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Urban Farmer Bicycle Tour returns with fresh local food this Saturday

Posted Dec 01 2009 10:03pm

biketour Urban Farm Bicycle Tour sponsored by Edible Austin returns for a second year this weekend and promises to offer great locally grown food in a bike tour open to families. We interviewed Edible Austin’s editor, Marla Camp, last year about the first tour and are happy to see it return. The connection between sustainable eating and sustainable transportation is a strong one.

The tour will have 3 route distances with the 24 mile leaving the Sunset Valley Farmer’s Market at 9:00, 14 mile leaving Bicycle Sport Shop Central at 9:30, and 10 mile leaving the Downtown Austin Farmers Market at 10:00. Stops will be at urban farms, school and community gardens and more—featuring farm tours, sampling local food products and fabulous prizes, including a fully-outfitted cruiser bicycle. Registration is $25 for individuals and $40 for families and proceeds benefit Urban Roots Youth Launch, a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture to effect lasting change for youth 14-18 years old, and to nourish East Austin residents who have limited access to healthy foods.

eat-local-logo The Urban Farm Bicycle Tour is a featured event of Edible Austin Eat Local Week, December 5–12, a week long invitation to Central Texans to explore and celebrate the abundance of local food by eating out and shopping at participating area restaurants and markets.

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