September 29, 2019 8:00am – 4:00pm
This year’s event begins and ends at Tucker Farms, a fifth generation family-owned and operated potato farm on the north slope of the Adirondack Mountains, twenty miles north of Lake Placid.
The fourth annual Bike the Barns, hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), is a fully supported recreational road cycling tour supporting the rich agricultural movement of the North Country. This one-day experience will feature farm tour stops staged along the route where you can personally connect with the local food revolution.
The event will offer different route options, ranging from about 10 miles to about 75 miles, to suit individual riders’ abilities and preferences. Each route will bring cyclists past mountain views and agricultural landscapes and include rest stops at a variety of farms including vegetable, dairy and livestock operations, where farmers will lead tours throughout the day.
The finish line celebration with feature a local food meal, local beverages and live music at Tucker Farms. The Great Adirondack Corn Maze, an annual offering at Tucker’s, will be open for participants to explore.
All proceeds are used to support local farms and a portion of every rider’s event fee will go directly into the FarmShare fund, which helps support and promote a sustainable and equitable regional food system.
64 Hobart Road
Gabriels, NY 12939
Phone: (518) 637-1230