Bikes, Beer and Cheese, Oh My!

Four small businesses are coming together this Sunday for a special event along Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture area to celebrate a unique marriage of bikes, beer and cheese.


Four small businesses are coming together this Sunday, May 20, for a special event along Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture area to celebrate a unique marriage of bikes, beer and cheese.

The CT Beer Trail has teamed up with cycling experts from the Pedal Power bicycle shops to host their first Bikes & Beers event of the season along the city’s riverfront bike friendly trails.

The family friendly casual ride will lead cyclists of all experience levels on a six mile loop. More experienced riders will have an opportunity to repeat the loop or ride along some of the wooded trails further north of Riverside Park to extend their ride.

Once the ride is finished, participants will be invited to make a short drive to the Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. in Bloomfield, where they will be offered brewery tours and the chance to sample handcrafted beer made locally at the facility.

The Whey Station, a mobile food truck owned and operated by a local husband and wife team, will be on hand serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and “truck made” soups.

This Sunday also marks the beginning of legal  throughout the state.  Thanks to new legislation this month those participating in this event will be able to buy craft beer from the brewery and take it home in containers called growlers. 

This event will mark the end of American Craft Beer Week and comes just after National Ride Your Bike to Work Week.  With beautiful weather in the forecast, participants should be in for a great time.  More information is available at the CT Beer Trail website.

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Walt May 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM
Just what we need around town, bike riders who already ignore traffic laws, now , with a few beers
Bill Fasula May 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Walt, can I assume that you never ignore traffic laws while driving?
Rob Gianazza May 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Those don't look like DOT approved helmets...
Myb Allsitich May 21, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Please tell the riders to leave the grape smugglers home. I don't know why they all feel the need to dress up like Lance Armstrong to ride a few blocks. The clothes don't look good on Lance and they sure as hell don't look any better on some over aged over weight weekend bike enthusiast.


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