2017 Urban Farm Bike Ride

Details on 2017 Urban Farm Bike Ride Coming Soon! Information below is for the fantastic rides from 2016!

Please note that there are two bike rides, June 11th and June 25th!

FB event page for the June 25th Ride: https://www.facebook.com/events/488548984673712/

FB event page for the June 11th Ride: https://www.facebook.com/events/1193613220649344/

The Eat Local Challenge is teaming up again with the NOLA Social Ride and Why NOLA Farms for our annual Urban Farm Bike Rides! The ride is FREE and open to the public!


RIDE #2 – JUNE 25th (MARIGNY/BYWATER/LOWER 9):

Not only will this second event be a great way to see lots of different farms, but you can also support your local farmers and buy food straight from the farm!

Owl City farm will be selling $2.50 eggs (per dozen), blackberry jam, citrus marmalade, spicy dill pickles, fresh turkey meat, and crawfish pies! Garden on Mars will be selling their colorful planting calendars. Grow On will be selling their freshly harvested vegetables and Okra Farm may be as well. Be sure to bring some cash and bags along, and we will have a cooler on our SAG bike for you to put all of your purchases into!

9:45AM: Press Street Gardens (7 Press St.)

Garden Tour at Press Street Gardens Begins at 10:15AM

Ride Departs 10:45AM

Stop #1 – 11:15AM: Owl City Farm (6119 Chartres St.)

Depart 11:45AM

Stop #2 – 12:15PM: Garden on Mars (2435 Charbonnet St.)

Depart 12:45PM

Stop #3 – 1:15PM: Grow On (2358 Urquhart St.)

Depart 1:45PM

End Stop #4 – 1:50 Okra Farm (Industrial Ct.)
It’s just a short ride from Okra Farm back to Press St.!

The Rear Window will be serving food at the end spot!

RIDE #1 – JUNE 11th (CENTRAL CITY/GERT TOWN/MID-CITY)

Meetup 10:00AM: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.)

Depart: 10:30AM

Stop #1 – 11:00AM: Agrowtopia (1045 S. Genois St.)

Depart 11:30AM

Stop #2 – 11:45AM: First Grace Community Garden (3401 Canal St.)

Depart 12:15PM

Stop #3 – 12:45PM: ReFresh Community Farm (300 N. Broad St.)

Depart 1:15PM

End Stop #4 – 1:45PM: The Urban Farmstead’s Greenhouse on S. Robertson ( 4221 S Robertson St)! Slice will be there, serving food!

** We are thrilled to announce that SLICE Pizzeria St.Charles will be making small plates of a local ingredient salad for the end of ride! Yum and Thanks Slice! **




As always, we will be passing by and pointing out as many smaller gardens as we can.
This event is free and open to the public. Please be prepared, and bring your own supplies! We will have someone driving a truck to carry supplies from stop to stop. Please make sure your bike is in working order, and bring basic repair items such as a tube, pump, wrenches, patch kit, etc in case of any mechanical issues.Please note that everyone is individually responsible for safe operation of their bicycles and for following all traffic laws at all times while on public streets. Ample time has been included in the schedule to ensure that everyone can travel at a comfortable pace. Personal safety equipment (helmets and lights) are encouraged. Handouts will be provided at Zeitgeist with a map of all the garden stops, and a live tracker will be posted for anyone that wants to catch up and join at any point!We look forward to exploring many pockets of local edible flora on our most sustainable, efficient method of travel available: Pedal Power!
Come discover a few of our many local urban gardens and farms!
 

 

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