Our 2013 Bikes & Beers Series has been off to a great start this season! We’ve had two awesome rides so far, with another four planned all the way through September. Our first Bikes and Beers ride was in conjunction with CTBeertrail.net and City Steam Brewery in Hartford, CT. Continue reading
The final Bikes & Beers ride is on tap (pun totally intended) for Monday, September 17th. We are dove-tailing into Pedal Power‘s awesome, weekly Monday Night Rides events, where we see 60-100 riders each Monday. We will have a nice, scenic, rolling 13 mile loop for folks attending specifically for the beer ride. If you have a road bike and would like to do a longer ride, feel free to join one of our four group levels that regularly go out on Monday nights.
Post-ride, the good folks at Eli Cannon’s have been gracious enough to open up especially for our group! (they are normally closed on Monday nights). They will have a great, free buffet and lots of awesome craft beers on tap. Please check out all of the details below:
–Anyone riding with us MUST have, and wear a helmet during the ride. No helmet, no ride, no excuses. If you show up without one, you’ll have a second chance, as Pedal Power sells lots of great colors and styles!
-All rides depart from Pedal Power Middletown (from the back lot) at 5PM sharp, on Monday September 17th. Daylight is at a premium this time of year, so please get there with enough time to be ready to roll at 5PM.
-Parking fills up quickly behind Pedal Power. There is an overflow lot to the left of Pedal Power, behind Kid City, that has ample parking. Please do not park in any spots designated as church parking.
-If you are riding your bicycle to Eli Cannon’s, make sure you have a good lock. If you are leaving your bicycle on your car while you’re at Eli’s, make sure you have a good lock. Pedal Power will also have secure bike parking available after the ride at the shop.
Around 90 people attended the event that started at the Pedal Power bicycle shop at 359 Main St. and ended at Eli Cannon’s Tap Room at 695 Main St., for some beer and complimentary food, said Bryon Turner, founder of the CT Beer Trail.
The popular series celebrates bicycling and local craft beer all across Connecticut.
After the success of our first WilliBrew ride, we decided to create a Bikes & Beers series in conjunction with ctbeertrail.net. For the second rendition of this now infamous ride, we moved the start time up to noon to allow more riders the opportunity to ride back without headlights. Around 11:30 the cars started rolling in, and within 20 minutes the Pedal Power parking lot was full.