Get your ticket to ride!
Join cyclists of all levels on an urban farmland adventure! Check out the Philadelphia farming scene from the seat of your bicycle and see what "local" is in its purest form - right in our own backyards!
All proceeds benefit Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP), the non-profit arm of the co-op. Dedicated to educating Philly's youth about farming, healthy eating and community values, WWCP’s mission is to empower children, youth, and families with the values and knowledge to be healthy, strong, andinformed through experiential activities centered on urban agriculture, nutrition, and the cooperative economy.
Tickets are now available online. Early bird tickets are only $39.50 and available until 9/2. Regularly priced tickets are $45.
The Urban Farm Bike Ride is a rain or shine event. All registration fees are non-refundable.
When: Saturday, September 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Kensington, South Philly, West Philly, North Philly, Germantown, Roxborough & Mt. Airy
The ride starts and ends at Philadelphia Brewing Company (2439 Amber St.) in Kensington.
What to expect: Great rides through Philadelphia’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods; inspiring talks with Philadelphia’s pioneering urban farmers; great beer and pizza at the end of the ride; snacks and water along the route; and your own commemorative T-shirt.
The routes: This year we continue the tradition of two rides, the first (23 miles) visits farms from Kensington to South Philly and is largely flat. The second ride, typically the "long ride" is actually slightly shorter in distance (22 miles), but expected to take longer to complete. The second ride includes farms in West and Northwest Philadelphia, visits one farm more than the other ride, and is more rigorous ride given the number of hills riders will face. Check back for details of specific farms as they are confirmed. (Have a farm you think should be on the tour? Tell us about it!)
- Francisville Urbanstead Farm and Orchard
- Growing Home Gardens
- Heritage Farm Philadelphia
- La Finquita
- Nice Roots Farm (SHARE)
- Philadelphia Urban Creators
- Philly Food Works
- Wyck House Farm
- WWCP's Hope Garden at Stenton Family Manor and Weavers Way Farm
Who will it benefit… besides you? All proceeds benefit the farm education programs at Weavers Way Community Programs. WWCP operates programs through the Weavers Way CSA Farm at Saul High School, the WWCP Children's Garden at the Weavers Way Farm at Awbury, and the Hope Garden located at Stenton Family Manor, an emergency housing facility for homeless families.
$45 per person from 9/2/14 to 9/25/14.
$50 - day of the ride (cash or check only).
What you'll need to bring on the day of the ride:
- Water bottle
- Bagged lunch
What we’ll provide:
- Commemorative 2014 Urban Bike Ride T-shirt
- Cooler of water for refilling your bottle
- Beer & Pizza at the end of the ride
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!
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