Do you love peanut butter sandwiches and granola bars, other crappy food on bike rides? Do you skip rest stops because you need to get to the finish first? Well, then this ride is not for you.
Do any of these words describe you: pleasure rider, gastronome, epicure, gourmand, connoisseur or just plain foodie? How about a beautiful bike ride? Yes? Then you’ve come to the right place.
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, come along for the 7th annual Santa Fe Gourmet Classic bike ride with gourmet food at each rest stop, catered by Walter Burke Catering. The non-competitive, 62-mile (approximate) bike ride takes you through Santa Fe and out into the surrounding areas, winding around meadows with beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo and Sandia Mountains.
Enjoy a light (or heavy, as you wish) breakfast to start your ride. Then pedal your way to several rest stops featuring light creative treats, giving you plenty of energy to make it to the next stop. A gourmet lunch will fuel the second half of your journey. Finish off the ride with some fruit and artisanal cheeses.
Please note that the menu, route and the location of the rest stops are subject to some modifications.
Also note that the ride is not tough but neither is it a "piece of cake". It is 62 miles! For you folks coming from sea level (or lower) please be aware that we are at approximately 7000 ft and that will challenge your lungs!