Picture a convivial citywide Spring event with cyclists fanning across Westside to Eastside, riding under fragrant pink canopies of cherry blossoms . . .
slow bike the blossoms
Owing to the huge success of the 2007 Slow Food Vancouver Agassiz Cycle Farm Tour, (400 cyclists!) the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival was inspired to partner with Slow Food Vancouver to create the Slow cycle tour event, Bike the Blossoms during the 4 week long festival.
It will be a self-guided tour where cyclists go at their leisure with family, friends and visitors while partaking of tasty food and drinks along breathtaking routes that include delicious eateries, and tasting or buying artisan foods from Fraser Valley farmers. Cyclists can see farmers’ displays, meet with them and hear their talks.
slow bike the blossomsThe idea of biking and eating s l o w l y fosters Slow Food’s philosophy of Good, Clean & Fair while bringing a very active, tasty, fun, and beautiful experiential awareness of our city. We want to have Vancouverites, Lower Mainland residents, our American neighbours, and new visitors, s l o w l y cycle, taste and discover Vancouver’s “other” unknown neighbourhoods that they normally would not experience.
City bike route maps highlighting boulevards of peak cherry blossom viewing will feature exceptional Slow Food selected refueling stops at eateries, bakeries, coffee and tea places as well as the featured farmers.
There will also be Treasure Hunts with prizes to die for. You will be sorry if you don’t join in at least one!
By registering and participating in Bike the Blossoms you will have the chance to win 1 of 2 tickets to Japan, courtesy of Japan Airlines!
DATE: SATURDAY APRIL 19, 2008
TIME: 9 am – 4 pm (this is not a race – start & finish when you like)
REGISTRATION: 9 am – 12 pm (prior online registration recommended)
START PLACE: VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN, 5251 Oak St.
west parking lot (parking on Oak & 37th streets only)
COST: FREE TO ALL
Official Website: http://www.slowfoodvancouver.com/index.php/BikeBlossoms/
Added by thegreenpages on March 25, 2008