Cycling Enthusiasts Bike To Farms
Annual Kickstands and Cornstalks
Fort Collins, Colo - July 11, 2009 - String music and a Bluegrass
band. Pastries, eggs and local delicacies. The first annual Kickstands and
Cornstalks bicycle tour is about the food, the farmers, the people and the
vehicle that the movement is taking place on- a bicycle. From 7:30am to 4:30 pm,
hundreds of cyclists will pedal to the produce that Northern Colorado farms
cultivate and harvest every summer.
We're taking the locavore lifestyle
to the next level and creating a "bikeavore nation" as Happy Heart Farmer,
Dennis Stenson likes to call it. It's a culture of people that are so closely
connected to their food, physically and otherwise, that they can ride their
bicycle to load up on the freshest produce available.
The tour is a 40
mile bicycle ride of four farms and one community garden area created to build
awareness of local organic agriculture, community and bicycling in Northern
Colorado.It is a rare opportunity to experience the modern manifestation of
Colorado's rural history.
During the tour riders will enjoy fresh, local, organic food, visit the
farms where it's grown, meet the farmers that grow it and raise money for the
Gardens on Spring Creek.
This is a particularly timely ride as so many
of our local farmers have been impacted by the unusual weather of this spring.
It is an opportunity for consumers to see the true processes and elements that
the farmers endure to bring food to the table.
The tour will begin at
the Gardens on Spring Creek in Fort Collins with a string band duo by Last
Transit and breakfast by Udi's Bakery in Boulder and coffee from Mugs. From
there, riders will visit Wolfmoon Farm, Grant Family Farms, Colona Community
Farm and Happy Heart Farm. Along the journey, riders will enjoy a lunch of Grant
Family Farms produce prepared by Tasty Harmony and entertainment by Blue Grama
bluegrass band and games resourcefully created by ReSource of Fort Collins.
They'll end the day with the richness of Taft Hill Dairy milk with Mary's
Twenty percent of the profits from the tour will
benefit The Gardens on Spring Creek.
Thanks to the Sponsors
Grant Family Farms,
Happy Heart Farm, Taft Hill Dairy, Colona Community Farm, Wolfmoon Farm, Fort
Collins Nursery, Become Fit, ReSource, The Redirect Guide, KUNC, Fort Collins
Cycling Festival, Zero Hero, Spoons, Rob's Bike Courier Service, Mugs, the Fort
Collins Food Cooperative and Mary's Mountain Cookies.
will be provided by the Fort Collins Bicycle Co-op, and Support Vehicles
provided by The Cycologist and Brave New Wheel.
Registration for the event ends July 5.
Rolling Spokes Bike ToursFun, adventure, exploration
and education are the name of the game for this blossoming Fort Collins based
Company. Two young entrepreneurial women, Molly North and Christa Carlman are
making waves in the local sustainability realm.
Their tours explore the
areas farms, edible gardens, chicken coops, sustainable homes and more, while
educating riders to be more self sufficient.
RSBT strives to create
tours that accommodate a variety of fitness and ability levels. "We are
expanding our riders' experiences and sending them home with tools that they can
carry with them through life," said Christa. "We want to encourage active
participation in the community, foster personal connections and encourage
continued education about environmentally conscious lifestyles for people in all
stages of life."
Rolling Spokes also offers a Sustainable Homes Tour, Edible Urban Gardens Tour
options for the "stay-cationers" this summer, Rolling Spokes Bike Tours is a
great place to invest some quality family and friend time.
information visit www.rollingspokestours.com
contact Christa Carlman at