Jun 012018

It’s time for our 2018 Urban Farm Bike Ride! This is our 6th year of doing this collaboration with the Eat Local Challenge and NOLA Social Ride, and we are excited to announce that we will be rolling again.

We’ll be meeting up at Markey Park at 9 a.m., and leaving at 10. We will be ending at River Queen Greens (1020 Kentucky St.), and there will be a free light local lunch (sourced from the farms that we’ll be visiting) that pop-up BeetsNthyme will be preparing for us!

Here is a list of farms that we will be visiting:

Gloria’s Treme Garden
24 Carrot Garden NOLA
River Queen Greens

Here is the schedule for the day:

10:00 a.m.: Leave Markey Park
10:20 a.m.: Arrive at Gloria’s Treme Garden (814 S. Claiborne Ave.)
10:50 a.m.: Leave Gloria’s Treme Garden
11:10 a.m.: Arrive at 24 Carrot Garden (1341 Music St.)
11:40 a.m.: Leave 24 Carrot Garden
11:50 a.m.: Arrive for brief stop at River Queen Green’s farm stand (Solo Espresso, 1301 Poland Ave.)
12:00 p.m.: Leave farm stand
12:05 p.m.: Arrive at final stop, River Queen Greens Farm (1020 Kentucky St.)

The ride will be slow-paced and under 10 miles.

No tickets or signups are required, but please RSVP on the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/2057235157880344/) if you plan on coming so we can be prepared! This is a community bike ride organized by local volunteers, so you are responsible for yourself and your bicycle at all times!

Many of the farms will be selling produce, so please bring bags if you wish to purchase some – you can store your produce in a cooler inside of our SAG truck! Some of the farms may have refreshments available for donation – if you’d like to contribute, be sure to bring along some cash.

As always, we will be passing by and pointing out as many smaller gardens as we can. This event is free and open to the public. Please be prepared, and bring your own supplies! We will have someone driving a truck to carry supplies from stop to stop. Please make sure your bike is in working order, and bring basic repair items such as a tube, pump, wrenches, patch kit, etc in case of any mechanical issues. Please note that everyone is individually responsible for safe operation of their bicycles and for following all traffic laws at all times while on public streets. Ample time has been included in the schedule to ensure that everyone can travel at a comfortable pace. Personal safety equipment (helmets and lights) are encouraged. A live tracker will be posted for anyone that wants to catch up and join at any point! We look forward to exploring many pockets of local edible flora on our most sustainable, efficient method of travel available: Pedal Power!
Come discover a few of our many local urban gardens and farms!