It’s time for our 2019 Urban Farm Bike Ride! This is our 7th year of this collaboration between the New Orleans Eat Local Challenge and Why NOLA Farms, and we are excited to announce that we will be rolling again. Come and join us on the 10th Urban Farm Bike Ride!
We’ll be meeting up at Sophie B. Wright Park in the Lower Garden District at 9:00 a.m., and leaving at 10:00 a.m. The end spot will be at 2023 Simon Bolivar Ave.
Here is a list of farms that we will be visiting:
10:00 a.m.: Depart Sophie B. Wright Park
10:10 a.m.: Arrive at Constance Street Community Garden (1344
10:30 a.m.: Depart Constance Street Community Garden
10:45 a.m.: Arrive at Resurrection Garden (925 Jackson Ave.)
11:05 a.m.: Depart Resurrection Garden
11:25 a.m.: Arrive at Ms. Ormina’s Garden (Magnolia and Thalia)
11:45 a.m.: Depart Ms. Ormina’s Garden
11:55 a.m.: Arrive at Growing Local NOLA Farm (1224 Oretha
Castle Haley Blvd.)
12:15 p.m.: Depart Growing Local NOLA Farm
12:20 p.m.: Arrive at end spot, Luke’s House, 2023 Simon Bolivar
The ride will be slow-paced and about five miles long.
No tickets or signup are required, but please RSVP on the Facebook event 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 bicycles at all times!
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!