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      Farm Cycle 2019 in Iowa City

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      September 22, 2019

      Sunday   9:30 AM

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      Farm Cycle 2019

      Farm Cycle 2019 Benefitting the Bike Library. Join us for a day of bicycling local farms, food, and ferments.  CHECK-IN at BIG GROVE BREWERY 9:30 am - 10:30 AM Each farm tour will be paired with a local chef serving up seasonal gustatory delights.  Three routes*: View all three routes here. 22 Mile Cherry Tomato All pavement and trails.  30 Mile Kale-Yea! All Pavement and trails + 2 miles of gravel.  40 Mile Beet-it-Up All pavement and trails + 9 miles of gravel.  What to bring: mess kit with plate/bowl and utensil water bottle fix-a-flat kit (self-supported tour) download the map if you want t-shirt for screenprinting on Start & End at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom Start with breakfast and Wake Up Iowa Coffee! Bring your t-shirt to the START for screenprinting and pick it up at the END of the ride Calico Farm Featured Farmer: Bonnie Riggan  Johnson County Historic Poor Farm Featured Farms/Farmers: Global Food Project & GROW: Johnson County Featured Chefs: Dan Knowles, Sean Towley, Oasis, and more TBA Muddy Miss Farms Organic Community Supported Agriculture Featured Farmer: Shanti Sellz Walker Homestead A farmer's table, garden, orchard, vineyard, & pasture playground Featured Farmers: Kristy and Bob Walker Featured Chef: Chef Chris Grebner Lucky Star Farm - Waterstop  Featured Farmers: Susan and Rich Young End: Big Grove Brewery Taproom  Finish the ride and get your free pint! Pick-up your Screenprinted Tee! * More farm stops and featured chefs TBA as planning unfolds.  A note to parents: these routes are planned with adults in mind. Although we'll be riding trails through town, we will also be riding on the street, and getting out into the county with larger vehicles. The routes are high mileage and we don't recommend this as a first long ride for kiddos.   The Bike Library's mission is to get more people in Johnson County biking. If you love what the Bike Library does, please consider making a scholarship donation in addition to your ticket so we can offer Farm Cycle scholarships and continue to fulfill our mission of getting more people in Johnson County on bicycles.  What you get: A full day of signed bike routes-there are 3 to choose from, breakfast, lunch stops, farm tours, water, and beverages, plus a post-ride-fiesta at Big Grove Brewery. Bike out to the farms, meet your local farmers and take a tour, eat and drink delicious local food and craft beverages. Student ticket prices and kids 12 and under are free.  Your charitable contribution less the fair market value of $35-$50 per ticket may be tax-deductible as allowed by law. Bike Library Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. This celebration aims to contribute momentum to the community bike culture and the local food movement. Thank you for your support and for helping us in our mission to get more people in Johnson County on bicycles. 

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