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Sound RIDER! presents the

Café to Café Grand Tour

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 2018 Tour

  • There are 15 cafes this year. 9 in Washington, 4 in Oregon, 1 in Idaho and 1 in British Columbia.
  • One café serves Italian dinners with a stunning lake view.
  • Another is located on a hill known for its blueberries.
  • The quest for the best prime rib in the PNW is never ending, but this café in Oregon is a lead contender.
  • One location is only open 5 days a week, but they'll serve you 24 hours a day.
  • One café serves corned beef hash as a special - every Saturday. Get it extra crispy.
  • In the middle of Washington you'll find a café that is based on the female principle of divine energy. Or, so the name implies.
  • In the town, whose name starts with A, lies a café whose name starts with A'.
  • We've got a BBQ joint on the tour this year that could easily be confused with a Pink Floyd album cover.
  • Kombucha is all the craze and we'll show you where to find 9 flavors on tap - along with grass fed pastrami.

Advance purchased packets will ship 2/28. Packets purchased after that will ship weekly.

Passport Readiness: We typically include a location in BC and/or Alberta, so 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


2018 NEWS & UPDATES

  • 6/5 - The standings have been updated. You can Click Here to see them. The next update will be 6/1.
  • 3/31 - The Yakima BBQ location has shuttered it's doors. We will notify everyone of a new location in the following week via email. Stay tuned.
  • 2/21 - #15 is NOT open on Friday after 3 or Saturday at all, so plan accordingly. Hours are Sunday noon until Friday at 3PM.
  • 2/21 - There are no signs outside for #3 or #14. In both cases, step into the gas station convenience store and look to the left.
  • 1/29 - Packets for pre-registered players will ship 2/27 for arrival 3/1.
  • 1/29 - Standings will be displayed here begining in April and will be updated on the 10th of each month

 

"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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