Wednesday, February 24, 2016

the 2016 Tour de Brewtah

In 2010 a bunch of bicycle and beer enthusiasts got together to combine two great hobbies into one, all encompassing event that gave all the participants a greater appreciation of the outdoors, Salt Lake City's downtown all while fueling people with great local craft beers. I'm talking about the Tour de Brewtah. If you've participated, you know what I'm talking about. If not? listen-up - your going to want to hear this.

The "Tour" is basically a way to connect people with their bikes and the great craft beers of Utah. It's a ride designed to appeal to all levels of riders that can run from a few hours to most of the day.

This year there will be four routes for participants. All  Routes will begin and end at the Gallivan Center in SLC.

The first is the Free Spirit Route - it's the shortest and is great for those who want to take their time
and enjoy a fun cruise around the downtown area.
Registration: $45 per rider
Start Times: 12:00pm OR 1:00pm OR 2:00pm
Starting Location: Gallivan Center
Approximate Mileage: 4.5 miles
Stop 1: Squatters
Stop 2: Desert Edge
Stop 3: Poplar
Stop 4: Gallivan Center

Next is the Weekend Warrior - This fun loop route will take you down to South Salt Lake, then across the S Line to Sugar house, and then back downtown.
Registration: $45 per rider
Start Times: 11:30am OR 12:30pm
Starting Location: Gallivan Center
Approximate Mileage: 11 miles
Stop 1: Shades of Pale
Stop 2: Wasatch Brew Pub
Stop 3: Beer Hive
Stop 4: Gallivan Center

The Trail Blazer - This middle-of-the-road route will be a fun chance to explore a bunch of Salt Lake’s finest neighborhoods, while hitting up Avenues Proper’s new location!
Registration: $45 per rider
Start Times: 11:30am OR 12:30pm
Starting Location: Gallivan Center
Approximate Mileage: 9 miles
Stop 1: The Annex
Stop 2: Avenues Proper
Stop 3: Beer Bar
Stop 4: Gallivan Center

Finally for the hard-core bikers there's the Ex-Splorer  Route - this will be the longest yet! This is the route for those who enjoy working a bit for their refreshments.
Registration: $50 per rider
Start Time: 10:30am
Starting Location: Gallivan Center
Approximate Mileage: 36 miles
Stop 1: Bohemian
Stop 2: Uinta
Stop 3: The Garage on Beck
Stop 4: Red Rock
Stop 5: Gallivan Center

Registration opens March 1st and the actual Tour takes place on Saturday April 30, 2016
Registration includes:
  • Tour de Brewtah Pint Glass
  • Several pours of Utah’s finest craft beer or soda
  • Post-ride party with music, vendors, and fun
  • Riding through Salt Lake City on a beautiful day with tons of great people
  • Support for Splore and its mission of providing outdoor adventures to people of all abilities 
For more info on the Tour de Brewtah, pop on over here. Costumes are encourages. There is a cap to the number of participants and it does fill up fast, so don't wait too long to register. Hope to see you out there

Cheers!

Photo Courtesy - Chase Carpenter Design

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