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4th Annual Bike Fresh, Bike Local Returning On September 25

A bottle of Victory Brewing's Summer Love Ale (photo by M. McClellan)

Last year, more than 600 riders participated in Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s annual Bike Fresh, Bike Local event. Designed to show off some of the area’s most gorgeous agricultural land, this ride gives cyclists an opportunity to explore the less-trafficked back roads of Chester County (and all for a good cause).

Each course starts and ends at Victory Brewing in Downingtown and participants can choose from 25, 50 and 75 mile rides. The rides get progressively more challenging as the mileage increases, so choose accordingly. All routes pass through Springton Manor Farm, a 300-acre parcel that was originally part of William Penn’s Manor and that has been in continual agricultural use for more than three centuries.

If you’re a late riser, make sure to note the times that each ride starts.

75 Mile Route – Registration opens at 7:00am
50 Mile Route – Registration opens at 8:30am
25 Mile Route – Registration opens at 10:30am

After your ride is over, you’ll be able to join fellow cyclists at Victory for generous spread of local foods, burgers and beer. Advanced registration is currently available now through September 19.

To see a detailed outline of each of the routes, click here. For a video that WHYY produced of last year’s event, click here. To register, click here.

Bike Fresh, Bike Local
When: Sunday, September 25
Where: Victory Brewing in Downingtown
Cost: $40 for advanced registration, $45 the day of the event
More info: www.pasafarming.org