The Agassiz Farms cycle tour takes place July 25.

Agassiz Cycle Tour 2015

The popular cycle tour is back with a new name, some new stops

Jessica Peters

Black Press

 

Agassiz farms are opening up to the public for one day this summer, for the annual Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour.

The tour is being hosted by Tourism Harrison and will take place on July 25. Twelve different businesses have signed on for the day-long event, in which cyclists are invited to tour the area on two wheels, visit farms and other locations, and learn a little more about where our food originates.

A 25-km flat route has been charted that will guide cyclists around town and through the more rural areas. It’s intended to be a family-friendly event, and has drawn out more than 900 cyclists in past years.

Normally there is also a cycle tour throughout Chilliwack, however, this year’s event only includes Agassiz.

There will be samples at many of the stops along the way, along with an opportunity to purchase items directly from the farmers themselves.

To make shopping and cycling a little easier, Tourism Harrison will be operating a shopping shuttle service. They will collect your items for you and meet you back at the registration booth at the end of the day with your purchases. By day’s end, cyclists will have had the chance to tour a pea shoot farm, sample fresh roasted coffee, explore local history and get up close and personal with local farm animals.

Registration is $10 per adult rider, with those under 18 riding for free.

Check in and registration is at the Agassiz Fitness/Activity Centre at 6660 Pioneer Avenue.

To learn more about the Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour, including a full list of what each stop has to offer, visit www.fraservalleycycletours.com.