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 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), listen to the future-soul stylings of SIFA and the genre-defying tunes of the transcendent Tonina. Plus special guest and renowned guitarist Danny Paul Grody of San Francisco will join THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA filmmakers and fellow composers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher on stage for samplings of their intimate score. Once 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. You can find our menu and participating local food producers HERE!


We’ll be selling $5 raffle tickets (or 5 for $20) as a fundraiser for the Fest. 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, (see the full list below)! 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.

  1. “Chill Out”– 2 Ragtag Couch Club memberships

  2. “Taste of Rocheport”– Tour and Tasting for 10 at Les Bourgeois, One Night Stay for four at Amber House Bed and Breakfast

  3. “Insane Citizen Jane” – 2 Insane Jane passes and Citizen Jane merch

  4. “Indulgence”– $25 gift card from Drinkraft Kombucha, $50 gift card from Harold’s Doughnuts, $50 gift card from Kaldi’s

  5. “Roots n’ Blues n’ BBQ n’ Beyond”– 2 RBBQ Weekend Passes and 2 Passes to 2019 Pedaler’s Jamboree

  6. “Luxury on 8th”– Valet parking at The Tiger Hotel during the 2019 Fest and a $50 gift card from Glenn’s Cafe

  7. “Party On” – 2 VIP passes to the SECraft Beer Fest on August 25th, 4 tickets to Summerfest with the Turnpike Troubadours on August 31st, and 4 tickets to Fortune Fest at Rose Park at Rose Music Hall on August 18th.

  8. “Fest Love” – 2 Lux Passes and T/F merch

  9. “Nourish”– $100 gift card from Hy-Vee

  10. “Hit the Trail”– $800 Bike credit at Walt’s (either keep this bike or go to Walt’s for a trade)


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

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFO: MODot has informed us that construction work will be happening on the eastbound ramps to the Rocheport exit (exit 115), which means we will not be able to get to Les Bourgeois from Columbia via the “normal” route. There are of course multiple potential alternate routes to get there, and we know y’all will decide which one works best for you. We recommend going back through Rocheport via Hwy BB/MO 40 (it’s scenic! and the roads aren’t too tiny). The westbound ramps will be open, so getting to the winery will be as usual.

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