Be a part of the 2015 Local Food Cycle with Prairie Rivers of Iowa as they bike through eastern Story County! This year’s Local Food Cycle is a 35-mile bicycle ride celebrating healthy sustainable food systems in Central Iowa. This year, riders will explore farms and conservation sites in the Nevada and Colo area while savoring local foods prepared by area chefs. This fun filled event is perfect for a group of friends or the whole family!
The Local Food Cycle is a special event where bike riders tour local farms, meet farmers and eat delicious culinary delights prepared by area chefs. This year’s ride is on Sunday, August 30th at 8:30 a.m. and bikers will take off from the Story County Fair Grounds in Nevada. The first stop is a conservation learning stop at Windmills, then riders will bike over to Walkabout Gardens where they will get a Farm Tour. The ride continues to Trinity Farms, Hertz Preserve & Woodland, Story County Medical Garden, Central Elementary School Garden, Lounsberry Farm, Lee’s Greens, and finally Niland’s Café where there will be live music to help celebrate the completion of the 2015 Local Food Cycle.
At the end of the ride, you have the option to take a hayride back to the Story County Fairgrounds from Niland’s Café or you are welcome to bike back the last 7.9 miles. Proceeds from this event support future local food events and natural resource programming so come out and support a great cause!
The Local Foods Program works to create a dynamic local food system and empower citizens’ to improve their health. It also aims to encourage and create social benefits, economic benefits, and ecological benefits. Which in return assist citizens and their natural environment. The program continues to support local farmers, schools, businesses, and communities in Central Iowa.
Registration for this event is $45 before August 8, $55 after August 8, and $35 for college students (must show ID). For more information and to register, just visit their website.