The fifth annual Moteur de Vine motorcycle ride will tour the Puget Sound American Viticultural Area (AVA) and Olympic Peninsula in Washington the weekend of August 24-26.
Each year, the ride has been held in a different part of the state. It is intended to provide people who might not be involved in the wine industry with a better grasp of what makes each region unique.
This year’s ride will begin at the Olympic Lodge in Port Angeles. On Saturday, bikers will ride to Neah Bay to explore the annual Makah Days Arts, Crafts, and Food Fair, and stop to visit local viticulturists on the way back. A bus is provided for those who don’t ride. On Sunday, the group will visit Quilceda Creek Vintners.
Proceeds from the event go to support the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center that is being developed in Prosser, Washington. To date, the benefit ride has raised more than $60,000 for the center.
For more details, call (509) 786-1000 or check the event page at www.theclorecenter.org.