Win Free Tickets to Ride Philly’s Urban Farms with Weavers Way


Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 27, 2013 — Bike enthusiasts with a love for farm-fresh food and a way with words are invited to enter a contest to win tickets to this year’s Urban Farms Bike Tour, Saturday. Sept. 7. Do you remember the first time you tasted an heirloom tomato? The moment you discovered kale was not only edible, but delicious?  Tell us about that moment in 40 words or less.

Two lucky (and articulate) locavore winners will be announced Friday, Aug. 30. See for details of the contest.

The daylong bike tour, now in its eighth year, provides an overview of Philadelphia’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods and inspiring interaction with Philadelphia’s pioneering urban farmers. It takes in 11 farms, located in Kensington, West, South and North Philadelphia, Roxborough and Germantown. Riders set out in the morning from Greensgrow Farms in Kensington and end up in the afternoon nearby at Philadelphia Brewing Company, where much-deserved refreshments will be served. Riders can choose from two routes, covering 29.3 miles and 21.4 miles. See for details.

Tickets are $35 online through Tuesday, Sept. 3, $45 after that and on the day of the ride (cash or check only at the door).

Proceeds go to Weavers Way Community Programs, our nonprofit dedicated to educating children about farming, healthy eating and community values. Sponsors and supporters include Clean CurrentsPhiladelphia Brewing Company andTees Delivered.