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Details on the 4th Annual Urban Farm Bicycle Tour, kicking off Edible Austin EatDrink Local Week
There is nothing like a long, 20-mile bike ride to kick off the week-long celebration of eating and drinking that is Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week.
The 4th Annual Urban Farm Bicycle Tour presented by Bicycle Sports Shop this Saturday, Dec. 3, marks the beginning of a week to honor the local, fresh bounty of Central Texas. The self-guided tour will stop at more than 20 urban farms and school and community gardens. At each stop, riders will be rewarded for their efforts with a chef-prepared food sampling.
Riders can choose from one of three starting points and times: SFC Farmers' Market at The Triangle at 9 a.m., the Bicycle Sports Shop on South Lamar at 9:30 a.m. and SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown at Republic Square at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30 and free for children under 16. Proceeds will benefit Sustainable Food Center and Youth Launch’s Urban Roots Program.
After the tour, from 4 - 7 p.m., there will be live music and a community picnic of roasted pork and fresh harvested sides at Springdale Farm. Tickets for the picnic are $30 (tour and picnic are separate events). Purchase tickets here.
A breakdown of the tour stops is as follows:
Farms: Springdale Farm, Boggy Creek Farm, Rain Lily Farm, Green Gate Farm, Telecote Farm, Urban Roots Farm
Community Gardens: Hyde Park Community Garden, Alamo Community Garden, Festival Beach Community Garden, Blackshear Community Garden, UT/Concho Community Garden, Sunshine Community Garden
School Gardens: Ridgetop Elementary School, University of Texas Elementary School, Garza High School.
Zhi Tea, Hope Farmers’ Market and SFC Downtown Farmers’ Market are also on the route.
The tour will take place rain or shine unless there is lightning or flooding. Call (512) 477-3472 for updates.
To register and for more information, click here.