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THE BOONE DAWDLE

SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2020

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.

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 2019 concert featured Mesonjixx & Tristaño
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Raffle drawing
  • 9:00-10:45 pm 2019 screening: Circus of Books 
  • 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. A huge thanks to our dear culinary contributors, our partners in feasting: Backyard Farmer, Boone Olive Oil, Buttonwood Farms, Missouri Legacy Beef, Patchwork Family Farms, Peach Tree Farm, the Sage Garden, and The Veggie Patch!

The 2019 dinner menu included:

-Mixed green and seasonal veggie salad with house dressings
-Spinach and artichoke dip with toasted pita chips
-Cucumber barrels with olive tapenade & shaved parmesan
-Sugar cured watermelon shards with balsamic vinaigrette drizzle
-Smoked pulled pork street tacos
-Sweet and sour chicken strips
-Roasted BBQ meatballs
-Buttermilk cornbread diamonds
-Potato baby stuffed rounds
-Chocolate mousse
-Banana pudding tarts with caramel praline
-Peach crisp

THE RAFFLE

We sell $5 raffle tickets (or 5 for $20) as a fundraiser for RFS. You put your purchased tickets towards the specific package you hope to win. Every year we round up lots of fabulous prizes often including, but not limited to: a bike from Walt’s (or $800 credit towards a bike of your choice), 2 weekend passes to Roots n’ Blues, concert tickets from the Blue Note, T/F Lux passes, and Ragtag Couch Club memberships! Raffle tickets are available from our Queens and at the bottom of the hill from our Bike Hops. Winners are drawn starting at 8:30pm, and you must be present to win!

HOW TO DAWDLE

If you have any questions about how this whole thing works, check out our handy HOW TO DAWDLE guide from the 2019 event!

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