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Tour de Wine ~ A Perfect Pairing of Cycling, Wine and Food Trucks

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May 22, 2018
 
 
 
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CONTACT:
Kathleen Matson
Galen Glen Winery
255 Winter Mountain Drive
Andreas, PA 18211
Phone: 570-386-3682
e-mail: gruveegruner@galenglen.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tour de Wine ~ A Perfect Pairing of Cycling, Wine and Food Trucks
Local Winery & Bike Shop Partner For Three Exhilarating Events
 
 
255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, PA 18211.In the summer of 2017, Rich Stianche of D'nA Bikes in Tamaqua and the Troxell family thought, "let's offer a bike ride from the winery." That event drew over 25 cyclists who enjoyed a 25 mile ride through the undulating hills of Schuylkill County, as they returned to the winery they were greeted by a food truck for refueling. Everyone who attended had a great time and began asking, "When is the next ride?" As Stianche said, "This was the perfect fit, the wonderful Troxell boys and wine and cycling go so well together."
 
Fast forward to January of 2018 when dates for winery events and cycling events were being scheduled and the planning began. The dates were set for Sundays, June 3, July 1 and August 5. This year Calvin and Noah Troxell have planned two routes, an intermediate route of approximately 15 miles and a more advanced route of 25-30 miles. Tasting Room Manager, Kathy Matson scheduled the food trucks and is very excited about the offerings. She stated, "we have Caribbean Cuisine in June, Couchpota Doh! In July and Vince's Cheesesteaks in August. All three provide delicious food for refueling." The ride is a free event. The only cost is to purchase food, wine or beer after the ride. When asked what cyclists could expect this year, Stianche commented, "On ride day expect great company, stunning views, a great ride and of course, a fantastic 'after party' in the vineyard." He went on to state, "It's always nice to have free events for people to come out and meet others with the same interests, make new friends, try new food and different wines." It is recommended that cyclists bring a bike, a helmet, some hydration for the ride, an open mind, and the expectation of a great time. Registration for the ride begins at 10am and the cyclists will depart the winery at 11am. In the event of rain, the ride will not take place. However, cyclists, their families, and non-cyclists are still welcome to come for the food trucks from 11-2 and enjoy a great meal in the winery's enclosed pavilion. Food trucks will be at the winery rain or shine. 
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About D'nA Bikes
 
D'nA Bikes was established in 2012 with a dream, now a reality, to ingrain cycling and adventure within their local community and show that it can change lives for the better. The shop in Tamaqua carries new and used bicycles, has a full repair shop, gear and even accessories for running and competing in triathlons. Their goal is to help others reach their fitness goals.
 
 
About Galen Glen Winery
 
Galen Glen Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Andreas Pennsylvania and was the only winery listed by Zagat in the "Top Ten Reasons to Drive to the Lehigh Valley." They were named "Best Winery-Pennsylvania" by the New York International Wine Competition in Manhattan and The Morning Call's, Reader's Choice 2015, 2016, and 2017 "Best Winery and Vineyard." Recently, they were the only American winery listed by Falstaff Magazine (Austria and Germany's equivalent to Wine Spectator) for Best Riesling and several wines have received outstanding reviews from JamesSuckling.com. The vineyard is on the family's double-century farm and is full of history. The tasting room's knowledgeable and engaging staff always make your visit enjoyable. They are open year round. Currently, the tasting room hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5pm, Saturday, 11am to 5pm and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Additional holiday hours can be found on the website. Plan to spend some time drinking in their exceptional views and award-winning wines with some locally-made cheeses or bring your own snacks.
 
For more information about the winery's award winning wines and other upcoming events, please visit the website or "Like" on Facebook at Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery and follow on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @galenglenwine and Instagram #galenglenwine. The tasting room may be reached via telephone at 570-386-3682. The staff looks forward to meeting you and your family and helping you create unforgettable memories at Galen Glen.
 
 
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CONTACT:
Kathleen Matson
Galen Glen Winery
255 Winter Mountain Drive
Andreas, PA 18211
Phone: 570-386-3682
 
e-mail: gruveegruner@galenglen.com