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THE BOONE DAWDLE

SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019

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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 Ragtag Film Society.

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 many more–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) and enjoy a concert. Once the sun has dropped, we’ll all kick back on the hillside to enjoy an outdoor screening of a new cinematic revelation under the stars, all while looking out over the Missouri River valley. Then its onto the buses and onto waiting out the days until True/False 2020. 

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!

THE SCHEDULE

  • 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 Concert featuring Mesonjixx & Tristaño
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Raffle drawing
  • 9:00-10:45 pm Circus of Books screening
  • 10:45-11:15 pm Q&A with Rachel Mason
  • 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)

THE MOVIES

CIRCUS OF BOOKS

In 1982, an intriguing business opportunity lands in the laps of Karen and Barry Mason when they learn that Book Circus, a West Hollywood gay porn shop, is on the market. Karen, a former courtroom reporter (and University of Missouri Journalism grad) who is devoutly Jewish, and Barry successfully bid $500, alter the name to “Circus of Books,” and become pillars of Los Angeles’ queer community, all while managing to keep the family business a secret from their children. In CIRCUS OF BOOKS, daughter and director Rachel Mason unravels this unlikely, surprise-filled story, starting with an amusing and, fair warning, explicit tour of the store’s merchandise before exploring much bigger subjects, including the Mason’s obscenity battles with the federal government, their responses to the AIDS endemic, and their evolving relationship with the queer community. Extraordinary both as portraiture and as a work of cultural history, CIRCUS OF BOOKS approaches its subject with warmth, humor, and nuance.

THE FOOD AND DRINK

Several of our favorite local producers will be featured along the trail and at the local foods picnic at the winery. Stay tuned for a mouth-watering menu.

THE RAFFLE

We’ll be selling $5 raffle tickets (or 5 for $20) as a fundraiser for RFS. You will be able to put your purchased tickets towards the specific package you hope to win. We’ve rounded up lots of fabulous prizes – stay tuned for the full list, to come! Raffle tickets will be available from our Queens and at the bottom of the hill from our Bike Hops. Winners will be drawn starting at 8:30PM. You must be present to win!

HOW TO DAWDLE

If you have any questions about how this whole thing works, here’s last year’s handy HOW TO DAWDLE guide!

You can also contact our box office staff at [email protected] with any questions.