The Boone Dawdle

AUGUST 11, 2018

Purchase your tickets HERE!

The Boone Dawdle brings together some of the best things in life — biking, music, food, nature, and film. It's also a fun, outdoorsy way to show your support of True/False in the off-season. 



To dawdle means to take one's time, to proceed slowly — and that's a fine way to describe this lazy summertime expedition from our downtown Columbia home to the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport. Most of us will leisurely ride our bikes along the MKT and Katy Trails, finding intriguing Trailside Surprises along the way such as the Advice Machine, a trailside carnival, and a doc-inspired celebration at the famous Bur Oak tree--all accompanied by the sounds of busking musicians. (You can also choose to hop in your jalopy, or better yet, carpool to Les Bourgeois.)

Out at the Blufftop Bistro, before sunset, we'll serve up a delicious local food picnic-style dinner (complete with beer, wine and other drinks), listen to one of our favorite bands, and then, after the sun has dropped, we'll all kick back on the hillside to enjoy an outdoor screening of a new non-fiction revelation under the stars, all while looking out over the Missouri River valley. Then it's on to waiting buses and back home to wait out the days until True/False.

The Mini Float Trip. Enjoy a 25-minute round-trip boat ride on the Missouri River with our friends from Missouri River Relief. Once you reach Katfish Katy's on your bike, you'll make your way down to the boat ramp, check your bike with our crew, then jump on a boat for a tour of the Big Muddy, which will include spectacular views of the limestone bluffs, eagles' nests, and prehistoric artwork, as well as insider knowledge about the river imparted by the River Relief crew. The Float Trip is limited to the first 80 folks who purchase a ticket. 

RAIN PLAN: We anticipate that the bike ride portion of the event will take place rain or shine, but if the weather is predicted to be extreme, we may postpone the event. If we are rained out on Saturday, we'll do the whole Dawdle on Sunday instead. In this case, we will inform all participants by 11am on Saturday; please note that we'll inform participants via email and the True/False website and Facebook page.
If inclement weather moves in on Saturday suddenly after the ride has begun, we'll still have dinner at Les Bourgeois, but the film and concert will take place at Les Bourgeois the following evening. In this case, all Boone Dawdle passholders will be granted free admission to the film/concert. 
Please bring appropriate rain gear if the forecast is calling for rain!


  • 1:00-4:00 pm Bike Clinic by Walt’s Bike Shop at Flat Branch Park
  • 2:00-4:00 pm Registration and bike ride departures from Flat Branch Park
  • 3:30-5:45 pm Float trips depart from Katfish Katy's (for Whole Shebang and Super Circle ticket holders who reserved a spot)
  • 6:00 pm Doors open for the party at the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois Vineyards
  • 6:00-8:30 pm Dinner buffet open
  • 7:00-8:30 pm Busker Concert 
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Raffle drawing 
  • 9:00-10:45 pm Film screening 
  • 10:45-11:15 pm Q&A with film guest
  • 11:00 pm-11:45 pm Shuttles depart from Les Bourgeois for Flat Branch Park
  • 12:30 am Bike pick up closes at Flat Branch Park

(Schedule is subject to minor changes.)



Several of our favorite local producers will be featured along the trail and at the local foods picnic at the winery. The menu, and participating local food producers will announced late July!


We sell $5 raffle tickets for an array of excellent prize packages at the Dawdle; those who purchase raffle tickets will be able to put them towards the specific package that they hope to win. You can buy your raffle tickets when you purchase your tickets to the Dawdle on-line and pick them up when you check in at registration, or get them at the winery from one of our Queens. Winners are drawn just before the film begins. Stay tuned for a full list of prizes!


If you have any questions about how this whole thing works, here's our handy HOW TO DAWDLE guide from last year. We'll have the 2018 edition ready for you come mid-July.

You can also contact our box office staff at with any questions.