The first ever Jasper Vintage tour is a bike ride through the countryside of Jasper County, with a start and finish at scenic Keltoi Winery, stops at the open air museum of Red Oak II, Cave Springs national historic site ( a civil war cemetery, HQ, courthouse, and schoolyard, which will be open for tours during the ride. The ride also goes by the Carthage Civil War park, the historic courthouse and square, also the site of another Civil War battle, and you’ll follow iconic route 66, back to the winery, past the old 66 Drive In, (listed on the National Historic Register) and stopping at the Old Miner’s Inn in Alba, currently, Beard Engine Brewery, before heading back to Keltoi Winery. It will be one of the more Instagram-able rides of the spring.
We’ve staggered the start times to create a more festive environment at the finish. Riders will get two tickets for food and drink purchases. There are bailout routes on the 100 and 66 mile distances. Along the way you’ll see some of the most serene and pastoral countryside in SW Missouri, with many bridges and waterways to cross. Event t-shirts are available for pre-order for $10.
- April 30, T-shirt ordering deadline
- April 30, early registration ends (price increase)
- May 19, online registration ends
- May 20 in person registration and packet pickup, 3-6 pm at Bicycle Specialists
- May 21, ride day registration and packet pickup; 6 am-ride start
- Ride day start times:
- 7:00 am – 100 mile
- 8:00 am – 66 mile
- 9:00 am – 45 mile
- 10:00 am- 25 and 15 mile