In a new spotlight feature we will be looking at what makes Pemberton such a great place to live. We’ll be exploring everything from the neighbourhoods, to the community, to festivals and events.
This week we’re looking at the Slow Food Cycle, which takes place in August every year and combines cycling with a love of food and locally sourced produce.
What is it?
The Slow Food Cycle is a 50km bike ride up and down the Pemberton Meadows with food stops along the way. Participants are free to ride as much or as little as they want, and stop wherever they want – it’s the slow food cycle after all!
The aim is connect people to their food, each other, and the land. It is about enjoying local food and meeting new people.
Participants can visit 15 farms and businesses along the ride, all offering a range of local produce, along with drinks, crafts, arts, jewellery and more!
Be sure to go to the event hungry as there is so much to choose from, whether you want fresh fruit, veggies, or some delicious treats. If you choose to ride all the way to the Village there is also the usual Sunday Farmer’s Market taking place with even more produce to choose from.
Where is it?
The ride takes place along the Pemberton Meadows and starts at the site of the old Community Centre. You can find all the details for this year’s event HERE.
It usually starts at 9am and runs until 3pm giving you plenty of time to take in as many stops as you want and enjoy a relaxed pace.
As you cycle round you will find stalls set up along the way where you can purchase food and products, you can also visit farmers and vendors as you ride.
How to get involved
To get involved simply turn up with your bike and buy a ticket. Or, to avoid line-ups on the day you can pre-register for the event HERE. A single day pass is $5 and a family pass is $20 (two adults with children).
Riders should also bring their own water for the event along with their bike, sunscreen, a helmet and cash for purchases.