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Farm Cycle – 10 Yr Anniversary!
September 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$30 – $50
Join the Iowa City Bike Library for a day of bicycling local farms, food, and ferments.
Each farm tour will be paired with a local chef serving up seasonal gustatory delights.
- 17 Mile Cherry Tomato All pavement and trails.
- 28 Mile Kale-Yea! All Pavement and trails + 2 miles of gravel.
- 38 Mile Beet-it-Up All pavement and trails + 9 miles of gravel.
*Routes are subject to change!
What to bring:
- mess kit with plate/bowl and utensil
- water bottle
- fix-a-flat kit (self-supported tour)
- download the map if you want
- t-shirt for screenprinting on
Post Ride Fiesta at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom – free pint paired with dessert!
Start at the Bike Library (easy walk from Big Grove if you want to leave your vehicle at the shop.) – bring your t-shirt to the START for screenprinting and pick it up at the END of the ride
- Calico Farm w/Bonnie Riggan
- Lovely Bunches You-Pick Flower Farm and more w/ Kara Krapfil
- Goat Farm w/ Connie Prusha
- Rainbow Roots Farm w/ Corbin Scholz
Featured Chefs : Morgan Weiss, Shogie, Dan Knowles, Sean Towley, and more TBA
* More farm stops and featured chefs TBA as planning unfolds.
End: Big Grove Brewery Taproom
For every ticket sold BGB is donating $10 to the Iowa City Bike Library. Cheers to that! Finish the ride and get your free pint to pair with dessert, & Pick-up your Screenprinted Tee!
The Bike Library’s mission is to get more people in Johnson County biking. If you love what the Bike Library does, please consider making a scholarship donation in addition to your ticket so we can offer Farm Cycle scholarships and continue to fulfill our mission of getting more people in Johnson County on bicycles.
What you get: A full day of signed bike routes-there are 3 to choose from. Breakfast, lunch stops, farm tours, water, and beverages, plus a post-ride-fiesta at Big Grove Brewery. Bike out to the farms, meet your local farmers and take a tour, eat and drink delicious local food and craft beverages al fresco. Student ticket prices and kids 12 and under are free.
Your charitable contribution less the fair market value of $35-$50 per ticket may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. Bike Library Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. This celebration aims to contribute momentum to the community bike culture and the local food movement. Thank you for your support and for helping us in our mission to get more people in Johnson County on bicycles.
A note to parents: these routes are planned with adults in mind. Although we’ll be riding trails through town, we will also be riding on the street, and getting out into the county with larger vehicles. The routes are high mileage and we don’t recommend this as a first long ride for kiddos.