KEESEVILLE | The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and Bike Adirondacks have announced the route and farm stops for this year’s Bike the Barns — a half-day bicycle tour that engages participants with North Country farms and the region’s local food movement.
The 25-mile road cycling route will take riders to farms and other agricultural points of interest in the Ausable and Champlain Valleys of northern New York State.
Set during the height of the region’s fall foliage season on Saturday, Oct. 7, the morning ride will begin at Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville, continue to the Babbie Rural Farm and Learning Museum and Northern Orchard in Peru. and cross over the scenic Ausable Chasm to stops at Mace Chasm Farm and North Country Creamery in Keeseville. The ride will end back at the brewery with a celebration of live music, local food and drink and more.
“Last year, Bike the Barns visited small Champlain Valley farms that were established within the last 15 years,” said ANCA Local Food System Director Adam Dewbury. “This year riders will stop at a third-generation orchard and a museum devoted to teaching about farming in the 19th and early 20th centuries. This ride will highlight some of our region’s deep roots in agriculture.”
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