August 13, 2014

This Just In: “In British Columbia, Slow Food by Bike”

I’m posting this because it just came in on an alert from the New York Times.  Yes, that counts.

In Transit: A Guide to Intelligent Travel

In Pemberton, British Columbia, cycling is the new golf, said the president of Tourism Pemberton, David MacKenzie. In the small valley community, about two and a half hours north of Vancouver, there are more bikes per capita than cars or children….

Pemberton’s Slow Food Cycle Sunday, now in its 10th year, has grown from a small grassroots gathering to promote local agriculture into an event expected to attract more than 4,000 cyclists….

The Aug. 17 tour is a 31-mile (50-kilometer) round trip ride that takes cyclists on a “fairly structured” self-paced jaunt from downtown Pemberton through the region’s farmland to visit and sample produce from about 20 vendors …

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