2012 Tour de Farm
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28
$175 per person
sponsored by P.L.A.C.E.
It is time again for Athens Tour de Farm!
P.L.A.C.E. will once again be hosting the 2012 Tour de Farm, a 3-day bicycle tour that seeks to reconnect the community to their local food sources in and around Athens, Georgia. See a clip here of CNN’s coverage of the 2010 Tour.
Tour de Farm is a bike tour of sustainable agriculture in and around Athens-Clarke County. The tour will visit a total of 8 farms, covering a distance of 100 miles over 3 days, broken into 10-15 mile sections between each farm visit. Each farm will represent a unique aspect of local sustainable agriculture, offering a great learning experience for the local cyclist and environmentalist. We will visit about 2-3 farms per day, stopping for a tour, and a snack or meal, and then camping out for 2 nights. Please be forewarned showers are not guaranteed.
Riders will depart Saturday morning and return Monday late afternoon, with all meals being provided in between, except breakfast Saturday and dinner Monday. Guest chefs will prepare the dinners each night, while breakfast and lunch each day will be comparatively simple, but hearty. Snacks during the ride will also be provided. Keeping true to the event’s mission, as much of the food as possible will be locally sourced and/or organic.
P.L.A.C.E. will provide 2 vans, to carry all the food and gear, and will have a mechanic and ride leaders accompanying the group. So each participant will not be required to carry anything more than what they need between farms, usually just water. Riders will be responsible for supplying their own tents and sleeping bags, which will then be transported by van to each of the overnight destinations.
The $175 fee covers all your meals, the vans to transport gear and food, a t-shirt, and compensation for the farmer’s time and space, with all proceeds being donated to P.L.A.C.E.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org and send payments (check or money order, please do not send cash) made out to P.L.A.C.E. to the P.O. Box provided. Space is limited, so spots will fill on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Erin at email@example.com.
Let’s put an end to placeless, faceless food!