2015 Tour & Taste of The Valley Benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley is hosting the 7th Annual Tour & Taste of the Valley on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Our Central Coast fall weather, paired with a variety of beautiful bike rides, 5k & 10k run, first class wine, beer and food tasting and live music, blend to create the perfect opportunity to give back in support of our local youth programs.
All proceeds will directly benefit the year round educational, sports and arts programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley to local children ages 6-18. This foodie, cycling, and running event will start and culminate in the authentic Orcutt Union Plaza, in Old Town Orcutt, California. We invite you to partake in a well supported ride or run, then celebrate life at our Tasting Festival or simply come down for the generous food, beer, and wine tasting. There will be live music, raffles, guaranteed sunshine and artisan vendors. Buy your TOUR Ride or Run Ticket (TASTE event and shirt included) or TASTE ticket today online. Volunteers needed at a variety of locations and lunch & T-shirt will be provided. See VOLUNTEER page for details.
THE TOUR OF THE VALLEY RIDES & RUNS We offer a variety of distances and welcome all levels. There are two bike courses from which to choose. The first is the 50k or 31 miles and the second course is 100k or 62 miles. We provide aid stations and port o johns along each course as well as ample directional signage and turn sheets to carry. All courses are relatively flat and on paved roads. View course maps and elevation 5K or 10k RUN For running enthusiasts we are offering 5K & 10k runs that starts and finishes in Orcutt Union Plaza. Complete the run and then join us for the Taste portion of Tour and Taste of the Valley. TOUR REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN Pre-register now online to receive a 2015 event T-Shirt. Late registration does not include T-Shirt. All registrations DO INCLUDE the TASTE food, beer and wine event valued at $35. You may buy additional TASTE tickets for your guests, friends and family. All proceeds go directly to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley.
Mandatory Check-in: Ride- Saturday, September 5th from 6 am to 8 am, Run 7 am to 10 am at Orcutt Union Plaza, 235 S. Broadway, Orcutt, California. Late registrations are welcome at the same price, however to receive a 2015 event T-Shirt you must register by August 31st. No exceptions.
TOUR START TIMES 7 a.m. 100k / 62 Mile Ride 7:30 a.m. 50k / 31 Mile Ride – 10 a.m 10k Run 10:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk
Riders must ride single file, always wear a helmet with the chin strap attached and obey all traffic laws. No head phones or earphones are allowed on the bike course.
THE TASTE OF THE VALLEY EVENT – 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Come support Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley while enjoying the best food, wine and beer the Central Coast has to offer. Our award winning vendors will provide taste and pour samples of a variety of food, beers and wine with 100%TASTE ticket proceeds being donated. Last year’s TASTE vendors included Cottonwood Winery, Testa Catering, Rooney’s Irish Pub, Trattoria Uliveto, Blue Moon, Fat Tire, Sierra Nevada, and many more! TASTE wristband is required and is included in TOUR ride or run registration. Proof of 21 and over is required to enter TASTE pavilion.
TASTE of the Valley Registration: Free to all TOUR Ride or Run Participants $35 Adult Registration $10 for 10 and under. Buy your Taste tickets now!
Tour & Taste 2015 Jerseys Collectible Tour & Taste 2015 Voler Bike Jerseys are available for sale now! All proceeds go directly to the BGCSMV. http://www.voler.com/browse/collections/details/li/TourTasteoftheValley