UPDATE: Raffle ticket sales have ended.
One of the most spectacular wine regions in the country is in our own backyard.
Walla Walla is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains and is home to over 100 vineyards and wineries. It is where wine country, scenic beauty, bicycle adventures and small town hospitality intersect.
And we’re offering you an opportunity to experience it first hand with our Walla Walla Bicycle Weekend raffle. This package, good for two people and valued at $540, is for the weekend of June 20 & 21, 2014 and includes:
- A two-night stay at the Inn at Blackberry Creek, a bed and breakfast retreat with rolling lawns, tall shade trees, and a spring fed stream. Once a Victorian farmhouse built in 1906, the Inn has been lovingly restored to its original beauty and offers three spacious guest rooms. It’s a perfect place to launch your bicycle adventures and is just steps away from historic Pioneer Park.
Two entries to the Ann Weatherill Cycling Classic on June 21. 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 in Pioneer Park.
- A $50 gift certificate good towards dinner at Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen. Travel blogger Daytona Strong calls Saffron one of her go-to restaurants in Walla Walla. With arguably the best food in Walla Walla Valley, she advises travelers to make a reservation early and be prompt because demand is high at Saffron.
Raffle tickets are $5 each and proceeds will be used to grow bicycling in Walla Walla and Washington. Use our online raffle form to purchase your chance(s) to win this Walla Walla Bicycle Weekend package. You can also sign up for the raffle at the Washington Bikes office in Pioneer Square and at our Spokane Bike Swap table on April 12 & 13. Raffle tickets will be sold until May11 and the winner will be notified by May12.
Special thanks to WAbikes members Kristin Kinnamon and Kristi Knodell for their generosity and making this raffle possible!
I rode the Ann Weatherill last year on the short route; my husband did the long one. Gorgeous, peaceful riding and a fun, friendly ride thanks to the Wheatland Wheelers–not to be missed.
We ate at Saffron and it was incredible. Impeccable service and outstanding food. The day after the ride we biked to several wineries for tasting and explored the area. The weekend made a wonderful getaway.
If you do this once you’ll want to make it an annual tradition.