Sunday August 18, 2013 – What a Day!
A few organizations deserve specific recognition for their contribution particularly the Pemberton Valley Supermarket, our main event sponsor. Their financial support allowed us to offer support to the open farms who put so much effort into welcoming the hoards of cyclists.
The volunteer Pemberton Search and Rescue are worth their weight in gold, and deserve piles of it.
Thanks as well to Race and Co., the Whistler Blackcomb enviroFund and Horizon Distributors: the volunteers were well-clad, well-fed and under cover.
The Village of Pemberton and Bettina Falloon ran a tight-ship registration area and the Bike Co. made sure everything rolled.
Rona, Sabre and Carney’s helped out with a few essentials.
Biggest gratitude to the open farms, and awed appreciation to the thousands of cyclists who made the journey.
Anna Helmer and Niki Vankerk.
Slow Food Cycle Sunday is:
Good for your carbon credits
A scenic bike ride on a flat, paved road
A sensory smorgasboard
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.
Thank you to Pemberton Valley Supermarket for your generous support.
The future of food is local!
Slideshow images provided by Dave Steers Photography