Hop On: Growing Green Bike Tour

If any two things are going to turn Philadelphia into the country’s Green Giant, it’s bicycles and gardening. On Saturday, May 15, they come together for the Growing Green Bike Tour—a bicycle exploration of urban gardens and food systems. The tour, a collaboration between the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, City Harvest Growers Alliance (CHGA) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will raise money to buy bike trailers for CHGA farmers.

The day begins at 2 p.m. at Our Front Garden and Liberty Lands Community Garden in Northern Liberties. The brigade will then head north, landing first at the Teens for Good Garden, then at The Village of Arts and Humanities, and finally ending up at Emerald Street Farm in Kensington. At each of the three stops, bikers will learn about the exciting ways these projects are seeking to create access to locally-grown food. Bikers will also sample dishes made using ingredients pulled straight out of the gardens they're visiting.

Click here to register. Don’t forget to bring a helmet!

May 15, 2-5 pm, 8 miles. Tour begins at Our Front Garden and Liberty Lands Community Garden in Northern Liberties (N. Front Street and Fairmount Ave.). Entry Fee is $15; $5 off for Bicycle Coalition members. Contact Nisha Mitchell with questions about registration at 215-242-9253 x4 or nisha@bicyclecoalition.org. Contact Nic Esposito with questions about the event at 267-968-5426 or nesposito@pennhort.org.