Silicon Valley “Tour De Coop” Bike Tour of Chicken Coops & Urban Farms
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Silicon Valley Tour de Coop 202 — a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops and urban farms all over the Silicon Valley of California.
The eighth annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, bike ride and coop tour is taking place 9am – 4pm Saturday, May 21, 2022. This free, self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops and backyard urban homesteads, including honey bees, worm composting, and organic gardening, and, of course, chickens coops. Experienced coopsters will show off their coop handiwork while sharing their joy of raising chickens and the benefits of creating backyard ecosystems that support the residents as well as the planet.
Complete tour and registration information available on the SV Tour De Coop website at: http://www.tourdecoop.org
In addition to providing a fun, family friendly, bike ride and community building event, the organizers also hope to energize those “on the fence” to jump into the urban homesteading movement. As Michael Pollan says in his book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, “What we eat determines to a great extent the use we make of the world– and what is to become of it.” In a time when lists of ingredients are virtually unintelligible chemical names, raising chickens or bees, and gardening organically provides wholesome, fresh, nourishing food, as well as being a balm for the earth.
This year’s tour features a variety of coop tour routes, with individual city loops (5-10 miles) and a larger 50 plus mile loops including stops from San Jose to Menlo Park and every city in between. Participants, or “tourists” register for a limited number of reservations on Eventbrite and a few days prior to the tour receive a printable map showing the tour route. Full details are available at the Coop Tour website, http://tourdecoop.org.
So grab your bike, your friends, and family and join us on the Silicon Valley Tour de Coop! Find out for yourself how to reconnect to the great outdoors of your own backyard. Enjoy meeting your neighbors and making new friends while cruising between coops on bikes!
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For more information, contact Tour de Coop organizer Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (650) 793-0475.