Philadelphia Urban Farm Bike Tour ’08

June 21, 2008 at 10:28 am 9 comments

Carrots at Mill Creek Farm

We’re planning another Philadelphia Urban Farm Bike Tour for this summer, starting again at Weavers Way Farm, which has grown by leaps and bounds since last year, and ending up again at Yards Brewery–same place, but new brews and a new name–Philadelphia Brewing Company.  The ride’s planned for Saturday, July 19th, 8:30 a.m. to roughly 3:00 p.m.

Cyclist stroll Mill Creek Farm

There will be a few changes and additions this year. Here’s a quick overview of those changes:

1. We’re looking to add another farm to the urban mix–Teens4Grow, at 8th and Poplar (not far off the path to GreensGrow Farm).

2. The women from DC who took the three-month urban farm bike tour of the Northeast will be joining us again. And, for those who are interested, they’ll be showing a work in progress version of the film they’re making about their trip at 5 pm on Saturday the 19th, probably at Video Library in Mt. Airy.

3. We’re asking for a donation of $10, payable at the start of the ride in cash, to help support the farms we visit (it will be split evenly between them) — and to pay for the pizza that will be delivered to the brewery at the end of the ride.


Weavers Way farmer gives a talk

Tell your friends about the ride. I’d love to hear if any of my readers are going to be joining us!  More details, including a full route, will be available closer to the time.  Rest assured you don’t have to be a rockstar cyclist to complete this tour.  We go slow and talk a lot along the way.  And most every hill is downhill, I swear! 

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  • 1. Mary  |  June 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    OH I wish I could do this ride! My knee isn’t healing so well from the latest surgery so there will be no biking for me until the swelling and pain get under control. I’d love to know if this is an annual thing. In which case, maybe next year…

  • 2. taylor  |  June 22, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Great ride! I did it last year. Pizza at the end of the trip is a great idea. I was so hungry when the ride ended that I had to jet out of there to find lunch, instead of staying and socializing.

  • 3. Jimi  |  June 23, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Hey Jennie, Been reading for a little bit now. The ride sounds great, I’d love to come along and join in. Let us know when you get more info!

  • 4. spedlaw2  |  June 24, 2008 at 8:50 pm


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  • 5. Jennie  |  June 25, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Hi everyone – more info on the ride is posted on this webpage:

    Come join us!!! 🙂

  • 6. Jim Klasen  |  June 26, 2008 at 9:00 am

    I look forward to it!

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  • 8. Issa  |  August 7, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    What a mission your on! I’m really enjoying reading about your community, and connections amongst each other.

    I’ve been exploring something similar on the west coast, and would love to share it with your community.

    I just finished a two month trip from Orcas Island, WA(San Juan Islands) to Arcata, CA by bicycle. I spent time connecting with small family farms, homesteads, and communities along the way. My blog is a excellent resource for those who wish to explore farms in the west, and for those who want to connect with what is happening out here, and not only read about it, but explore the photo galleries to embrace a visual of life out here as well. The struggle of small farms, the inventions, the community support, and the adventure of being a leader for change in our world!


  • 9. Jennie  |  August 9, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Wow, great site and info, Issa! Thanks for sharing! Seems like we’re “like minded”. 🙂


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