• Regional Advocacy

Bike the Barns

Bike the Barns is sold out but you can still support the FarmShare fund here.

If you would like to be put on a waiting list for the ride please email jvennie-vollrath@adirondack.org


October 1, 2017
Whallonsburg Grange
Essex, NY

Bike the Barns is a fully supported recreational road cycling tour supporting the rich agricultural movement of the North Country. This one-day Champlain Valley farm-by-bike experience will feature farm tour stops staged along the route where you can personally connect with the local food revolution. The agritourism experience culminates with a finish line local food celebration complete with a meal, beverages and live music. All proceeds will be used to support local farms and a portion of every rider's event fee will go directly into the FarmShare fund.

The FarmShare fund supports a vibrant regional food system that is healthy for our communities, our farms, and our environment. Our goal is to support initiatives that promote our region's farms and their products, including subsidizing CSA shares for low-income families.

We are excited to announce four new farm stop locations for this year's Bike the Barns, as well as one returning farm from last fall's inaugural ride. Riders will have the opportunity to stop at these farms, take a rest, meet the farmers and learn more about their work, their products and their passions. 

Thank you to our 2017 Bike the Barns sponsors for supporting local agriculture, small farms and rural communities in the Adirondack North Country. We are honored to have you on board!

Looking for a place to stay? These are some great options...

There's a ride for everyone!

At the day's end, join participating farms, riders and their families, and members of the community for a celebration of local agriculture and food, craft beverages and music.

Register by September 14th to secure a t-shirt. Registration will increase $20 on September 15th.

Bike the Barns is a casual bicycle tour that highlights and celebrates the agricultural diversity and locally-produced products of the North Country. Three clearly marked and fully supported route options are available starting with a family ride of 14 miles, a middle distance experience of 33 miles and the long route of 80 miles. Bicyclists will enjoy a riding route that celebrates...

This is not a race! Riders are encouraged to set their own pace, take in the scenery, visit with farmers and enjoy your local food and agriculture experience. Here, we provide recommended start times for the three route options and a general timeframe for when to expect certain activities to happen during your day. Non-rider friends, family and community members are welcome to join for the post-ride celebration with refreshments, music and dancing at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.