The 20th annual Morris Farm Tour de Farms is Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cyclists and food lovers can bike through the rolling Midcoast countryside while supporting local farmers and producers. The tour offers 17-, 46-, and 58-mile rides and optional stops at farms, orchards and creameries. Riders sign up through the Morris Farm website.
Experienced riders will enjoy the beautiful, but challenging 58- and 46-mile routes. These rides begin at Morris Farm – 156 Gardiner Road (Route 27) in Wiscasset. The 17-mile family ride, which begins and ends at Sheepscot General Store, is perfect for families with older children. It begins at 10 a.m.
The rest stops include Dragonfly Cove Farm, Goranson’s Sheepscot General Store, Bailey’s Orchard, Fuzzy Udder Creamery, Chase Farm Bakery, Hamilton Farm and Barred Owl Creamery, and Oxbow Brewery. Volunteers at each stop will courier cyclists’ purchases back to the Morris Farm.
After the ride, the Morris Farm will hold a barbecue featuring foods grown and made locally, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Non-riders are welcome to attend, too, and can also sign up through the Morris Farm website.
All proceeds from the ride benefit the Morris Farm Trust’s community programming.