The bumper sticker “Who’s your Farmer” has been around for a while.
This summer, the Human Powered Mountaineers are taking that idea to heart, leading peddle-powered rides to organic farms in Gallatin County.
“Ditch your bike for the day, the week, the summer, or for good,” says Chris Bangs, the group’s founder.
The rides will be on weekends for six weeks in a row, starting July 14. They’re open to the public, free of charge and suitable for a broad range of riders. Each farmer will give the group an hour-long tour, helping people “get more in touch with the food they eat and the people who produce it,” Bangs said.[d/cs_p]
Bike to Farm’s other sponsors are 406 Brewery and the Leaf and Bean Coffee House.
Scheduled farm visits:
• Three Hearts Farm July 14, 18 miles
• 3 Fiddles Farm July 21, 20 miles
(with at stop at 406 Brewery for a free beer)
• Gallatin Valley Botanical July 28, 9 miles
• Harvest House Farm Aug. 4, 20 miles
• Slabtown Farm Aug. 12, 28 miles
• Norris Hot Springs Aug.18 – 19, 74 miles
(This weekend ride includes camping, music, dinner and soaking in the hot springs and has a small charge.)
All the rides start at 10 a.m., leaving from the Leaf and Bean Coffee House (35 West Main Street. Riders will be need to bring their own lunch and be prepared to ride 20 to 30 miles. For more information, check out Human-Powered Mountaineers’ Facebook events page or blog at humanpoweredmountaineers.blogspot.com