UPDATE: Raffle ticket sales have now closed. The winner was Eric Abbott of Seattle.
Still interested in biking in Walla Walla? Washington wine country will be one of the featured regions in Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Tours in Washington; you can preorder an autographed copy and other items through our Kickstarter campaign, which runs until Aug. 28, 2013. We’re also putting on a benefit bike tour in wine country that lets you help research that tour.
Walla Walla is listed as one of the 10 Best Small Towns in America by Fodor’s, Random House Publishing’s travel and tourism division. (Seattle Times, 3/21/13.)
Walla Walla lies in Eastern Washington’s wine country in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The region is home to over 100 vineyards and wineries, Whitman Mission National Historic Site, and offers some outstanding outdoor recreation – including bicycling.
Thanks to our board member Andy Pryor, the Bicycle Alliance is raffling off an amazing Walla Walla Bicycle Experience Weekend for Two valued at $600. This experience package is for the weekend of June 14 & 15, 2013 and includes:
- A two-night luxury stay (June 14/15) for two in the Viognier King Suite at the Girasol Vineyard & Inn. Your suite is one of only three in this European style inn located in the vineyard. It has a private entrance and an east-facing patio with views of the vineyards and foothills. Included in your stay is a welcome wine and cheese tray upon your arrival and a gourmet breakfast served up fresh each morning by the owner/chef.
- A $50 gift certificate good towards dinner at Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen. This small and intimate restaurant is a tucked-away treasure in the Walla Walla wine country. Owner/chef Chris Ainsworth has been a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef in the Northwest” and has been nominated to the 2013 edition of “Best Chefs America.” Union Bulletin, 3/11/13.
- Two registrations to the Ann Weatherill Cycling Classic on June 15. The Ann Ride is organized by the Walla Walla Wheatland Wheelers and showcases the wheat fields, vineyards, orchards, and Blue Mountain foothills of this amazing region. Choose from 30-, 60- or 100-mile route options. The Ann Ride is fully supported and includes a spaghetti and meatballs feast at the finish line.
Tickets are $5 each and proceeds from the raffle will be used to grow bicycling in Walla Walla and Washington. Use this form to purchase your chance(s) to win this Walla Walla Bicycle Weekend Experience package. You can also sign up for the raffle at the Bicycle Alliance office in Pioneer Square. Chances will be sold until May 8 and the winner will be notified by May 9.