Slow Food Cycle: Experience a Taste of Pemberton
Have you ever wanted to experience a farmers market on wheels? The Pemberton Slow Food Cycle is just that. Peddle your way up the beautiful Pemberton Valley stopping at farms and vendors along the journey. Connect with fellow cyclers and the local farming community along the lovely trip up the valley.
Started back in 2004, The Slow Food Cycle has grown significantly from its humble roots as a way to introduce farmers to the local buyers & visiting guests. The event now attracts a few thousand people every year who love the showcase of sustainable farming in the Pemberton.
This year the event is from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
The event is simple enough for almost anyone to do. Grab a pedal-powered vehicle, whether it be a classic bicycle, a unicycle, a tandem bike, or a homemade contraption of your own (there's usually a few).
Once you've got your mode-of-transportation set, you can head to the event registration booth located at the Meadows Fields (locals probably know it as the Old Community Centre grounds). You can also skip the lines by pre-registering online at the Tourism Pemberton website before the event.
After you're registered, it's time for the adventure to begin. Make your way up the Pemberton Meadows at your own pace, stopping whenever, and wherever you want! Much like a choose your own adventure book, you call the shots here, turn around whenever you'd like and call it a day.
There are usually over a dozen farms that participate in the Slow Food Cycle, including notable farms such as Bandit Farms, Across the Creek Organics, and Helmer's Organic Farm. These locations are a few of the can't miss stops with tons of fresh local produce, baked goods, local art, gifts, spirits, jewellery, pickled foods, refreshing beverages, and much more to buy along the way.
Slow Food Cycle Tips
Stay Hydrated - Bring lots of water for the trip because it can get incredibly hot. Also, there is little to no shade on the ride, so be prepared to be in the sun most of the day.
Don't Forget a Bicycle Basket - If you're planning on buying anything along the way make sure you have somewhere to put all your goodies, like a basket or a backpack.
Share The Road - While most residents try to stay off the road during the event, the road is still open to cars. This is the only road for many locals to get to town, please try to be courteous to them during the cycle.
2018 Vendor Schedule
Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018