Slow Food Cycle Sunday Route
Photo by Dave Steers
2016 SFCS Event Day Registration
- Where: Pemberton Meadows Road at the location of the old Pemberton Community Centre. Look for School District 48's Bus Garage and Playing Fields just north west of the Village of Pemberton.
- When: 9 AM to 2 PM
- Cost: $5 per person / $20 per family
2016 SFCS Route Details
The twelfth annual Slow Food Cycle Sunday presented by Pemberton Valley Supermarket takes place from 9 AM to 3 PM on August 21, 2106 in Pemberton, British Columbia. Each year the route starts in the Village of Pemberton and extends into the Pemberton Meadows.
NEW - Road Closure for a Safer Event!
This year, in the interest of participant safety, Pemberton Meadows Road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 10am – 2pm on Sunday, August 21 for the Slow Food Cycle Sunday event. The road will remain open for slow moving farm vehicles.
From 9am-10am and from 2pm-3pm, the road will be shared by vehicle traffic and bike traffic. The speed limit along Pemberton Meadows Road will be reduced to 30 km/hr. Please share the road and respect each other’s goals to ensure a fun and safe day for all.
How Long Does It Take?
Depending on how fast (or slow) you ride expect to take a least one hour to ride the route from the Village of Pemberton to the last vendor location and another hour or more to get back from the vendor location furthest from the event starting point to the Village of Pemberton. And plan time for stops along the way! Of course, you don't have to ride the entire route. Your ride can take several hours depending on a wide variety of factors. Read on more for details.
More Important SFCS Details
- Registration opens at 9 AM and closes at 2 PM. It's best to pre-register for the event via EventBrite. The event begins at the location of the "old" Pemberton Community Centre. Look for the Event Registration tents just north of the School District 48's Bus Garage and in the parking lot area next to the Playing Fields just north west of the Village of Pemberton. (See the Route Map located at the bottom of this page for more details.)
- Riders may begin throughout the day, setting their own pace as they ride along the Pemberton Meadows Road from farm to farm and back to the village. The entire day runs from 9 AM to 3 PM, but each rider will choose how long or short to make their day.
- The entire route is approximately 50 kilometres / 31 miles. You head out on Pemberton Meadows Road (see the map, below) and back again as you feel able and willing. This is a self-paced day. You can ride at your own pace as fast (or slow!) and as far (or not) as you like along this road up and back to Pemberton Village. You do not need to ride the entire 50 kilometres / 31 miles.
- This is not a race. A leisurely 50 kilometre / 31 mile ride could take between 3 and up to 7 hours, depending on how many farms you stop at, how long you rest at each one, and whether you go the entire 50 kilometre / 31 mile distance. Please take a look at the map (below) and plan your route in advance.
- Each farm opens to the public, and food is part of the day. However, there is no guarantee of food at any stop. You need to bring your own water and snacks to be certain to stay hydrated and fueled. That said, this event is known for its incredible food. The earlier you arrive, the better chance you have of enjoying delicious food.
What to Bring
- Bring a bike helmet, food and water, and some cash for purchases.
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable bike riding clothes are also highly recommended.
- If you have bike panniers or a basket for your bike or a bike trailer bring those too to carry anything you purchase along the way.
2016 Slow Food Cycle Sunday Route Map *
*Vendors and locations subject to change
2016 Slow Food Cycle Sunday Vendor List
A Big Thank You to Our 2016 Partners
» Check out 10 Tips to Enjoy the Slow Food Cycle Sunday.