Weavers Way's 10th Annual Urban Farm Bike Ride -- September 19th!

Join cyclists of all levels on an urban farmland adventure! Check out the Philadelphia farming scene from the seat of your bicycle and see what "local" is in its purest form - right in our own backyards!

All proceeds benefit Weavers Way Community Programs (WWCP), the non-profit arm of the co-op.  Dedicated to educating Philly's youth about farming, healthy eating and community values, WWCP’s mission is to empower children, youth, and families with the values and knowledge to be healthy, strong, and informed through experiential activities centered on urban agriculture, nutrition, and the cooperative economy.

The Urban Farm Bike Ride is a rain or shine event.  All registration fees are non-refundable.

When: Saturday, September 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: The ride starts and ends at Philadelphia Brewing Company (2439 Amber St.) in Kensington.  We will be featuring two rides through West Philly and Kensington and Fishtown~ itineraries to be announced!

What to expect
: Great rides through Philadelphia’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods; inspiring talks with Philadelphia’s pioneering urban farmers; great beer and pizza at the end of the ride; snacks and water along the route; and your own commemorative T-shirt.

The routes
: This year we continue the tradition of two rides, a long ride including West Philadelphia farms (approximately 18 miles) and a shorter option, which includes farms of Kensington and Fishtown (approximately 12 miles). Undecided until the farms are posted? No problem! We will check back in with you with mileage and itineraries closer to the ride! 


Participating Farms:  
Bartram's Garden
Carousel House Farm
Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm
Farm 51
Growing Together
Guild House Farm
Las Parcelas
Mill Creek Farm
The Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden

...and more! Check back for full lists and iteneraries!

Who will it benefit… besides you? All proceeds benefit the farm education programs at Weavers Way Community Programs. WWCP operates programs through the Weavers Way CSA Farm at Saul High School, the WWCP Children's Garden at the Weavers Way Farm at Awbury, Hope Farm at Martin Luther King High School, and the Hope Garden located at Stenton Family Manor, an emergency housing facility for families experiencing homelessness.  

          
 

What you'll need to bring on the day of the ride:
  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Bagged lunch (...if you will need extra before end of the ride pizza)

 What we’ll provide:

  • Commemorative 2015 Urban Bike Ride T-shirt
  • Snacks
  • Cooler of water for refilling your bottle
  • Beer & Pizza at the end of the ride

                  Purchase your early~bird tickets now!

 

Early bird until 08/16/15 $ 39.50
Tickets 8/17 - 9/17/15  $ 45.00
Day of Ride $ 50.00


For questions or to volunteer:
wwcp@weaversway.coop
To sponsor the ride: jill@weaversway.coop

Video produced by: Jonathan Brown, Steady State Productions

Article Photographs by: Joe Dosch 

Link to a fantastic Newsworks article and slideshow highlighting last year's ride!

                   
 Thank you to our sponsors: