2023 Bike the Bessemer

Registration closes Friday, September 22, 2023.

Grab your bike and hit the trail with Palmer Land Conservancy for our third annual Bike the Bessemer event – a fun-filled and educational ride showcasing Pueblo County’s premier agricultural lands and important water resources.

With a brand new bike route, there will be something new for everyone whether you joined us last year or this is your first time saddling up with Palmer. Your morning will include an easy and enjoyable 12-mile bike ride with stops at local farms and farm-stands where you will receive a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their operations. While you’re there, purchase some fresh produce and we’ll shuttle it back to your car for you. Along the way, we will ride near the historic Bessemer Irrigation Ditch and learn about the importance of this critical water resource to maintaining Pueblo’s agricultural heritage.

After your ride, enjoy an Upslope Brewing beer or cold beverage and a delicious farm-to-table lunch featuring ingredients sourced directly from the farmers in Pueblo County, catered by Richard Warner, the founder of Bingo Burger. Your registration will include a farm-to-table lunch program.

Lunch will include:

  • Slow-roasted beets, Pueblo heirloom tomatoes, chèvre, candied pecans, raspberry and tarragon vinaigrette 
  • Martino Ranch meatballs, spicy bolognese, shaved parmesan
  • Vegetable lasagna, eggplant, summer squash, roasted peppers, basil pesto 
  • Fire-roasted Pueblo chile biscuits 
  • Palisade peach and mixed berry buckle with brown sugar chantilly cream 

For more information, please contact Astrid at [email protected].

Check out this blog for photo and more. 


September 30, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall

1144 S Aspen Rd, Pueblo, CO 81006

This is a rain-or-shine event and requires registration by September 23rd.  

Thank you to the Generous 2023 Bike the Bessemer Sponors

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Pueblo Water

The Nature Conservancy — Colorado

Visit Pueblo

R. Petritz Foundation

Become a sponsor of Bike the Bessemer 2023

Your sponsorship will support critical on-the-ground conservation - ensuring local food production, the vitality of agricultural lands, and the southern Colorado communities that they support. Learn more about becoming a sponsor here. 

September 30, 2023


1144 S. Aspen Road