Just Food Ottawa Bike Tour

Suntech Greenhouses - Food
Suntech Greenhouses

I enjoy cycling and I like food, especially when it is local and seasonal. Combined, it makes for a nice day out on September 24, 2017 with Just Food Ottawa. You may not have heard of Just Food Ottawa, but in short, they “work towards vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region“. A few years ago I did a very interesting bike tour along a number of community gardens with Just Food Ottawa (and missed the one just last week as I only read about it the day after).

Another Just Food bike ride is coming up this weekend. Here is the announcement:

Enviro Cycle Tour

Come experience the countryside by bicycle, and visit some of the eco-friendly businesses and public spaces in Ottawa’s rural area.

All attendees will get the pleasure of visiting Castor River Farm, a sustainable off-grid farm, SunTech Greenhouses, where vegetables are grown year-round, and W.A. Taylor Conservation area for a rest between, as you sample Savour Ottawa treats.

There are two options:

  • Tackle the entire 72 km route with your own bike, or
  • Bus part way and cycle the 21 km route with a bike provided by RentABike.

So, hop on and let your RentABike guides and local farmers bring you on a day full of fun, learning, and exercise!

WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2017
WHERE: Groups will depart from Leitrim Park and Ride. Tickets give access to free rides on OC Transpo too and from location.

So far the weather looks very good (mix of sun and clouds and 26 degrees C). For more details, go to the website of this Canada 150 signature event.

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