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Sample locally-grown produce and West Coast scenery by bicycle
Slow Food Cycle Sunday is a free one-day tour
organized by the community of Pemberton (north of Whistler, Canada) to
increase awareness and appreciation of their growers and suppliers.
This year three friends and I joined more than 2100 cyclists to on the 50 kilometers of country
roadway that linked 12 participating farms. The ride is non-competitive, family-friendly and delicious!
From the official Slow Food Cycle Sunday web site:
“The World Watch Institute reports that the average food item
eaten in North America has traveled 2500-4000 km from farm table. The
distance between good food and your table is as short as a 26km bike
Sea to Sky’s signature agritourism event, Slow Food Cycle Sunday
Pemberton blows the fast-food drive-through away. A pedal-powered trip
through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland, to meet
local growers and sample produce fresh from the field.
Next year’s event is scheduled for August 16, 2009