Are you a lover of farming, cycling, and the heat? If so, break out your bike, as many water bottles as you can, and head on up to Mt. Airy for tomorrow’s Weaver’s Way Co-op Urban Farm Bike Tour.
We’ve added lots of new farms this year, and will continue our tradition of hosting two rides: one for “beginners” without as much bike riding experience, or who prefer a shorter ride and one for more experienced riders who can manage a longer ride at a bit faster pace. Two rides, short and long, both rides begin and end at Weavers Way Co-op Farm in East Mt. Airy. See below for the route for each ride. And the party at the end will be a great reward for all your effort . Online registration is now available. Whether you plan on paying on the day of the ride $30, or in advance $25/Co-op members; $28/all others, you need to use the online registration form to sign in. You’ll be given the choice of paying by credit card using our PayPal processing account or selecting “pay at the door.” You’ll also be able to register and pay for up to 6 addition family and friends.
It’s a great bike ride through Philadelphia’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods; visiting several urban farms in Kensington, South Philly, North Philly, West Philly, Germantown, Roxborough & Mt. Airy; inspiring talks with Philadelphia’s pioneering urban farmers; and an incredible feast of grilled foods and beer at the end.
Ride starts and ends at Weavers Way Co-op’s Mort Brooks Farm in E. Mt. Airy, 1011 E. Washington Lane, Phila, PA 19138. Registration for the long ride is at 8 AM with the ride to begin at 8:30. Registration for the short ride is at 8:45 am with the ride to begin at 9:15.
UPDATE: Because of the excessive heat, both rides have been shortened to 18.5 miles for the short ride and 25 for the long ride. The ride should end by 2 pm and don’t worry, plenty of water, gatorade and snacks will be provided.