Red Kite Ronde et Vous

Ed note: crossposting this from RKP and it’s about an event planned for this October. Save the date for Red Kite Ronde et Vous.

Bikes. Beer. Great riding. It’s a simple recipe, but one that reliably produces terrific results.

RKP is going to produce its first event next fall. It will be a gathering of bike makers and bike riders. We’ll look at great bikes, talk to amazing builders and go for two incredible rides.

The event will take place here in Santa Rosa, October 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

Among the frame builders who are already committed are Black Cat Bicycles, Hampsten Cycles, and Argonaut Cycles. We’ll be announcing more in the near future.

Registration will include the two rides, Friday night reception and Saturday night’s event. We will be serving food so you don’t have to leave to have dinner and local beers including Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing Co.

Saturday’s ride will recreate Sonoma County’s most iconic gravel ride: Old Caz, guided by none other than Mr. Grasshopper himself, Miguel Crawford.

And serving as our headquarters for the weekend will be our local oasis for cyclists: The Astro Motel.

A few years back we held a contest to name an event we wanted to produce (but turned out to be just too expensive to do), and the winner to that contest was the Red Kite Rondezvous.

We’re reviving that, but with a little twist: We are excited to present the Red Kite Ronde et Vous. We hope to see you in October. We will post registration info soon.

Read what it’s like riding these routes in Issue 21: Drop Bar Playground.