The first annual Tour De Brew was a blast! Over 800 people signed up! Amazing for a 1st time bicycling event in KC.
I did the 15 miler on my trusty Bambina with my huge Basil panniers, allowing me to carry 2 small children if need be. Luckily, I didn’t need to.
I met up with my pal Elise, who was riding solo also so we decided to team up for our brewery-seeing tour. She had a real camera so she got some lovely photos. She makes some wild and wacky stuff. Check out her stuff at Pilot Valve.
We missed a few places since not all were marked for the slightly unawares (myself). Only got stopped by one train (in the west bottoms) and we saw a deer! It was scrambling up and over the railroad tracks heading towards DST on SW Blvd.
Elise pointed the Pabst tile out or I never would have seen it. And yes, I made her lay on the ground for this shot.
The beer was cold at the finish line – Knuckleheads – and I ran into a few folks I knew. I managed to end up with 4 beer tix so I made good use of all of them. Pilsner, Amber Ale, Pale Ale and another Pilsner. Love the Boulevard beer. I use their corks in my handlebars.
Caesar made an appearance too! He and Marko made the trip by motorcycle. He was a little overheated but enjoyed all the fuss being made over his handsome furriness.
Kudos to everyone involved in the Tour De Brew. They created a fantastic event. I will definitely be back next year!