Agassiz Summer Cycle Tour

Thank you to everyone that came out and joined us, August 2nd, we had a fantastic time with you all and hope you had a wonderful time in our community and meeting the farmers. Come back soon!

Next years dates will be announced in October. Have a safe and enjoyable summer. 

 

Celebrating its’ 8th year, Agassiz Slow Food Cycle Tour is excited to welcome you to another year exploring the countryside and meeting the local farmers.  The Agassiz Cycle Tour is a leisurely self-guided cycle tour around a 25 km flat route visiting farms and meeting farmers.

As lead sponsor of the Fraser Valley Slow Food Cycle Tours, Prospera Credit Union will be giving away free seed packets so everyone can grow and enjoy their own fresh herbs at home. Don’t forget to stop by their table at Registration to say hello and pick some up.

This is a great family friendly event that brings you through a farming community with deep roots in agriculture. Stop into the Agassiz Harrison Museum, an old CPR train station and learn the history of the community, or into the UBC Dairy Research centre to learn about their renowned research and education programs. A cycle tour would not be complete without a bike ride through a hazelnut orchard, or ride a haywagon through the dairy barns, stop to chat with the goats or sit back and enjoy a slice of homemade pie with a cup of freshly roasted coffee from a 1919 fire roaster.

There will be fresh produce, exceptional cheese, organic free-range chickens and delicious blueberries to pick. Have you ever seen how pea shoots are grown? Then come on the tour and find out at the Valley’s only pea shoot family run farm.

A shopping shuttle service has been provided by Tourism Harrison.  They collect your purchases from the farms and bring them back to the registration area for you to pick up.

Spend the weekend! Book soon as accommodations are filling up! 

Great accommodations are also  to be found in Harrison from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, to nearby Provincial and private campgrounds, to cozy bed-and-breakfasts.  Find more info here.

Tour Date: August 2nd, 2014 (rain or shine)

Times:  9am - 4pm (start and finish whenever you like during these times -  tour distance approx. 25km)  Note: Farmers do their best to provide enough food samples for everyone. Be aware that some may run out by late afternoon. Please sample responsibly to leave enough for everyone to enjoy. 

Price:  There is a charge for this event to offset the costs. Click here for price and registration details.

Start Location:  Registration is at the Agassiz Fitness/Activity Centre, located at 6660 Pioneer Avenue under the tents.  Google map click here .