"If we can bike to meet our farmer, we can bike to the grocery store!"

Bike Library Farm Cycle
Bike Library Farm Cycle

  • 3 ROUTES TO CHOOSE FROM

    14 mile Cherry Tomato

    14 miles of pavement and trail with a short stretch of grass we'll be taking to get onto Historic Poor Farm.


    9-10am: Start with Check-in, breakfast bites & coffee at the Bike Library.


    11-1pm: Bike to Johnson Co. Historical Poor Farm. Meet farmers and take a tour of The Global Food Project & GROW: Johnson County.


    On the Farm: Eat farm to table good from THREE incredible chefs from Iowa City. All local cuisine is included in your ticket price. 


    4-7pm: since the Cherry Tomato Route is shorter, you'll have time after the Historical Poor Farm to get home and then join us back at Big Grove Brewery for the post ride fiesta. Included in your ticket price is a beer ticket and tasting at Big Grove.


    New to cycling, organized rides, or would simply prefer to ride less but still have a great time? We planned this route with beginners & families in mind. Please consider whether you child is up for a 14mi. ride. Alternatively, you could haul your kid/s if your set up for it. 


    Do not wait until the day before the ride to figure out kid related riding. Get your kids rig/hauler/trailer set up a well in advance and take a test ride to make sure everything works properly.

    22 mile Kale-yea! Route

    20 miles of pavement and trail plus 2 miles of gravel.


    9-10am: Start with Check-in, breakfast bites & coffee at the Bike Library.


    11-1pm: Bike to Johnson Co. Historical Poor Farm. Meet farmers and take a tour of The Global Food Project & GROW: Johnson County.


    On the Farm: Eat farm to table good from THREE incredible chefs from Iowa City. All local cuisine is included in your ticket price. 


    1-3pm: Just 3 miles past the 1st Farm stop is a boundless venue and farm for agricultural and culinary celebration. Walker Homestead & Muddy Miss Farms. 


    Free wine tasting, wood-fired local treats by Provender, in an oh so relaxing setting. Tour the farms, check out the new pigs and the progress on a new barn. 


    4-7pm: since the Cherry Tomato Route is shorter, you'll have time after the Historical Poor Farm to get home and then join us back at Big Grove Brewery for the post ride fiesta. Included in your ticket price is a beer ticket and tasting at Big Grove.

    40 mile Beet-it-Up Route

    20 miles of pavement and trail plus 20 miles of gravel grinding. Want an extra challenge/need some extra miles? A little extra treat for those who make this trek.


    9-10am: Start with Check-in, breakfast bites & coffee at the Bike Library.


    11-1pm: Bike to Johnson Co. Historical Poor Farm. Meet farmers and take a tour of The Global Food Project & GROW: Johnson County.


    On the Farm: Eat farm to table good from THREE incredible chefs from Iowa City. All local cuisine is included in your ticket price. 


    1-3pm: Just 3 miles past the 1st Farm stop is a boundless venue and farm for agricultural and culinary celebration. Walker Homestead & Muddy Miss Farms. 


    Free wine tasting, wood-fired local treats by Provender, in an oh so relaxing setting. Tour the farms, check out the new pigs and the progress on a new barn. 


    4-7pm: since the Cherry Tomato Route is shorter, you'll have time after the Historical Poor Farm to get home and then join us back at Big Grove Brewery for the post ride fiesta. Included in your ticket price is a beer ticket and tasting at Big Grove.