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Your Guide to the Slow Food Cycle 2015

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The Slow Food Cycle returns to Pemberton on Sunday August 16 and looks set to be better than ever.

The ride, which celebrates food, farmers and biking, is the perfect way to get outside and enjoy what Pemberton is all about. Have fun with friends, take in the sights and enjoy the incredible local food, all while biking through the town!

The ride

The ride takes place up and down the Pemberton Meadows road. It is 50 kilometres in total, but you are free to do as much or as little as you want and completely at your own pace – it’s the slow food cycle after all!

As you ride along the road there are stalls set up so you can visit farmers and vendors as you ride. Here you can purchase food, crafts and much more.

Taking place between 9am and 3pm participants are encouraged to visit as many vendors as they want to and get a real ‘taste’ of Pemberton. To avoid line-ups on the day you can pre-register for the eventHERE. 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.

See the route here:

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The food

There is a huge range of food available at the ride – expect to see all your Pemberton favourites.

The idea of this event is to meet the farmers and experience the true organic food right on your doorstep. Each vendor has a story to tell and it is a great experience to be involved in.

Be sure to go hungry as there is so much to choose from, whether you want fresh fruit, veggies, or some delicious treats. It’s so much better than going to the shop and you can see exactly where your food has come from!

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.

For more information on the Slow Food Cycle check out the Tourism Pemberton website.