ESSEX — After a two-year hiatus, the Adirondack North Country Association will again host its recreational bicycle tour of North Country farms, local food businesses and agricultural landscapes. The regional economic development nonprofit has announced this year’s Bike the Barns will take place in New York’s Champlain Valley on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The one-day bike ride will start and finish at the Hub on the Hill, a food processing and distribution hub and retail store in Essex. and include farm tours at Reber Rock Farm and Echo Farm, also in Essex, and Juniper Hill Farm in Wadhams. Supported by BikeADK, a Saranac Lake-based company that specializes in regional bicycle events, Bike the Barns will feature additional points of interest, a finish line celebration with local food and live music, and other opportunities to engage with the Adirondack North Country’s local food movement.
“We’re glad to be bringing Bike the Barns back this year and look forward to celebrating our region’s dynamic food and farming scene with new and returning riders,” said Adam Dewbury, director of ANCA’s local food system program. “We’ve been getting so much positive feedback from farmers and community members who were curious if ANCA would host Bike the Barns again. We’re excited to welcome cyclists of all levels who want to engage more deeply with some of our local food producers.”
Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.