|Le Tour de Farms|
2012 Tour de Farms - Sunday, September 16, 2012 - See the home page for more details.
2011 Tour de Farms - Sunday, September 18th, 2011 - Great Riding and Great Food
This year's Tour de Farms attracted a record number of bicyclists: 581. It was a glorious day filled with sunshine, great food, stunning scenery, toe-tapping music, and the camaraderie of bicyclists having a wonderful time in the great Vermont outdoors. The VBPC and co-organizers Rural Vermont and ACORN are grateful to sponsors Earl's Cyclery & Fitness, Wolaver's Organic Brewery, American Flatbread, and the Vermont Fresh Network. Below are a few photos that give a glimpse of this special day.
Please mark your calendar now for the 2012 Tour de Farms: Sunday, September 16. To see more enticing photos and to read a great account of the 2011 Tour, please click on this link: http://threadvt.com/?p=390
A bicycling farmer's account of the first three tours can be found here:
2010 Tour de Farms
Tour de Farms t-shirt
Souvenir yellow t-shirts (in various sizes for kids and adults) from the 2010 Tour de Farms are available for $13 (including shipping and handling). Add this cute holstein to your collection and benefi t the three non-profi t organizations that host the Tour! Please make your check payable to the VBPC, specify t-shirt size on the memo line, and provide your postal address.
The smiling cyclists shown above are just three of the 567 who participated in the 3rd Annual Tour de Farms, held on September 19 in Shoreham. The VBPC is grateful to the 10 farms that fed the cyclists as well as Earl’s Cyclery & Fitness and Sovernet for sponsoring the very successful event. Please mark you calendar for the 2011 Tour de Farms, scheduled for Sunday, September 18. (Photo courtesy of Jamie Seiffer)
2009 Tour de Farms Pictures (September 20)
2009 TOUR DE FARMS
2008 TOUR DE FARMS
Join us in Shoreham on Sunday, September 21 for the first running of "Le Tour de Farms" in Addison County! Choose between a 10, 25 and 30-mile route (see below). Then sample fresh apples, pesto, cheese, wine, cider and milk, and bread and cookies at local farms along the way and at the local inn. Take your time and enjoy the beautiful fall landscapes of Shoreham by the lake while exercising in the fresh air and not emitting any carbon!
Meet us at the Shoreham Village green–rain or shine—and check-in at 10:30 AM with your bike, helmet, and water (you can refill at any of the stops) and wear comfortable clothes. Bring a raincoat in the event of wind or rain. And bring a bag if you'd like to buy anything along the way from one of the farms (or you can arrange with the farm to pick it up after the ride).
Each route includes travel on rural, dirt roads.
The Better World Club offers bicycle-only and car-and-bike membership, including insurance and free roadside assistance. Better World Club offers VBPC members a 10% discount on new membership. The VBPC receives a donation for every new sign-up.