In 2012, I created the Cycle to Farm® Bicycle Tour to be an intimate experience that encourages and promotes local farmers, local farms and agritourism by bicycle.
The Cycle To Farm experience was offered as a large group ride held in a variety of locations including Black Mountain NC & Sandy Mush NC (both near Asheville NC), Chapel Hill NC, and Greenville SC. Cycle to Farm was held as an event 10 times and it was very popular (and dear to my heart). Over time, the event attracted thousands of cyclists from 20+ states and provided 27 farms with the opportunity to meet new customers and sell their products.
Eventually, I converted that large event into a luxury tour of 2 to 10 riders. Same great concept, but an intimate experience that proceeded at your pace. I customized the length of the route specifically for each group. And I offered routes from 20 miles to the traditional 62-mile metric century. All routes were challenging with beautiful farms to visit along the way.
Today, I create self-supported custom tours using the Cycle To Farm format. These tours often begin at one of my favorite farms and include a custom length tour experience. Now I am branching out to create the Cycle To Farm experience in new places including my part-time home in Northern California where some of the world’s best cheese and wine is created.
Interested in custom routes for your own Cycle To Farm style tour? Contact me at Jen@VeloGirlRides.com to start crafting your tour.
Cycle to Farm® was created by Velo Girl Rides.