The Morris Farm Trust is celebrating its 20th annual Tour de Farms bike ride on Saturday, Sept. 14. There is a 15-mile Family Ride visiting farms in Whitefield. There are longer rides --- a Scenic Ride of 46 miles and Exploration Ride of 59 miles, visiting farms in Wiscasset, Whitefield and Newcastle. Registration is currently open at morrisfarm.org
The day starts at 8 a.m. at The Morris Farm, Wiscasset. Any purchases riders make at farms along the way will be taken back to the Morris Farm for them. Registration for riders includes an event shirt and barbecue lunch featuring local foods, at the Morris Farm, following the ride.
The Family ride is $30 for individual riders, but $85 flat fee for a family/group of three or more people. The Scenic and Exploration Rides are $80 for individuals and this year we’ve introduced a team flat- rate of $300 for four or more riders. Also new this year is a student rate of $25 for individual riders and a team rate of $90 for teams of four or more people. Friends of riders may join our after-ride barbecue for a donation of $15, without participating in the ride, itself.
The Morris Farm is both a working farm and an education resource for the communities of Midcoast Maine. A nonprofit, educational membership organization, the Morris Farm Trust promotes the values of sustainable agriculture and stewardship of the earth through education, demonstration and community involvement while enhancing food security in the greater midcoast area. All proceeds from the Tour de Farms benefit the Morris Farm Trust’s education programs.