Tour De Farms debuts in Carbondale Aug. 1 | PostIndependent.com

Tour De Farms debuts in Carbondale Aug. 1

Brett Milam
bmilam@postindependent.com

The Mount Sopris Conservation District is hosting its first Tour De Farms in Carbondale on Aug. 1.

Tour De Farms is a 25-mile bike ride to meet local ranchers and visit a community garden and Rock Bottom Ranch, to educate the community on the benefits of agriculture and conservation. Afterward, Carbondale Beer Works is hosting a lunch with local produce and beef.

The bike ride is limited to 50 riders because of the logistics of riders on the trails and providing lunch, said District Manager Sharie Prow.

The bike ride follows the Rio Grande and Crystal Valley trails.

Not only is the event to bring awareness of the benefits of agriculture, but it’s also a way of engendering a healthy lifestyle.

“Agriculture is the core of our community, we have great agriculture history, plus the added bonus of pairing it with a healthy lifestyle,” Prow said.

Early bird registration ends Sunday, July 19. Entry is $25 for adults and $15 for those 12-17 years old. A family discount is available, and registration includes a Tour De Farms T-shirt, sag wagon support and a commemorative glass. Visit http://bit.ly/1K5ng92 to register.

Check-in for the ride begins at 7 a.m. at the CMC campus in Carbondale, with the ride itself starting at 8 a.m.

For more information, contact Mount Sopris Conservation District at 970-945-5494, extension 105, or Sharie Prow at sharie.prow@usda.gov.


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