On August 20, join the 13th annual Slow Food Cycle’s celebration of food, farmers, and the joys of biking!
Where: Pemberton Meadows Road at the location of the old Pemberton Community Centre. Look for School District 48’s Bus Garage and Playing Fields just north west of the Village of Pemberton.
When: 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, August 20
Cost: $5 per person / $20 per family (up to 6 members) / Free – Children 5 and under
About the Slow Food Cycle
The 13th annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday presented by Pemberton Valley Supermarket is an opportunity to connect — town folk and city folk, consumers with their food, people with the land.
Slow Food Cycle Sunday is a pedal powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland to meet local farmers and sample produce fresh from the field. You will also have the opportunity to purchase local goodies, crafts and much more along the way. Set your own pace and choose your own itinerary along the 20-kilometre / 12.5-mile or so route.
Meet the Horses at Four Beat Farm!
Four Beat Farm will be bringing their draft horses down to Helmer’s Organic Farm and doing fieldwork demos from 10-12pm during the event. Don’t miss out!
Road Closure for a Safer Event!
Once again this year, in the interest of participant safety, Pemberton Meadows Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 10am – 2pm on Sunday, August 20 for the Slow Food Cycle Sunday event. The road will remain open for slow moving farm vehicles.
From 9am-10am and from 2pm-3pm, the road will be shared by vehicle traffic and bike traffic. The speed limit along Pemberton Meadows Road will be reduced to 30 km/hr. Please share the road and respect each other’s goals to ensure a fun and safe day for all.
The Slow Food Cycle Sunday blows the fast-food drive-through away. The event is a pedal-powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland to meet local growers and sample produce fresh from the field.
The World Watch Institute reports that the average food item eaten in North America has traveled 2,500 to 4,000 km from farm to table. Here, the distance between good food and your table is as short as a 50 kilometre / 31 mile bike ride.
Learn more About Slow Food Cycle Sunday Pemberton!
Cycling In Pemberton
Pemberton is an wonderful cycling hub. Whether you are a road cyclist, a downhill mountain biker, or prefer family bike rides, the roads and trails of Pemberton are the perfect place for your two wheels. Learn more about road cycling, mountain biking, and family bike rides, and get out there today!
For more details, and to register, please visit www.slowfoodcyclesunday.
The future of food is local!