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Tour de Bier 2017

Register for Tour de Bier KC 2017 on May 14th.

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Through March 31st, 2017
Save $5 on new BikeWalkKC memberships.

Additional tax-deductible donation to support bicycle education and advocacy in Greater Kansas City.
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T-shirts are included in the registration price and are guaranteed if you register by April 1. If you register after April 1, a limited number of t-shirts will be available. If you are registering multiple riders, you may select their shirt sizes on the next screen(s).
 
(For planning purposes. You may ride any route you desire on ride day.)

Ride Start Times

  • 48 Miles: 8:00 a.m.
  • 37 Miles: 9:00 a.m.
  • 18 Miles: 10:00 a.m.

Three Routes
The shorter 18-mile rides show you the heart of Kansas City’s historic beer insti­tu­tions. You’ll have almost two-dozen points of interest and stops, includ­ing the site of Electric Park in the Industrial Northeast where bev­er­ages from the adja­cent Heim Brewery were pumped fresh into the park’s beer garden, and the erst­while “wettest block in the world” where 23 of 24 estab­lish­ments were liquor-related. Of course, it’s not all in the past: you’ll see—no, taste, the city’s beer legacy living on at Boulevard Brewing Co. and smaller brewers.

More hard­ened riders can choose the 37– or 48-mile ride. Both routes make the same stops as the shorter rides but break away to the south. The 37-mile riders visit Westport and loop around Waldo.

The 48-mile route drops visits Crane Brewery in Raytown and returns via scenic Johnson County.

Historic Stops
Though the tour is self-guided, docents will be at many stops to tell the story of Kansas City’s col­or­ful beer culture, recount­ing the rise and fall of big brews, the mob’s influ­ence on the lucra­tive busi­ness, and the story of “near-beer” and other Prohibition-dodging tech­niques. You’ll see man­sions built by beer barons, learn how Kansas City was a major outpost for Milwaukee and St. Louis brews, and hear about the con­nec­tion between KC base­ball and beer. Plus, you’ll learn about the role some of the city’s most iconic build­ings played in the pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­b­u­tion of beer. It’s an after­noon of tall tales and intrigue—together with bicy­cles and beer.

All pro­ceeds from Tour de Bier KC support BikeWalkKC’s edu­ca­tional pro­grams, leg­isla­tive efforts, and other ini­tia­tives, helping to improve con­di­tions for bicy­cling and walking in the area

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