Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour

Sunday, September 23, 2018

 

Save the Date! The 8th annual Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour returns Sunday, September 23.

With over 400 farms and some of the most stunning & abundant agricultural lands in the province, and it only gets better when you can explore it on two wheels!

The Comox Valley Farm Tour allows cyclists of all skill levels and ages to experience the countryside of the region, as they discover the incredible array of farms. Meet local growers and sample fresh produce from the fields. Pick your pleasure — visit as many Tour Stops as you like and go at your own pace on this self-guided adventure.

Farm Cycle Tour Start / Check-in Location:

To be announced

Need to rent or tune up your bike?

Contact one of our local bike shops:


Other Cycling Events in 2018

july

22jul11:00 am6:00 pmIsland Cup Race DH #2Mount WashingtonCategory:Biking

august

02aug6:30 pmThursday Night Race SeriesMount WashingtonCategory:Biking

09aug6:30 pmThursday Night Race SeriesMount WashingtonCategory:Biking

11aug9:00 am2:30 pmChef on a Bike: Vegan & VinoLocals RestaurantCity / Area:CourtenayCategory:Biking,Food

16aug6:30 pmThursday Night Race SeriesMount WashingtonCategory:Biking

19aug9:00 am3:00 pmSimon's Cycle YANA Ride 2018Comox Marina ParkCategory:Biking,Entertainment

23aug6:30 pmThursday Night Race SeriesMount WashingtonCategory:Biking

30aug6:30 pmThursday Night Race SeriesMount WashingtonCategory:Biking

september

09sep8:00 am2:00 pm5TH ANNUAL PETITE FONDORoyal LepageCategory:Biking

15sep9:00 am5:00 pmSteve Smith Memorial BC Cup FinalsMount WashingtonCity / Area:Mount WashingtonCategory:Biking,Entertainment

16sep9:00 am5:00 pmSteve Smith Memorial BC Cup FinalsMount WashingtonCity / Area:Mount WashingtonCategory:Biking,Entertainment

23sep10:00 am4:00 pmComox Valley Farm Cycle TourComox Valley Exhibition GroundsCity / Area:CourtenayCategory:Biking,Food

 


 

More Weekend Culinary Events

To be announced

 

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Participating Farms

Stay tuned for more participating farms, wineries, breweries and distilleries!

40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery
2400 Anderton Road, Comox
Website

40 Knots produces clean wines from biodynamic grapes grown here in the Comox Valley. Our wines are crafted by a Master Wine Maker with little to no intervention to bring you full natural flavors using traditional methods. Enjoy a complimentary tasting and if time permits take a stroll in our interpretive trail. Tastings will be offered in our covered vineyard terrace for the cyclists. We look forward to greeting you on your tour.

Included: Farm Tour and Product Tasting
For Sale: wine, local food items, gifts, and our own vino-care skin line.

Washroom facilities available

Amara Farm
2641 Kirby Road, Courtenay
Website

Set on an idyllic 26 acre farm, Amara Farm offers cyclists some insight on the workings of an active market garden. Participants will be able to see new plantings of fall/winter plants, tour the garlic drying area, and see how seed saving happens on the farm with hands-on demonstrations of seed cleaning equipment

Included: Farm Tour, Demonstration
For Sale: Snacks, drinks, produce, and our famous garlic scape jam

Washroom facilities available

Berry Best Farm
2156 Coleman Road, Courtenay
Website

We are a family run, organic berry and vegetable farm located in the beautiful Comox Valley. The majority of our produce is sold at our farm stand, which is open everyday all summer. We will provide farm tours throughout the day and our farm stand will be open with fresh, local produce available for sale.

Included: Farm Tour
For Sale: berries, vegetables, local baking, fruit from the Okanagan, and other local goodies!

Blue Haven Farm
2046 Idiens Way, Comox
Website

Comox Valley’s local blueberry farm for over 25 years! Come down to our friendly, family run farm and pick your own blueberries! We offer three different varieties, in season from July to early September. Our farm stand and ice cream parlour offers pre-picked and frozen blueberries, our very own blueberry ice cream, blueberry sundaes, and a great selection of Island Farms hard and soft ice cream. We also make the best frozen yogurt in town, with real fruit ground in right in front of you. Enjoy a relaxing time picking blueberries or bring the kids down to teach them how their blueberries are grown. Then finish off your visit with our famous blueberry ice cream!

Included: Farm Tour, Product Tasting
For Sale: Blueberry ice cream, blueberry frozen yogurt and 5lb frozen blueberry bags.

Washroom facilities available

Clever Crow Farm
7911 Island Highway, Black Creek
Website

Clever Crow is an intensive Market Garden style Farm. We specialize in growing Salad Greens and Herbs. We also grow lots of other veggies too. We started our business making sea salt from our clean ocean water and branched into creating popular spice blends and salted caramels. We also raise muscovy ducks for eggs and meat and chickens too! You may be lucky and catch a glimpse of packs of baby ducklings free ranging. We’ll have some soups for you to try, as well as some bread and salad. We look forward to welcoming cyclists on our farm.

Included: Farm Tour, Product Tasting
For Sale: sea salts, spice blends, produce, and an array of more goodies. We take cash and credit card.

Washroom facilities available

Paradise Plants Garden Centre
2480 Hardy Road, Courtenay
Website

We will have picnic tables for your lunch break, water available for your bottles and a self guided tour of our hedge maze and garden centre. If weather permits there may still be berries available in our u-pick blueberry fields. Last year we made ‘healthy chocolate chip’ cookies that were free to all cyclists.

Included: Farm Tour
For Sale: garden centre products, gift ware, cold drinks, honey.

Washroom facilities available

Wayward Distillation House
2931 Moray Ave, Courtenay
Website

Wayward is a craft distillery making small batch Vodkas, Gins, Rum, Liqueurs, and Infusions all from 100% BC Honey. Stop by our tasting room for complimentary samples and some great conversation about what we do! Stay awhile and enjoy a cocktail or two.

Included: Product Tasting
For Sale: bottles of all our spirits, barware, cocktail fixings, and Wayward t-shirts.

Washroom facilities available

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Featured Hotels

Book your overnight stay at one of these participating Courtenay accommodation properties!

All rates are based on double occupancy, taxes extra, subject to availability.

Old House Hotel & Spa 
1-888-703-0202

This west coast inspired boutique hotel is committed to offering great value. Located just blocks away from downtown Courtenay and features a year round outdoor pool, hot tub fitness centre and Spa.

Crown Isle Resort
1-888-338-8439

Surrounded by several acres of green landscape with Beaufort Mountain Range views, this Courtenay resort features a championship golf course as well as on site dining at the Timberoom Bar and Grill. What better way to recover after a long days ride than to soak in our luxury One Bedroom King Jacuzzi Suites.

Anco Inn
1-250-334-2451

The Anco Motel is a well established locally owned and operated company that has been in business for more than 10 years.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1-778-225-0010

Stay smart at the award winning Holiday Inn Express and Suites, come see why we are constantly rated number one on TripAdvisor. We offer a hot complimentary breakfast buffet each morning, pool, hot tub and the Comox Valley’s only in-hotel waterslide. Close proximity to local restaurants and scenic airpark walkway.

Best Western, The Westerly Hotel & Convention Centre
1-800-668-7797

Located in the heart of the Comox Valley, this full-service hotel offers premier event facilities near world class skiing and golf.

Travelodge Courtenay
1-250-334-4491

The Travelodge Courtenay is conveniently located next to shopping, restaurants and movie theatre.

Comox Valley Inn & Suites
1-800-811-5955

Comox Valley Inn is located in the center of Courtenay, the heart of the Comox Valley.

River Heights Motel
1-888-873-7022

Located within minutes walk from the Airpark, which boasts its beautiful walking trail along the Courtenay river way. Two bedroom suites and rooms with kitchens available.

Cona Hostel
1-877-490-2662

The Cona Hostel, aptly named with Strathcona Park outside its back door, is situated in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.


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