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Bike Fresh Bike Local
Sunday, September 25, 2011 from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Victory is once again sponsoring PASA's Bike Fresh Bike Local event. Come join in the fun on Sunday, September 25.
PASA’ s 4th Annual “Bike Fresh Bike Local” is family friendly and a real
community effort. Proceeds support PASA’s work in SE Pennsylvania on
behalf of family farms growing fresh fruit, vegetables, and humanely
raised poultry, beef and pork.
Last year’s ride attracted over 600 riders, many of who reported it was “the best and most beautiful ride ever.” The route takes riders “soaring along un-trafficked country roads next to small farms that tend to the land the way it should be tended, and raise the kind of foods we want our children to be eating,” says Royer Smith, one of the ”Bike Fresh Bike Local” organizers.
“You’ll see bison and steers, horses and sheep, goats and chickens,” says Smith, a PASA supporter and executive chef at LaSalle University where he has staged local food events. “You’ll pass fields that were plowed by a farmer and his team of work horses, and you might have to slow down for horse-drawn vehicles on the road.”
The 75-mile ride is by far the most scenic, but also quite hilly and challenging even for seasoned riders. The 50-mile offers more moderate challenges, while the 25 is for more casual riders. All routes pass through Springton Manor Farm, initially part of the William Penn Manor. Springton has been in agricultural use since the early 1700’s. On this 300-acre farm, you can meet the animals and tour the Butterfly House.
We anticipate between 600 and 800 riders this year so it is bound to be quite a lively, fun, and locally delicious day. This year we are especially proud to be expanding the foods contributed by the Philadelphia Public School culinary program. Students will be showing off their skills with donated baked goods featured at the ride “rest and re-fuel” stops.
Victory Brewing co-owner Bill Covaleski is working with PASA to get more chefs on bikes, especially those serving local foods in their restaurants. Get out and ride, burn some calories, and then enjoy great food and beer in the company of happy local food lovers and cyclists.
For more information, or to register, visit PASAfarming.org