What we're about
This Meetup is for people who are interested in bicycling for pleasure and social interaction with friends. All ages, skill levels, and types of bicycles are welcome.
Upcoming events (2)
THE BOONE DAWDLE RETURNS IN 2022: SATURDAY, AUGUST 13.
PASSES ON SALE. Use the link to buy passes. Note: Don't wait too long. They might sell out. They are a little expensive, but Sandy & I always enjoy this event.
The Boone Dawdle brings together some of the best things in life—biking, music, food, nature, and film. It’s also a fun, outdoorsy way to show your support of Ragtag Film Society.
To dawdle means to take one’s time, to proceed slowly—and that’s a fine way to describe this lazy summertime expedition from our downtown Columbia home to The Blufftop at Rocheport. Most of us will leisurely ride our bikes along the MKT and Katy Trails, finding intriguing Trailside Surprises along the way such as the Advice Machine, a trailside carnival, and many more—all accompanied by the sounds of busking musicians. (You can also choose to hop in your jalopy, or better yet, carpool to The Blufftop.)
Out at the Blufftop Bistro, before sunset, we’ll serve up a delicious local food picnic-style dinner (complete with beer, wine, and other drinks) and enjoy a concert. Once the sun has dropped, we’ll all kick back on the hillside to enjoy an outdoor screening of a new cinematic revelation under the stars, all while looking out over the Missouri River valley. Then it’s onto the buses and home: onto hanging out at Ragtag Cinema and waiting out the days until True/False!
## THE SCHEDULE
- 1-4pm Bike Clinic by Walt’s Bike Shop at Flat Branch Park
- 2-4pm Registration and bike ride departures from Flat Branch Park
- 6pm Doors open for the party at The Blufftop at Rocheport
- 6-8:30 pm Dinner buffet open
- 7-8:30 pm Concert
- 8:30-9pm Raffle drawing
- 9-10:45 pm Screening
- 10:45-11:15pm Q&A
- 11pm-11:45pm Shuttles depart from The Blufftop for Flat Branch Park*
- 12:30am Bike pick up closes at Flat Branch Park
Two Wheeled Tuesday Bike Ride Aug 16, We will be riding the Bear Creek Trail for the 1st time this year, approximately 10 miles. This is a beautiful trail meandering along Bear Creek, from Albert Oakland Park to Cosmo Park. We will stop & see a cool waterfall & a board walk out into a wetlands area. Meet at Agave Restaurant 901 Safari Dr. Columbia Missouri. Anyone that wants to can eat or drink there after the ride. They have reasonable prices & a big outdoor patio. I gave them a heads up that we would be there. So we don't take up all of their parking spaces, there is over flow parking & several business's in that plaza area that close at 5 or 6PM. Helmets are highly recommended. Speed is 8 to 10 MPH. No one is left behind. Stronger & electric bike riders are welcome to ride with Sandy & I from our house. We will be leaving at 5:15.