Written By Guest Writer Places / Travel Jul 29, 2011 Comox Valley farmers to open gates to cyclists next week SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestChoose one of three unique routesJuly 28, 2011, Comox Valley, BC – Visitors to the Comox Valley region are in for a rare treat next week when local producers open their farms for the inaugural Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour – a new event that combines scenic bike trails through picturesque farmland with onsite activities including demos, tours and farm stands.Rain or shine, on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., cyclists can choose one of the three self-guided routes that range from 18 km to 58 km and include berry to dairy farms; wine tastings to heritage vegetables; sprouts to oysters and also includes the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. The Comox Valley, located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, is known around the world for its quality culinary bounty from farmland and sea, great restaurants and year-round Farmers’ Market.“The Comox Valley is truly a mecca for cyclists and foodies, alike,” said Marla Limousin, owner of Nature’s Way Farm and Blue Moon Winery, both featured stops on the tour, and board member for the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market. “What makes the market so popular is the farmers’ hands-on approach and product diversity. These bike tours allow you to join our local farmers on the ground, get a firsthand look at the field-to-fork process and enjoy a few fresh samples along the way – what could be better?”The Farm Cycling Tours’ chair is Willy van Kemenade, who supported the development of the unique event that combines two of his passions – fresh food and cycling. The region is already a top destination for amateur and professional cyclists with its rolling mountains, vibrant coastlines and laidback countryside.“Whether you like to ride a lot or prefer an easy pedal, the Comox Valley region is known for its diversity of trails that are used for sport, leisure, heritage – and now culinary experiences,” said Kemenade, a member of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition. “With a plethora of cycling shops, knowledgeable guides and bike-friendly accommodations, this region offers the best to its two-wheeled travellers.”Hosted by the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition and in partnership with the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market Association, Comox Valley Farmers’ Institute and Discover Comox Valley, the cost to participate in the Farm Cycling Tours is $10. For more information on the 20 participating Farms or to register for the Farm Cycling Tours, visit www.cvfarmcycletour.comAnd even better, make a weekend of it – whether you are a romantic, foodie, or need a great getaway ideal for the family – and enjoy the wide range of great high-end waterfront resorts and cozy bed and breakfasts. To book a mini-holiday, visit the same link for the Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour.Comox ValleycyclingEdiblesfarmstouring SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Events / Press Release / Workshop November 5, 2018 Press Release: Young Agrarians Land Linking Workshop Nov. 24 Press Release: Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Pierson of the Vintage Consulting Group as their new ... Read More Shops / Victoria March 7, 2018 Beyond The Food Court: Fujiya From tuna sashimi to instant ramen, Japanese cuisine thrives in Western Canada. Victorians experience few barriers in accessibility to original ... Read More Restaurants / Sponsored February 23, 2018 6 Dishes You Have To Try in 2018 Do you consider yourself a foodie? If trying out new dishes is one of your favorite things to do, this article is for you. We’ll explore some of ... Read More Chefs / Events January 25, 2018 Wine, Beer, Foodie and Fun-lovers Celebrate Parksville Uncorked It’s time to raise your glass and toast the exceptional wines, beers, ciders and cuisine of British Columbia at the 10th annual Parksville Uncorked ... Read More Travel / Wine Travel January 8, 2018 COWICHAN: Vancouver Island’s Food, Wine & Cultural Heartland On your drive to Tofino, you’ll pass through Cowichan. Road tripping Up Island? Sure, you’ll have to go through Cowichan. ... Read More First Look / Restaurants / Victoria January 3, 2018 Pierogi Power at Sült Pierogi Bar “Sült” has etymological roots across Europe. In Gaelic, it refers to pork fat or a dish made of it. In Hungarian, it translates to “fried” ... Read More Comments are closed.