Date(s) - Saturday, Sep 17, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The eighth annual Tour De Farms will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
The Tour de Farms is a bicycle tour of local urban and rural farms highlighting and celebrating sustainable transportation and our connection to the local food system. It is a fundraiser for GoBike Buffalo and the Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP).
Each year the ride is approximately 35 miles. Bicyclists start from Buffalo’s West Side, visiting urban farms and community gardens in the city. There is a stop and light lunch at the halfway point– Bippert’s Farm in Elma–and the ride ends at the Oles Family Farm in Alden with a celebration. While participants are welcome to ride back, most people take advantage of the provided bus ride and their bikes come back on box trucks.
This year they are adding an Urban Farm Tour that starts and ends in the city for those that would like to tour urban farms and gardens but not continue all the way out to Alden.