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Sound RIDER! presents the

Café to Café Grand Tour 2017

Ride to Eat – Eat to Ride

Do you enjoy long rides on scenic roads and great food along the way? If so, you're gonna love the Café to Café Grand Tour!

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registration package now!

The Cafe to Cafe is an annual grand tour of 15 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. The restaurants, a.k.a. "targets," change each year. Riders are provided a list of the 15 restaurants and may ride to each one any time they like between March 1st and September 30th (spring & summer). Once there, all that's needed is a photo of the rider with their bike and signage in the background identifying the location. You'll email your photos in as per the guidelines in your registration package.

Those completing the entire list of 15 locations are awarded a special, customized certificate to certify their bragging rights. Dining at the locations earn riders bonus points toward special prizes that are passed out during the annual awards banquet held each October at Café Veloce in Kirkland, Washington. You'll send your bonus point receipts to us in September through the US mail.

Photos above and below: Ride it solo, or enjoy it two-up with your partner.

Included in the list of 15 restaurants are details about nearby roads and scenery worth a ride and/or look while riding in the area. While not necessary, these tips make the ride that much more worthwhile.

ANYONE with a street legal motorcycle, motorcycle endorsement, and insurance specific to their bike (required by Oregon and Idaho State law) can participate in the Café to Café Grand Tour. Over the years, hundreds of individuals have participated. Many do it solo, but the event can make for good competition internally among members within riding clubs that enjoy high mileage adventure and fun road games. The tour is also a favorite with riders participating in other grand tours at the same time.

To play, simply register online using the link below. Once your registration is received, you will be sent a number card via US Mail and the list of this year's restaurants. If you're participating in other Sound RIDER! events this year, these locations are noted by event so you can hit them while on the route. Always be sure to read the updates below before each ride as they change often.

About the 2017 Tour

For the 2017 Café to Café tour, there's a bit of a theme involved. There will be 18 cafés in total. There's a front 9 and a back 9. Catching our drift yet?

There are 9 cafés scattered between Washington and Oregon. That's the front 9. Complete them all and you get the certificate of completion.

But we know some of you enjoy more targets, so there's a back 9, too. Between Canada and Idaho, we've got another collection of 9 cafés for you to hit, if you choose to do so. That's the back 9. Complete them all and you get the certificate of completion that notes you've hit them.

You can choose to hit the front 9, the back 9, or all 18. Either way you go, you'll get the certificate. And of course, there are bonus items you'll win at the annual awards dinner in October if you collect all the bonus points along the way.

Many of this year's cafés feature not only great food, but some stunning scenery. We've worked hard to pull together a number of top-end food locations and every one of them has a nearby road worth taking a spin on while you're there.

Many of you know our publisher likes Mexican food. If you choose to ride the back 9, you're going to venture to one of the strangest locations you've even been to for Mexican food, take our word for it.

Passport Readiness: Several locations are located in BC and Alberta, so if you plan to play the back 9 you'll need to be sure your passport is in order.

The Café to Café Grand Tour. Ride to Eat, Eat to Ride and so much more!

CLICK HERE to order your registration package now!

"Great places that I wouldn't have gone to on my own." - Doug Ellett #10068

"Where do you find out about these fantastic places? The food is awesome and the roads are great!" - Brian Lipscy #10055

"No better reason to ride!" - James Kingsley #14066


2017 NEWS & UPDATES

  • 1/16 - We have set up an event page link from our Facebook homepage. To share it with your riding friends, you can access it directly at https://www.facebook.com/events/203065683363487/
  • 1/10 - We are getting the packets ready with locations and playing cards. If you pre-registered, yours will ship 2/27.

2017 DISCOUNTS!

  • Check back soon for updates starting in March
"Thanks for putting this on. I have been on lots of these types of photo tours in the past but this is the first one that my wife has been excited about accompanying me on. We won't likely make it to all of them but we'll sure have fun getting to the ones we can."

Tim Watts - Café to Café participant #9029


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