No, not a bus tour, or a winery tour, but a cycling tour, ala the Tour de France. From their website:
The 2018 edition of the Tour of Napa Valley will represent the Eagle Cycling Club’s 42nd year producing this premier event. In keeping with our theme of “Pour It On,” we invite you to join us in “pouring on” the fun, be it cruising through idyllic vineyard countryside, perhaps spotting a Bald Eagle over Lake Hennessey, blasting over the rollers alongside Lake Berryessa, chatting with our rest stop volunteers as you enjoy homemade cookies, exulting in reaching the top of the iconic Ink Grade, then taking in the views of the valley from White Cottage Road and finally, enjoying a barbeque lunch washed down by beer and/or local wine. The Tour of Napa Valley is entirely organized and staffed by Eagle members and volunteers and is the primary source of fundraising for the club. The Eagle Cycling Club returns most of the proceeds from the Tour back to the local community in the form of charitable grants. Local organizations that we support include the Napa County Bicycle Coalition, Safe Routes to School, Redwood Empire Mountain Bike Alliance, Napa County Volunteer Fire Departments, Vine Trail Coalition Northern California, Skyline Park Association, Karma Kits, Adopt A Highway and the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association.
We will start and finish at the old Yountville Veteran’s Home. I once did a consulting job there in the 70s. They will serve a BBQ
lunch after the ride. Any of you vets from California, you can live out your last days here! For FREE!!!
The Eagle Cycling Club has these objectives: Promoting safe bicycle riding, touring and racing events
Encouraging liaison between members and other cycling and related organizations
Promoting bicycling as a means of every day transportation and recreation
Encouraging physical fitness through cycling
Promoting fun and fellowship via various social and service events.
There are four options for the Tour: a Century (100 miles), 65 miles ready to climb, 40 miles into the hills, and flat 35 miles. I think you know which one I will do, particularly if we stop at more than a few wineries. There will be rest stops every 20 miles or so.
I plan to do some serious wine tasting on Saturday. The usual spots, or somewhere new?
See you there!