Saturday September 2, 2017
|Price||Per Person $275|
Cycle to Farm® Bicycle Tour is an intimate experience that encourages and promotes local farmers, local farms and agritourism by bicycle in Asheville NC.
You may have heard of Cycle to Farm before: for years it was a large group ride, held in a variety of locations (10 times!) and very popular. Over time, the event attracted thousands of cyclists from 20+ states and provided 27 farms with the opportunity to sell their products.
We have converted that large event into a luxury tour of just 10 riders. Same great concept, but an intimate experience that proceeds at your pace. We’ve also shortened the route to 43 miles from the traditional 62-mile metric century. But the route is still challenging, and the farms are still beautiful with tasty samples!
As you ride from farm to farm, you’ll be offered samples prepared by the farmers — and the opportunity to buy their products, produce and wares. We will carry your purchases in the Velo Girl Rides van while you ride. And because this is Western North Carolina, you’ll get plenty of challenging climbs, rushing descents, and beautiful country roads.
The ride begins at one of our favorite local farms, Hickory Nut Gap Farm. We will gather there where you will receive an overview of the route, discuss safety, and highlight the farms that we will visit. Then we will begin our journey along country roads.
Can’t make it on the scheduled date, or want to ride with your group? We also offer a variety of Cycle To Farm routes, including our favorite gravel route. Contact Jen@VeloGirlRides.com to make plans for your customized Cycle To Farm experience.
Cycle to Farm® was created by Velo Girl Rides.
The Cycle To Farm Bicycle Tour begins at 9:00 AM at Hickory Nut Gap Farm located in Fairview, about 20 minutes drive from Asheville. As you prepare for your tour, enjoy coffee by Dynamite Roasting and some tasty snacks to help fuel your ride.
This challenging route will take you to a variety of local farms where culinary treats will await, along with products for sale. Don’t worry, we’ll carry your goodies back to the finish for you. In fact, we will support you throughout the day with snacks, beverages, mechanical support and encouragement.
At the end of your ride, enjoy an authentic table-on-the-farm experience with lunch, local brews, and local wines at Hickory Nut Gap Farm.