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Lexus Gran Fondo Kicks Off at XV Beacon

fifteen-beacon-2Hop a stylish ride to Cape Cod this Memorial Day weekend with XV Beacon and Lexus.

The luxury Boston hotel is partnering with Lexus as they host their first-ever Lexus Gran Fondo, a culinary and cycling event in Massachusetts taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 27–30, 2016. The event kicks off at XV Beacon and features three days of challenging bike rides, curated experiences and distinctive food and wine pairings that celebrate Massachusetts’ best and the various Lexus’ hotel, culinary and cycling partners.

Want to join the fun?

Cycling enthusiasts will have the opportunity to participate in 100-, 50-, and 28-mile rides throughout Boston and Cape Cod on Saturday, May 28. Guests can begin their journey at XV Beacon in Boston with a welcome reception and kickoff dinner on Friday evening in the hotel’s steakhouse Mooo…..

After a night of rest at XV Beacon, guests and experienced cyclists will join Lexus Cycling Master Christian Vande Velde and the legendary George Hincapie for a power breakfast on Saturday morning before the 100-mile ride to Lexus hotel partner Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts. If you opt for the 50- and 28-mile rides, you’ll head out on designed routes that start and finish at Chatham Bars Inn.

“We’re not only excited to be a Lexus hotel partner but to also be participating in this inaugural event,” said Amy Finsilver, general manager of XV Beacon. “Memorial Day weekend is the start of summer and there is no better way to celebrate the season than with a bicycle ride – long or short – to the Cape.”

Enjoy a barbeque cookout from Dallas-based Lexus Culinary Master Dean Fearing, featuring the latest Belgian-style saison releases from Blackberry Farm Brewery, when you finish your ride. The day’s culinary adventure will continue with an exclusive wine pairing dinner featuring Lexus Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy from the Little Nell in Aspen and Lexus Culinary Master Carlo Mirarchi, co-owner and chef of two New York-based Michelin Star restaurants.

Stay a bit longer and enjoy some additional culinary events and curated experiences throughout the weekend, including local rides along the Cape, a farm excursion and preserving class, a champagne brunch and demonstration, scenic drives in Lexus vehicles, and a clambake beach party on the Chatham shores.

Lexus will provide complimentary vehicles to transport event attendees not biking from Boston to Cape Cod. In addition, all cyclists and up to two of their guests will receive courtesy transportation back to Boston on Monday.

For a full schedule of events and to purchase individual event tickets or weekend packages for the Lexus Gran Fondo, please visit www.lexusgranfondo.com. Lexus owners will receive a 15 percent discount on all ticket and package purchases. To join the conversation on social media, please search #LexusCulinary or #LexusCycling.

Pricing for Welcome Reception and Dinner at Mooo…. is $170 per person including tax and gratuity; Lexus Gran Fondo: 100-Mile Ride is $240 per person; and weekend packages range. For further information, call 877-xvbeacon, 617-670- 1500 or visit the website at www.xvbeacon.com.

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