To Do: Urban Farm Bike Ride with Weavers Way Co-op
Urban farming is pretty darn cool. After all, when you live in a city, food can’t get any more local than if it’s grown and harvested just two neighborhoods over.
On September 7th, Weavers Way Co-op will host its eighth annual Urban Farm Bike Ride, during which you can check out a ton of local farms in Philly, including ones in Kensington, South Philly, West Philly, North Philly, Germantown, Roxborough and Mt. Airy. There are two different routes—one nearly 30 miles in all and the other is just over 20—depending on how much pedaling you want to do, but either way, both start at Greensgrow Farm in Kensington and end at Philadelphia Brewing Company, also in Kensington.
And don’t worry—this isn’t a Tour de France-style ride. It’s a bit more leisurely, with stops along the way at all the urban farms, where you’ll be able to talk with urban growers and refuel with snacks and water. There will be pizza and beer at the end.
The all-day event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register and learn more here.
$35 before September 3rd, $45 day of, bike ride is September 7th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., rides start at 2503 East Firth Street, Philadelphia.