Agassiz Summer Cycle Tour

The date is set for 2014.  See you on Saturday, August 2nd.

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.

Honeyview Farms will be onsite at registration with a live bee hive, learn about the role of the queen bee and her hard-working subjects as they make delicious local honey for you.  The Back Porch, pick up roasted coffee, garlic, handmade pottery or willow baskets. The Blackberry Lane Pie Company will be on location at the Back Porch, so enjoy a piece of pie and coffee. Yangbing Family Farm has returned this year with their pea shoot farm. Enjoy different ways to prepare pea shoots or just relax in the shade of their trees. Back for their second year, is new kid on the block Tasty Chicken. This Farm raises their chickens in open fields, with fresh water and organic fed. No additives, non-medicated just darn tasty! Samples of their free range chicken and turkeys, will be available. Or Pre-order online to bring home your own fresh meat for pickup at the end of the tour. Farmhouse Natural Cheese, the tour is not complete without a stop at this original. Pick up some delicous handmade cheese from the farms goats or cows, watch out the cheese maybe eaten before you get it home. Don’t forget to stop in at the Agassiz Harrison Museum and explore their new ‘barn’ full of historic agricultural machinery. Cordine Farms, are only dairy farm open along the route. Stop in and see if any calves have been born. Take the hay wagon for a tour through their barns and learn about their operation. Don't forget to thank those holsteins for providing you with good BC milk.

 

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! 

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)

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 .