Worth Knowing: Tour de Taste is coming next weekend - September 9

Photo by Rob Bossi

It's that crazy time at the end of the summer when it's not quite the end of summer and you're still trying to fit everything summer in. It's that time of year that's on the cusp of schools starting, college kids packing up, starting to think about cooler weather and all things fall. But thankfully it's also time for the Tour de Taste.

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So get your bike out and get ready to use it on the 8th annual Tour de Taste sponsored by the Upper Valley Trails Alliance. It's your chance to enjoy a scenic, pedaling picnic through the Connecticut River Valley. Enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Along the way you will meet local food producers and community members at food stops as you taste the delicious harvest bounty from local farms and restaurants. 

Choose one of three routes: the family-friendly Lake Morey Loop (6 miles), the Classic Loop (21 miles), or the River Road Extension designed for advanced riders (31 miles). The routes are well-described on the registration page (see below) and you will be asked to select your route when registering. Please choose carefully as you may not change your route the day of the ride! 

Registration is required and includes detailed route maps, directions, support vehicles, and, of course, an incredible menu of locally-produced foods!

2018 food stops included:

Carpenter and MainBase Camp CafeKing Arthur FlourTensen Farm,The Lyme InnThe Local BuzzAriana's RestaurantLou's BakeryTrailbreak Taps & TacosStrafford Organic CreameryBolocoThe Skinny Pancake, Riverview FarmGarfield's SmokehousePoverty Lane OrchardsThistle Hill Farm, Blue Sparrow Kitchen, Co.

Want to ride for free? Consider volunteering! There are loads of volunteer opportunities available for the Tour. If you would like to volunteer and ride, please sign up using the "volunteer" ticket type.

Register by September 8, 2018 here.

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