Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

 

 

 

Family Friendly Event

Saturday July 25th

www.fraservalleycycletours.com

The leisurely self-guided Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour provides an educational and culinary experience exploring many farms; some that are open to the public for this day only!

The tour gives you a rare chance to meet the farmers,  learn about agriculture, and pick up fresh produce in the spectacular Fraser Valley.  The cycle tour is approximately 25km along flat public roadways.  Start and finish your slow cycle any time between 9am-4pm.

Please bring cash as most farmers are unable to accept credit cards.

Agassiz - Harrison Museum | The museum is housed in the original Canadian Pacific Railway Station built in 1893, making it one of the oldest existing wooden stations in British Columbia www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org

Agassiz - Community Gardens | Crops are grown following basic principles of organic gardening in an environmental responsible and sustainable way.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Research Centre | Highlights will include a cake cutting, ice cream, samples of fresh berries, and opportunities to learn about plants, soils, bugs, and more!

Cabin Fever Country | We welcome Kim Duncan, of Cabin Fever Collectibles, (or better known as the amazing fudge maker) to this year's Cycle Tour.

Farmhouse Natural Cheeses | After sampling, be sure to buy some cheeses to take home or, gelato and cold drinks to refresh you for the rest of the tour. www.farmhousecheeses.com

Golden Eagle Farm | This sustainable Coho farm is supplying a wholesome fresh salmon year round for its customers to enjoy. Come learn all about raising fish on land.

Hammersly Farms | Our family specializes in bringing you spray-free raspberries and blueberries in season, as well as jams, berry sauces and viniagrettes. www.hammerslyfarms.com

Honeyview Farms | It is a great honor to have Honeyview farm participate in the Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour.  Honeyview farm is the largest apiary in BC, with hives located in the Fraser Valley and Northern Alberta.  www.honeyviewfarm.ca

Prospera Credit Union | As lead sponsor of the Fraser Valley Farms Cycle Tours, Prospera will be giving away free seeded paper so everyone can grow and enjoy their own fresh herbs at home.  More info: www.prospera.ca

Sparkes Corn | Sparkes corn is picked fresh and delivered directly from our fields to our convenient drive-thru stands daily, ensuring it comes to you ripe, fresh, and full of flavour! We guarantee it!  www.chilliwackcorn.com

Tasty Chicken | Cycle by and feel free to wander and enjoy our reclaimed wetlands. On the menu this year: BBQ chicken, roasted vegetables and lavendar mint ice tea. Also with ice cream, smoothies and lemon loaf slices.  www.tastychicken.ca

The Back Porch | Lynda has been a full time potter for the last 30 years and a willow basket maker for over 20 years, so be sure to check out the studio and showroom.  Dan is a full time artisan coffee roaster, offering certified organic and origin coffees. He works with an antique Royal #5 roaster dating from 1919 and there’s always coffee on.

Yangbing Family Farm | Yangbing Family Farm has returned again this year with their pea shoot farm. Enjoy different ways to prepare pea shoots or just relax in the shade of their trees.

UBC Dairy & Research Centre | Did you know that calves are smart animals that can be potty trained? Or that cows are more active when they are ready for breeding?  Are you curious about how technology can be used to detect ill animals and those close to calving or breeding?  Research at the Dairy Centre is providing information for dairy cattle farmers worldwide.”  www.landfood.ubc.ca/dairy_centre

Miellie Meadows Organics | Miel, Claus, Sage and Jade welcome you to our first year on the Agassiz Cycle Tour.  We are excited to share our certified organic products and produce and chat about organic and sustainable agriculture.  Enjoy the natural beauty of the farm while munching on a rosepetal shorbread by the pond, or sipping one of our homemade refreshments including Kombucha tea.

Hoogendorn’s | This family farm milks over 200 Holstein cows.  This stop allows visitors a rare glimpse into how milk is produced, and shows the large, modern clean facilities in which the cows live, decked out with all kinds of features to enhance cow comfort.

Mother's Day Menu

Harrison Hot Springs Mother's Day Menu

 

 

 

 

 

Shoreline Tours - 604-796-3123 | A 2 hour boat cruise with “breathtaking scenery, waterfalls and amazing natural rock formations are all part of the Harrison Lake Tour...”

Harrison Resort & Spa - 604-796-224 | The Hot Springs Spa that Heals All Health and Wellness Emerges from within at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Using the mineral springs as a source of inspiration and energy, our Healing Springs Spa features a menu of stress-relieving, immune-system-boosting, energy-building and rebalancing treatments that open your eyes to the true bliss that comes from feeling alive and well.

Ramada Spa Treatments or Romance Packages - 604-796-5555 | "Our mission is to take care of you, our guest, to listen to you, to nurture you, relax and to help you look and feel your best whilst using the finest natural and organic ingredients possible."

The Pretty Estate Resort - 604-796-1000 | Sandpiper - Sandpiper is heralded as one of British Columbia’s best resort courses, is renowned for its adventure packages, and, is consecutively, voted by the province as the #1 golf course in the Fraser Valley. Rowena's Inn on the River - Time stands still from the moment you catch your breathe. Secluded on a 160-acre waterfront estate, Rowena's Inn on the River is a grand, English-style manor that was converted into a boutique. Special Occasion Brunches - We are known for our Special Occasion Buffet Brunches! Mother's Day brunch, served between 10am and 2pm.

BC Sport Fishing Group - 604-796-3345 | Sturgeon fishing holidays in BC offer one of the most popular guided sport fishing experiences that can be found anywhere.  Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River and Harrison River provide calm water sport fishing year round.

Biking on Country Roads | Harrison Hot Springs offers some of the finest biking to be found in the Fraser Valley. At Harrison's doorstep the fertile farmland of Agassiz provides kilometer of beautiful scenery and wonderful country roads. Best of all it is all flat. Check out the maps on our website or stop into the information center for a Circle Farm Tour Map.

Slow food cycle tour 2013 - agassiz

Slow Food Cycle Tour 2013 - Agassiz

 

 

 

 

This summer, join us in the Fraser Valley for two family-friendly Slow Food Cycle Tours. Agassiz’s 7th annual Cycle Tour Agassiz will be held on Saturday, July 27th and Chilliwack’s 5th Cycle Tour will be held on Sunday July 30th.  It’s going to be a wonderfully s-l-o-w weekend!

Online Registration is now open!  Our cycle tours are increasingly popular so we encourage you to pre-register.  Participation will be limited to 1000 cyclists per tour to ensure the farmers are not overwhelmed and you and your friends and family have a quality experience.

The leisurely self-guided Slow Food Cycle Tours provide an educational and culinary experience exploring many farms; some that are open to the public for this day only!  The tours give a rare chance to meet the farmers and learn about agriculture in the spectacular Fraser Valley.

Support the Slow Food movement and our local Fraser Valley farmers.  Agassiz and Chilliwack will feature farms that are unique to their areas, so be sure to sign up for both cycle tours and spend the weekend at one of the comfortable Valley accommodations.  Each Cycle Tour is around 23km (give or take) and relatively flat.  And best of all, kids and youth 18 and under cycle for free.  There will be some free samples along the way and others will charge for food.  Be prepared to enjoy both!

To register visit www.slowfoodvancouver.com

Agassiz Tour Date: Saturday, July 27th, 2013. (Rain or shine)
Time: 9am - 4pm (arrive and leave at your leisure!)
Start location:  Registration is located at the Agassiz fairgrounds, 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz.

Spend the weekend! Enjoy great accommodations and romantic getaways in the area, from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort, to nearby Provincial and private campgrounds, to cozy bed-and-breakfasts.

A shopping shuttle service has been provided by Tourism Harrison and Limbert Mountain Farm. They collect your purchases from the farms and bring them back to the registration area for you to pick up.

Chilliwack Tour Date: Sunday July 28, 2013 (rain or shine)
Time: 9am - 4pm (arrive and leave at your leisure!)
Start Location:  Registration is located at the Tourism Chilliwack Visitor Centre, located off of Exit #116, in front of Heritage Park (the big red building) at 44150 Luckakuck Way.  Come early for breakfast (not included in cycling fee).

Cost:   Agassiz only - $15/person | Chilliwack only - $15/person

Visitor's Guide