Fantastic foods, amazing bicycling, and spectacular scenery are in store for all those who participate in the 5th Annual Tour de Farms! Scheduled for Sunday, September 16 in Shoreham, VT, the Tour de Farms offers three loop rides (approx. 10, 25 and 30 miles) and a family-friendly five-mile walking or biking option. At frequent designated stops, family farmers will treat bicyclists and walkers to tasty samples of local foods such as apple cider, quiche, bread, roasted vegetables, yogurt, wine, maple syrup, and cookies. This year’s Tour will offer a handful of new farmers and food producers and three StoryWalk® choices for young children. StoryWalk® offers the opportunity to read great children’s books while walking in beautiful, natural settings.
The Tour de Farms is co-organized by the Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), Rural Vermont, and theVermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and is a fundraiser for all three nonprofit groups.
Advance registration fees for the Tour de Farms are: $28 for adults and $13 for kids 16 and under. Day-of registration fees are $50 for adults and $20 for kids 16 and under. Children in trailers and bike seats ride free and don’t need to be registered. Registration opens on August 1 at www.ruralvermont.org. For more information, contact the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition,www.vtbikeped.org (802) 225-8904 or Rural Vermont, www.ruralvermont.org (802) 223-7222.