Bikes & Bites - 4th Annual Culinary Bike Tour with Tryst

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  • October 05, 2014 - October 05, 2014
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Location: Tryst Restaurant
  • Admission: $40 per person

Chef Paul Turano of Tryst Restaurant located north of Boston in Arlington, MA has partnered with Quad Cycles, Ferns Country Store and Wilson Farm for his 4th annual culinary bike tour. On Sunday, October 5th, 2014, those with a passion for food and adventure will experience the flavors of fall on Tryst's Fourth Annual Culinary Bike Tour!

This one-day excursion will highlight the best of local flavors as riders embark on a 22-mile bike ride, making stops at local food & wine purveyors including Ferns Country Store in Carlisle, MA, Wilson Farm in Lexington, MA and finally Tryst in Arlington, MA.

"I wanted to do something that was out-of-the-box and really highlighted the fall season. Each year we get more and more riders, and it's really taken on a life of its own," said Chef Paul Turano. "Dining should be an experience- and this is the ultimate New England experience."

The tour starts at 11:00 AM when the group meets at Quad Cycles, the area's premier bicycle shop located on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA. From there Quad Cycles Ambassador Jen Zeuli will lead the group to their first stop, Ferns Country Store in Carlisle, MA, for a wine tasting and small bites. Riders will then head to Wilson Farm in Lexington, MA, where they will tour the farm and stop at the farm stand before heading back to Arlington where they end their journey with a two-course dinner at Tryst Restaurant.

This all-inclusive, 22-mile culinary bike tour is $40 per person and includes a wine tasting and small bites at Ferns Country Store and dinner at Tryst (please note: alcohol and gratuity are not included at dinner). Guests are encouraged to bring their own bicycles and equipment. Bike equipment and rentals from Quad Bicycle are an additional $17 per person.                       

WHEN: Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 11:00AM to approximately 6:00PM.                    

WHERE: The tour will consist of 4 stops: Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA, Ferns Country Store in Carlisle, MA, Wilson Farm in Lexington, MA and Tryst Restaurant in Arlington, MA.


11:00AM- Group meets at Quad Cycles located at 1043 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, MA for bike fittings and review of itinerary

11:45AM- Group departs Quad Cycles and rides to Ferns Country Store.

11:45AM-11 mile ride to Ferns Country Store in Carlisle, MA                     

1:15PM- 2:15PM: First stop at Ferns Country Store for wine tasting and bite to eat

2:15PM- 8 mile ride to Wilson Farm in Lexington, MA

3:00PM- 3:45PM: Second stop at Wilson Farm for stop at the farm stand.

3:45PM-4:15PM: 3 mile ride back to Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA                    

4:15PM: Group drops bikes off at Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA

4:00PM to 9:00PM: Group dines at Tryst in Arlington, MA. Time may vary depending on rider's preference.           

COST: $40 per person. Cost includes wine tasting and small bites at Ferns Country Store, stop at Wilson Farm and dinner at Tryst. Additional $17 per person for bike and equipment rental from Quad Cycles.                          

RSVP: RSVP is mandatory and can be made by purchasing tickets here:  

ADDITIONAL: All guests, whether renting or not, are required to wear a helmet. Without a helmet, guests will not be permitted to ride. Helmets will not be available to rent without bicycle rental at Quad Cycles. Rain date is Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

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