Date: Sep 23, 2017
Time: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Time: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Bikes N’Brew is BACK for 2017 and features 3 different distances for you to explore the latest Cleveland breweries and visit old favorites! Bikes N’Brew is an unsupported bicycle tour through Cleveland’s expanding brew network and surrounding neighborhoods. There will be 20, 40, and 60 mile-ish suggested route options with cue sheets & maps provided.
Limited to the 21 and over crowd and 150 participants, with super pre-sale ticket pricing of $25, regular pricing of $30, and day of event registration of $40 if the event has not sold out yet.
You’ll be issued a passport to validate at each brewery you visit along the way, and post ride you’ll receive:
- A sample from each of the breweries you visited; up to five samples
- A pint from our hosts at Forest City Brewing
- Post-ride food
Oh yeah – you can pull a FULL KEG during the ride too! WHAT? There are 2 kegs available for solo riders or teams up to 4 to haul around Cleveland. The keg pull is serious labor (175 pounds of labor!) and gains you serious bragging rights during and after the event! You will pay for the privilege of pulling a keg, but it’s also a fun factor of the event. Pulling kegs is thirsty work, so these riders will receive a howler of beer from one of the breweries for their effort. Cost is $150 – and you can pull it by yourself of with up to 3 friends. (Keg Pull ticket sales end Sept 15th and no day of keg pull registration is available.)
Saturday September 23rd
Host: Forest City Brewing 2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113 [MAP]
Registration & Check In:
- 9:00am for 40 and 60 mile riders
- 10am for 20 mile riders
- Super Pre-Sale: $25 (sales end 8/21)
- Regular Price: $35 (sales end 9/21)
- On-Site Registration (if available): $40
- VIP Keg Pull (2 kegs available, solo pull or up to four person teams): $150 (sales end 9/15)
- Cue sheet & Map of suggested route
- Passport to be validated at each stop
- Up to 5 samples of local craft awesomeness
- Post-ride food
- Trailer & hitch (if you are a keg puller or team)
- Check-in (ID & helmet required): 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Forest City Brewing
- All riders on route no later than 11:15 am
- After party: 4:30-6 pm @ Forest City Brewing
Keg pulling fine print:
Keg pullers must arrive by 10:00am for a quick run down and trailer outfitting demo. If you sign up to pull the keg, make sure your bike can accommodate the standard bike trailer. See our handy-dandy guide in the FAQ section to be 100% sure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be 21 or over? Yes. We will check your ID upon check-in. Also, there will be a waiver to sign.
What if it rains and I already signed up? The ride is rain or shine. If you don’t feel like riding, consider your monies a great donation to Bike Cleveland and come join the after party. But really? Do you melt in the rain? RIDE YOUR BIKE! Bikes N’ Brew is a FUNDRAISER and happens rain or shine…so NO REFUNDS will be issued.
Do I have to visit each brewery by bike to earn my samples? The short answer is yes. In a “scavenger hunt” style, you must have your passport marked by each brewery to earn their sample at the after party. Hit 5? You get 5 samples. Hit only 2? Then you get 2 samples. And? Remember to RIDE RESPONSIBLY and SAFELY.
Is this a group ride? Will we have a leader? No and nope. The rolling start is between the time you check in and 11:15 am. After that, yer on your own. We stress that you obey traffic laws & Ride Responsibly always.
Are there road markings? No. However you will be armed with a cue sheet and maps with suggested routes.
I see you said -ish miles up top. Is it more than 20 or 40 or 60? Depending on routing, roads, conditions, and most logical yet easy ways from brewery to brewery, it could be a few miles more total, but we’ll do our best to keep it there or under. Pretty sure you will be having so much fun that you won’t even notice, though.
I am gonna pull that keg! Do I have to use my own bike? My own trailer? Yes, yes you do, and no. We provide the trailers (and kegs) – BUT be sure that your bike can accommodate a standard bike trailer (even though we will have a nice big beefy one, it connects the same).
How do I know if my bike will work with a trailer? Lucky for you, Eddy’s Bike Shop has provided a handy-dandy way to check. See the following photos (then continue to read the FAQ stuffs…it’s IMPORTANT!) Got questions on the trailer hitch stuff? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Should I bring a lock? Yes, a lock is recommended. And a HELMET IS REQUIRED.
What if I break down on the route? Can I call someone? A friend, sure. However this is an unsupported ride. (Read: No SAG) Please be sure your bike is in good working order and you have supplies to help you out on the road. Also, the cue sheet / map will note Bike Cleveland member bike shops along the routes.
Is this on roads or paths? Both. All riders should be comfortable with sharing the road and should obey all traffic laws.