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Wooden Wheel Vineyard Prepares to Welcome RAGBRAI

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2016 at 6:26 am
Author: Joe Cerwinske

When RAGBRAI decided on the route for this year, they decided to include a stop at the Wooden Wheel Vineyard outside of West Chester. Owner Mike Vincent said they received a letter addressed to “The Mayor of Wooden Wheel Vineyards,” and after some clarification, it was confirmed that organizers wanted to utilize the location. Vincent said they’ve never had anything like the 10,000 riders of RAGBRAI come through, so he wasn’t sure where to start.

They will be having food stands provided by local churches and organizations, as well as wine from the vineyard. They’re setting up an 80 foot outdoor bar to serve the alcoholic beverages as well as pop and water. They do a lot of outdoor events, so they’re trying to put it to good use for the bicyclists. Vincent added they’re excited to host the event, and they’re working hard to make sure people feel welcome.