Saturday, October 23, 2010

October 23rd- mark your calendar!

Saturday October 23rd will be the date for Schnoctobeerfest! This year will feature a new route, complete with cobbles! If you're planning on coming, leave a comment on this post. This post will remain at the top of the blog until the first beer is enjoyed at ScHnOcToBeeRFesT!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Anyone who has ever been to eDBiLLy's has met Malcolm. When I first met Malcolm, he liked to growl at me, which I took very seriously, considering the fact that he was 100% muscle. Yet, after a while he actually took a liking to me, no doubt due to the fact that food always seemed to miraculously drop off my plate when he was near. My wife & I dogsat Malcolm several times & were amazed by what a gentle soul he was. When he met other dogs he always wanted to play, even when they were growling & trying to fool themselves into thinking they could exert any kind of control over him. A few weeks ago, Malcolm suddenly grew ill & passed away. As a memorial, and in lieu of an entry fee, Schnoctobeerfest will have a goodwill offering to benefit the Dodge County Humane Society, where Malcolm lived before eDBiLLy's.

Schnoctobeerfest FAQs

Q: What, exactly, is this ride about?
A: Schnoctobeerfest is a bike & beer buffet. We start with a meet & greet, complete with drinks, & then, have a 50, or so, mile ride, followed by a feast, ending the festivities with a beer judging.

Q: Are you guys fast cyclists?
A: Some of us are fast & some of us were fast, once. The thing that is cool about CiTy BiLLy is that we can co-exist (especially when the fast guys don't know the course).

Q: How much is the entry fee?
A: For this ride, you have to bring a six pack of beer to enter in the competition. The categories are: best microbrew, best beer under $7 per six pack, best label art (believe me, eDBiLLy knows his art), best import, best domestic & wildcard. Some new rules this year- your six pack has to be all one style of beer (in the industry, we call it a sku). In other words, you can't bring a sampler six, and enter all your beers in the competition. The only exception (Please, Lee!) is if you bring beer you made yourself. For this fee, you get schwag (pics forthcoming), the ride & food & beer afterwards. Be prepared to sample a bunch of beers you've never tasted before! Instead of our typical entry fee this year, there will be a goodwill offering, to be explained shortly, & trust me, will be extremely worthy.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

It's almost here

The route is selected-about 57 miles, with an optional pave leg that will add around 5 or 6 miles more. I'll have more details in the next 2 days or so. I apologize for my lack of communication, but one of my immediate family is going through some very trying medical issues & I've been spending a lot of time at the hospital.