This one-day excursion will highlight the best of local flavors as riders embark on a 35-mile bike ride, making stops at some of the best local food & wine purveyors including Verrill Farms in Concord, MA, historical Walden Pond in Concord, MA and finally Tryst in Arlington, MA.
“I wanted to do something that was out-of-the-box and really highlighted the fall season. Everyone does squash soups and seasonal specials… I wanted to do something where diners got to experience it all-- from the weather, to the farm that the food comes from, to a local historical site that accentuates the region,” 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. A Quad Cycles Ambassador will lead the group to their first stop, the scenic Verrill Farm in Concord, MA, for a traditional country experience. There, the group will enjoy two fall favorites: a hayride tour of the 100 acre farmland followed by cider and a slice of homemade apple pie. Riders will then head to Walden Pond in Concord, MA, where they can attend a semi-guided tour of the historical site featuring the former home of Henry David Thoreau and a breath-taking 335 acres of wildlife and trails. Finally the group will head back to Arlington where they can reap the benefits of their hard work during a two course dinner at Tryst Restaurant.
This all-inclusive, 35-mile culinary bike tour is $40 per person and includes tours of Verrill Farm and Walden Pond, 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 21st, 2012 from 11:00AM to approximately 6:00PM.
WHERE:The tour will consist of 4 stops: Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA, Verrill Farm in Concord, MA, Walden Pond in Concord, 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 Verrill Farm
11:45AM-15 mile ride to Verrill Farm in Concord, MA
1:00AM- 2:00PM: First stop at Verrill Farm in Concord, MA for hayride tour of farm & small bite to eat
2:00PM- 5 mile ride to Walden Pond in Concord, MA
2:20PM- 3:30PM: Second stop at Walden Pond in Concord, MA for semi-guided tour
5:00PM: Group drops bikes off at Quad Cycles in Arlington, MA
5:00PM to 9:00PM: Group dines at Tryst in Arlington, MA. Time may vary depending on rider’s preference.
COST:$40 per person. Cost includes tour and dessert at Verrill Farm, a historical experience at Walden Pond 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: www.culinarybiketour.eventbrite.com
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.
About Tryst Restaurant:
Tryst is an upscale-casual restaurant specializing in contemporary American cuisine located in Arlington, MA, just minutes outside of Boston. Highly acclaimed Executive Chef/Owner Paul Turano strives to combine the elegance of upscale city dining with the comforts of a suburban bistro through his creative signature style and approachable menu. Tryst is the perfect destination for after work gatherings, dinner, cocktails and private functions. Tryst is located at 689 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476. Hours of operation are: Mon-Thu: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Fri-Sat: 5:00pm -11:00pm, Sun 4:30pm – 9:00pm. Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 2:30pm. For more information please call Tryst at 781- 641-2227 or log on to: www.trystrestaurant.com.
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