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Offline PeddlePusher

Biking for Local Food
« on: April 21, 2010, 02:27:57 pm »
Hello, I am planing a bike trip across the country, starting in Oregon.  My mission is to ride the entire trip while eating as much locally sourced food as possible.  I am hoping to promote alternative modes of transportation as well as to promote local food.  I will be starting in Cannon Beach, Oregon on June 22nd and will follow the Columbia/Washington/Oregon boarder through Idaho Hwy 12 into Missoula, to Bozeman, south through YNP, into Colorado before heading East, ultimately ending in D.C.

If anyone in the Rocky Mountain region would like to join me on a leg of the trip, me and my riding partner would love company!  Also if anyone knows of cool farms/farmers that I should visit along the way please let me know. 

Also, we would appreciate suggestions on where to stay.  Right now we are planing on stopping in Missoula, Helena, Bozeman, West Yellowstone in Montana, Jackson, Pinedale and Rock Springs in Wyoming, Vernal Utah, Craig, Steamboat Springs, Silverthorn and Pueblo in Colorado.
 
Thanks for the input!

Charlie

Offline geo jon

Re: Biking for Local Food
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 03:52:44 pm »
Sounds like a great ride.  I too am hoping to draw on local food as much as possible during my trip this summer.  I'll be going the opposite direction so I wouldn't be able to join you. 

Have you scanned localharvest.org for farms/markets/produce stands along your route?  You could also look for WWOOF farms at www.wwoof.org to keep your panniers full of good fresh veggies during townless stretches...they may make you work for it though!

Offline whittierider

Re: Biking for Local Food
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 04:29:19 pm »
Sounds like a good plan.  But, uh, PeddlePusher, did you mean to spell your screen name that way?  "Peddling" means selling, especially door-to-door, whereas "pedaling" means operating the pedals.