Slow Food Cycle Sunday thanks the following people who helped make the 2012 event the very best yet, attended by over 4,000 bike riders:
- The open farms, farmers, producers and vendors who worked so hard to give the participants such a wonderful Pemberton experience
- all the volunteers who guaranteed smooth operation
- Jill Brooksbank and the Village of Pemberton
- Bettina Falloon, Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Gwen Elder, Vendor Co-ordinator
- James Whalen VCH, Holly Adems MOT, Ian Holl SLRD and the RCMP for the official support
- Lisa Ankeny and Ulla Clark who make us look really cool in our orange shirts and beautiful logo
- Pemberton Search and Rescue, looking after us all
- Whistler Blackcomb Enviro Fund for awesome signage and tent rental
- Sabre for the equipment
- Race and Co for their continued financial support
- The Bike Co- how many tires was that?
- Tessa Sweeny, Stephanie Matches and the Whistler Question for their annual pull-out, and the contributing writers: Simone MacIsaac, Niki Madigan, and Evelyn Coggins
- Mark Blundell, Kristin McLeod and PVSS for all that they do
- Horizon Distributors for the volunteer goodies
- all the riders who came out to share this special day
Join us next year - Sun August 18, 2013!
8AM-3PM | Register on event-day in the Village of Pemberton | Free to Ride
A celebration of food, farmers and the joys of biking, Slow Food Cycle Sunday Pemberton blows the fast-food drive-through away. A pedal-powered trip through the natural buffet that is Pemberton Meadows farmland, to meet local growers and sample produce fresh from the field. The World Watch Institute reports that the average food item eaten in North America has traveled 2500-4000 km from farm to table. The distance between good food and your table is as short as a 50km bike ride.
Slow Food Cycle Sunday is:
Good for your carbon credits
A scenic bike ride on a flat, paved road
A sensory smorgasboard
Please note that depending on the number of participants, you may arrive at a farm to find that the food has run out. Prepare for this by bringing along some snacks to sustain you. Do not rely on others to feed you: lesson number one.
The future of food is local!
Slideshow images provided by Dave Steers Photography