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January 17, 2013

Local Growers’ Guild Presents Bike to Barns!

The Local Growers’ Guild is hosting Indiana’s first annual Bike to Barns event on Sunday, June 9th. Bike to Barns invites cyclists of all ages and skill levels to bike to farms in Monroe, Owen, and Brown counties during this day-long event. Funds raised will support the Local Growers’ Guild, a cooperative of farmers, retailers, and community members dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in southern Indiana through education, direct support, and market connections.

The ride will start at Binford/Rogers School at 9am.  Check-in opens at 8:15am and riders will be released in waves. Riders can choose from three different routes, a 6 mile “Urban Fruit Route” in the City of Bloomington, a 35 mile “Seed Route” through Brown County, and a 70 mile “Root Route” in Monroe and parts of Owen County.  Participants will meet the growers, have a chance to ask questions about their sustainable farming practices, hang out with farm animals, and learn about local food sources that Southern Indiana has to offer.

Registration is $50 for adults and $15 for children (13 and under).  With registration, all participants receive a free Bike to Barns event t-shirt and the option to purchase a bike jersey. Participants will raise pledges from family and friends to support the Local Growers Guild as well. All participants will benefit from discounts at Nick’s English Hut and Upland Brewing Company, and prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. A celebration party will be held after completion of the ride, with refreshments and entertainment.

To register or make a pledge for this event, view the routes, and learn more about the event, visit www.localgrowers.org/b2b. If you have any questions about the Bike to Barns event or the Local Growers’ Guild, please contact LGG Manager Megan Hutchison at localgrowers@localgrowers.org. Information about all Local Growers’ Guild activities can be found online at www.localgrowers.org.

We couldn’t have made this happen without our generous sponsors.   Please visit them and thank them for their support of the LGG!

Nick’s English Hut
Upland Brewing Company
Bloomingfoods Market & Deli
Bikesmiths
Farm Bloomington
Vibe Yoga
Cardinal Stage Company
Bloomington Playwright’s Project
The Comedy Attic
Bloomington Clay Studio
Nature’s Crossroads Seed Company
Chomp
Revolution Bike and Bean
Sunny Branch Farm

One Comment
  1. I really like the idea of having events that take people to farms. It would give them a chance to see what a farm is like. 

    Do you hold this event every year?
    What does the money get used for?

    January 24, 2013

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