the day (a support vehicle will be available to carry any unwanted items as the day goes on)
Money for the stop at Le Castor (should you want to purchase some beer)
Appetite (for the delicious lunch prepared by Beau's in house Chef)
All riders are expected to follow the rules of the road. Anyone that crosses the yellow line forfeits their beer to the organizers. The stop at Le Castor Brewery is only an hour long. This is not a competition to see who can drink as many samples in that hour (personal record 4). If we see anyone cycling like the guy to the right, you'll be asked to take a breather at the side of the road until your liquid courage wears off. Seriously, we would like to avoid any problems on the day. You know the drill, know your limits. That and you have a 1 km climb right after the brewery visit. That will sober you up in a hurry.
There will be three ride captains to guide you during the day. They are cycling experts and beer lovers. We'll make sure everyone makes the cut and doesn't get eliminated from the Tour. For extreme mechanicals or medicals, we'll call the support vehicle.
The support vehicle will be equipped with a cooler of water and a storage space for all your purchases from Le Castor.
After all the sampling and cycling we will have draw for a Beau's gift basket and some Bike Centric art. A few pieces will also be available for purchase après and pre ride.
Lastly, please download and read the waiver. At sign-in you will initial to indicate that you have read the waiver and understand what you've got yourself into.