Popular bicycle ride will take bicyclists past KC’s best breweries for a fifth time
The Tour de Bier KC is back for its fifth year on May 17, 2015 with added stops and new features.
The Tour de Bier KC, is a historic point by point bicycle excursion of Kansas City’s breweries, historic brewing landmarks and other breweriana and is lauded as “the most fun you can have on a bike” says Eric Rogers, the executive director of BikeWalkKC.
Participants in the Tour de Bier KC can look forward to learning about the rich history of brewing in Kansas City and learn the stories, fables and urban legends surrounding brewing in Kansas City. On the tour you will learn about the “wettest block in the world,” the unusual shape of the first beer can and where in Kansas City was the location of the city’s only Alligator pit.
Registration for the Tour de Bier KC is now open and is limited to 1200. The fee for the tour is $35.00 until Jan 1 2015. Those that sign up before May 1, 2014 will receive a t-shirt with their entry fee.
The Tour de Bier KC will start and end at Knuckleheads Saloon in the East Bottoms. All participants will cruise through the City Market, meander beside historic buildings in the West Bottoms, and pass by some of the most famous beer institutions in Kansas City. The main tour will take riders past Boulevard Brewing Company, and the longer tour will zip past the Green Room in Westport to Martin City Brewing Company. The Tour de Bier KC will have plenty of fun, themed rest stops, docents to help tell the story of the Tour de Bier KC and many guides to help you along the way.
At the end of the Tour de Bier KC participants and the public will celebrate not only the end of the Tour de Bier KC, but also the end of Bike Week 2015 events for the region. There will be beer for tour participants provided by the Boulevard Brewing Company and food and massages for all participants after the ride. If your bike needs fixing local bike shops will be there to help you get back on the road.