Embark on a journey from The Little Nell by bike to arrive at a rustic chic setting for an al fresco dinner. This summer's destination is Mad Dog Ranch in Old Snowmass, formerly owned by musicians Glenn Frey and Jimmy Buffet.
Guests should arrive at lower gondola plaza by 3:30 pm for registration, introductions, a safety talk and an opportunity to select wines for dinner from our 20,000-bottle cellar. Each participant is asked to come ready to ride, equipped with a bike, helmet and water bottle. You may also bring a bag with a change of clothes for dinner that will be delivered by our valets. The Little Nell will provide ambassadors to join for the adventure and a support vehicle. If you would like to rent bikes, they are available from Four Mountain Sports, as are eBikes that offer pedal assistance should you prefer this option. When registering, please let us know if you plan to ride an eBike so we can be certain to have an ambassador on one as well.
The group departure is at 4 pm and the ride is approximately one to one-and-a-half hours. View the route. Descend 15 miles down the Rio Grande Trail alongside breathtaking meadows and the Roaring Fork River. Upon arrival at Mad Dog Ranch, you'll be treated to hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine as you enjoy a live musical performance in the ranch’s recording studio, followed by an al fresco, farm fresh dinner prepared by The Little Nell chefs. Around 8 pm, The Little Nell will provide return transportation to deliver you and your bike to the hotel.
This series is sponsored in part by Rapha, a favorite brand among bikers, whose pop-up Clubhouse in Aspen is a cycling hub this summer.
We will implement any necessary measures to provide for the safety of our guests and staff. Additionally, Mad Dog Ranch will be thoroughly sterilized before and after our visit. Please note: pets are not permitted at the event.
A reputation as rich as its cellar - now is your chance to experience a unique part of The Little Nell wine program. Enjoy a private cellar tasting or dinner, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers.
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