Following the success of prior years the Chelan Cycle de Vine will again include a boat trip across the lake. This ride will visit many of the valley’s popular wineries, and the route is ridable for most skill and fitness levels. Departing from and returning to Vin du Lac winery, the route will follow the north shore of the lake, including the town of Manson, before crossing the lake to Lake Chelan State Park. The lake crossing will of course be subject to weather conditions. The ride has become a circular tour of the beautiful Lake Chelan Valley. There will be Rest Stops at several of the wineries, and the participating wineries will be providing coupon promotions that can be enjoyed after the ride, throughout the weekend, or may entice you to return and enjoy all the Chelan has to offer on a subsequent visit. Also new this year is a poker run contest; riders will obtain playing cards at participating wineries and create the best poker hand for a grand prize at ride’s end.
A number of the wineries have excellent restaurants and offer live music on weekends. Riders are encouraged to eat at the wineries and enjoy the music venues.