Here's what we have in store for you!
Nestled between two of the Great Lakes, the Niagara region offers cyclists beautiful views, exquisite food and exceptional wine and spirits.
Join us Friday evening at Stratus Vineyards for a warm welcome reception party.
Pick up your swag bag, Jerseys as you make your way into the Niagara Region.
Gourmet appetizers from Treadwell Cuisine will served and paired with a flight of Stratus Wines just for you!
Treadwell Cuisine is Niagara’s most critically acclaimed restaurant. Since opening their doors in May 2006, they have always been fascinated and driven by the “farm-to-table” concept, emphasizing the best artisan producers from the Niagara region and surrounding areas. Treadwell uses the restaurant to not only showcase their team’s talent, but also showcase the individuals behind the ingredients."
Gourmet breakfast begins for riders and guests at 13th Street Winery, in St. Catherines.
Come early and indulge in a healthy and filling breakfast before rolling out for your ride!
Cyclists roll out!
Long Ride (100km) , Fitness Ride (50km), Cappuccino Ride (25km)
Cyclists will ride from St. Catherines, to Jordan, and then up onto the Beamsville Bench. (Final Routes TBD).
Ride the Vine is a no drop ride, meaning no one will ever have to ride alone. If something happens, our support vehicles will be available to help you get back up and running quickly. If necessary, the support vehicles will be available to give you a lift to the finish line.
On the day of the ride we'll break into at least two groups for the 100km Loop. The first will find a comfortable average pace for the group between 25-28km/h on the flats. The second group will find a an average between 27-33km/h on the flats.
All riders should be comfortable riding in a group and understand that the ride is unsanctioned. Meaning roads won't be closed, no one is required to purchase insurance, and everyone rides at their own risk.
Riders will stop at at 3 - 4 gourmet food locations along the way to refuel! (More details to come!)
Cyclists return to 13th Street Winery for a beautiful lunch.
Enjoy your lunch as you browse the gorgeous art and wines of 13th Street Winery, or take your lunch to-go as you rejuvenate for Saturday nights’ events!
13th Street Winery, founded in 1998, celebrates twenty years of winemaking in 2018! Originally started by four amateur winemaker friends the winery was purchased in 2008 by the current owners: John & June Mann and Doug & Karen Whitty. Both families have deep roots in the Niagara community.
13th Street Winery evolved from a desire to create exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of Niagara, while also providing a place for guests to congregate and escape; to relax and discover; and to experience and learn.
Together, the two families’ shared vision for the winery is on full display at the retail wine boutique on Fourth Avenue. The beautifully restored century-old farmhouse was designed to be both contemporary and inviting, where the ambiance and warm hospitality of home can be experienced by all visitors.
The spectacular Gallery Room and its’ harvest–style table is the ideal location to bring together friends, family, and strangers to explore a common love for wine, food, art, and conversation.
13th Street Winery looks forward to welcoming Ride the Vine back in 2019!
After refreshing at your hotel, home or Airbnb, meet us at 6:00pm for a fun and interactive set of fireside chats!
We will welcome the chefs, cyclists and winemakers of the delights you will indulge in to the stage, and you will be able to ask them questions about their work, life and love for Niagara.
Following the fireside chats, you will be invited to enjoy the best of Niagara’s cuisine, beer and wine for a 4-course dinner.
Location to be announced!