The June 1 Tour was a success! We have created a second Facebook Event Page for the June 29 tour, so RSVP again here for update notifications: https://www.facebook.com/events/889122844436346/
For the 2014 Eat Local Challenge, The Nola Locavores is teaming up again with Nola Social Ride and Parkway Partners to stage the 2nd Annual New Orleans Eat Local Challenge Urban Farm Bike Tours! Special thanks to Evamor Water who will be sponsoring the rides and keeping us hydrated.
Registration for these events are free and will include water and some fresh local food snacks. A custom event T-shirt will also be available for a donation of $8 for 2014 Eat Local Challenge Members and $12 for everyone else (see design below). T-shirts can be purchased on June 29 or you can pre-register now ( get the tees at the discount price). Design of the T-shirt is below. Tee is printed on Heathered Irish Green soft style 4.5 oz ring spun cotton Anvil tee.
Regarding refreshments: since this is a free event, it is doubtful that we will be able get enough refreshments donated/purchased for everyone (although we will try!). We will have plenty of refreshing Evamor water, but please bring a snack for yourself, and something to share! This year we will have a sag truck riding along, which will be available to carry any snacks or supplies that you would like to bring.
We are thrilled to have Touro Infirmary will be setting up at Zeitgeist from 10 am to 11 am before the bike tour begins and providing Free Health Screenings measuring weight and BMI, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Glucose. Come early and get a check up.
TOUR #2 – JUNE 29th (WESTBANK)
MAP OF ROUTE FOR JUNE 29: http://goo.gl/maps/4Hket
Start – 11:00AM: Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.)
(Catching the Ferry at Canal Street at 12:30PM)
Stop #1 – 1:15PM: Federal City Community Garden (400 Guadalcanal St)
Stop #2 – 2:30PM: Magellan Street Garden (3320 Magellan St)
Stop #3 – 3:45PM: Algiers-Behrman Community Garden (615 Opelousas Ave)
(Catching the Ferry at Algiers Ferry Terminal at 4:45PM)
End – 5:00PM: 2014 Eat Local Challenge Finale Party shortly after 5:00PM
Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.)
Due to the large expected turnout, there will be no way for everyone to ride in one large group as we travel from stop to stop. Each rider will receive a printed route, which will be distributed at registration. Folks from the NOLA Social Ride that are familiar with the route will be dispersed throughout the group to ensure that everyone knows how to get from stop to stop. The route has been meticulously planned to pass as many urban gardens as possible, so keep your eyes open as you ride! They will also be listed on the route so that you can check them out as we roll along!
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.
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We look forward to exploring many pockets of local edible flora on our most sustainable, efficient method of travel available: Pedal Power! Come discover some of the beautiful community, back yard, and professional edible gardens in the City!
WHAT IF I DON’T RIDE A BIKE?
If you don’t have a bike, or can’t ride for any reason, please feel free to join us at the garden stops. You don’t have to have a bike to participate, but remember: how you get there is half the fun!
We are pleased to announce a very special treat for lunch! Dominique Adansi-Bona, a local raw vegan chef, will be preparing lunch made with ingredients harvested from the Magellan Garden. There is a suggested donation of $4 to help support the garden, and this lunch is completely optional but you won’t want to miss it!
Also, if you are riding the ferry over make sure to bring $4 for the ferry! It’s $2 each way!
T-shirts will be available for this event. ($12 or $8 for Participants in the Eat Local Challenge). The t-shirts can be purchased the day of the ride. Proceeds from our t-shirt sales (along with donations) helps to buy water & local snacks for the tour participants.