The Boone Dawdle 2021

Opens Aug 14, 2021



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 it's onto the buses and home: onto hanging out at Ragtag Cinema and waiting out the days until True/False!

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
  • 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
  • 8:30-9:00 pm Raffle drawing
  • 9:00-10:45 pm Screening
  • 10:45-11:15 pm Q&A with TBD
  • 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. 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


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!


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. For more information about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Operations Director Carly Love at [email protected], or call us at: 573.442.8783.

Thank you to our partners:

Broadway Brewery; 102.3BXR; City of Columbia; CoMo Living; Les Bourgeois Vineyards; The Missourian; MO Solar Apps; Modern Litho; Public House Brewing Company; Schlafly Brewery; Walt's Bike Shop