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Tour de Farm 2015


The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Decimal Place Farm - 4314 Almach Ave, Conley, GA 30288
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 24 2015  7:15 am >> Sun, Oct 25 2015 11:15 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Oct 14 2015 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 23 2015 12:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Days 4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:40 Miles
Pace:Leisurely
Trip Leader(s):
Mara
Mike Pawloski
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
NOTE: THERE IS A $100 COST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS EVENT.  TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED AT  http://cfmtourdefarm.bpt.me/  ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND LOGISTICS WILL BE PROVIDED.
 
Tour de Farm is an amazing weekend of bicycles, farms, great people and delicious food. 
 
We are forming a team of 12 AOC members to participate in this event.  
 
Community Farmers Markets 2015 Tour de Farm will ride ~40 miles, taking breaks at four idyllic stops (with lunch included) on the first day before dinner and camping out together that evening. The next morning we'll wake up to breakfast and ride 11 miles back to where we began. 

Tour de Farm is a fully supported ride. All gear will be transported to the Mayflor Farm in Stockbridge, GA, where we will spend the night.  Bicycle techs will be on hand and support riders with us the whole way.

Tour de Farm starts and ends at Decimal Place Farm in Conley, GA.  Team AOC will meet at the start.  Mary Rigdon, resident farmer, has been on the historic 40 acres of farmland in Conley since October 1995 where she raises American Saanen goats and produces cheeses.  We'll get to tour the farm and learn about it's history and on-going operations. 

From there, the tour heads east and meets up with the PATH (https://pathfoundation.org/) on the South River Trail and heads toward the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve for a foraging walk around the 2,600 acre preserve in Dekalb County.  This will likely include spotting late muscadines and/or early native persimmons. Here we will eat lunch with local goodies prepared by the good people from the Candler Park Market deli. 

After that, it's further east to the farm of Grant Wallace.  Grant is an up and coming young farmer raising vegetables, chickens and pigs. Our last stop of the day will be south in Stockbridge at Mayflor Farm.  Chris Edwards, resident farmer, is another up and coming young farmer that manages Mayflor Farm primarily raising vegetables alongside some bees, cows, chickens and fruit trees. 

The tour will stay at Mayflor for dinner provided by the the Wrecking Bar. On the menu will be smoked chicken & pork with plenty of vegetarian friendly sides (baked beans, salad, roasted veggies, cornbread) AND pie for dessert with plenty of hefeweizen to go round.  After a night of camping and festivities, we'll wake up to breakfast prepared by Atlanta area Chef Philip Meeker before we ride back to Decimal Place.
 
Each of these farms has their own interesting stories and methods and this event provides access to them all.

Required Items to Bring:

Bicycle in good working order

Bike Helmet
 
Spare tubes / tools for changing a flat 
 
Water / Hydration for your ride (At least 2 liters recommended)

Overnight Camping Gear (Tent, Sleeping bag, Sleeping pad)

Change of clothes

Fun, positive attitude!

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Road bike recommended (Hybrids / MTB bikes are ok if you are a strong rider)


How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Tour de Farm starts and ends at Decimal Place Farm in Conley, GA.

Decimal Place Farm - 4314 Almach Ave, Conley, GA 30288

 

Here's a link of the route: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=z6DymZXpXQz8.kUhEVROjFyVM


Notes:

Here's a link to the event Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1707779559442930/

Additional details will be provided after you register.

During the ride, you can spread out and travel at your own pace, meet new people and make new friends!  

This is a supported ride by Tour de Farm and no one will be left behind. 


* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

Lunch, dinner, snacks and refreshments (incl. hefeweizen!!) on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday.  

See  http://cfmtourdefarm.bpt.me/ for official event registration.  The event cost is $100 + plus a $4.49 service fee.


Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.