The Twisted Pretzel Tour is a mass-start timed event through the beautiful Germantown countryside. The routes (8, 19, or 38 miles) are flat to gently rolling with the longer routes traveling over the scenic Germantown dam (and down, not up, the dam hill). A ride across the wooden planks of the historic Germantown covered bridge is a feature enjoyed on all routes. Signs and road markings clearly mark the routes. Helmets are required. Professional timing is provided by Good Times Event Services. The ride is held in conjunction with the Germantown Pretzel Festival and is sponsored by the Germantown Lions. The ride is a charity event with all proceeds benefiting local food pantries and civic organizations. You can register online.
Packet pick up at the Germantown Senior Center, 33 N Cherry St. is from 5:30-8:00am on Sat, or 5-7 pm on Friday before the tour. Pre-ride overnight camping is available at the Shimp’s Hollow camp ground in the Germantown MetroPark.
The 3 routes will have staggered starts, beginning at 8:30 am for the Giant Pretzel, followed by the Pretzel Rod, then the Pretzel Ring. Break stops include warm fresh pretzels and dips along with the regular fare
Post tour partying includes the 36th annual Germantown Pretzel Festival which has free entertainment along with food and craft booths AND the Twisted Biergarten open from noon to 8:00pm featuring beers from local breweries participating in this year’s Twisted Pretzel Charity Biergarten! A $2 ticket gets you a sample of one of 9 craft beers! They will also be selling a commemorative taster and pint glasses. Please view or download the Twisted Bike Tour Information and Site Map to see the event locations in Germantown.
All riders are welcome. The goal of this event is to have fun! The break stops (one at the Farmersville Community Park and the second just below the Germantown Dam) include warm pretzels with toppings along with the regular fare.
We’ve got 2 Complimentary Twisted Bike Tour Registrations for a couple of lucky DMM readers. To be entered to win just fill out the form below and leave a comment below on why we should pick you! Of course it’s up to the winners to decide how far they are riding- 8, 19 or 38 miles.[form 55 “DMM Contest Entry – Generic”]