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Hit the bike trail with Palmer Land Conservancy and friends for our first annual Bike the Bessemer event. This fun-filled and educational ride will showcase some of Pueblo County’s premier agricultural lands and important water resources. Your morning will include an easy 11-mile bike ride with stops at local farms and farm-stands where you will receive a behind-the-scenes look and learn directly from the farmers just how vital irrigation water is to 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, you’ll enjoy a delicious farm-to-table lunch featuring ingredients sourced directly from the farmers in Pueblo County. Your registration also includes a lunch program where we will showcase our partners and information about the on-the-ground innovative conservation work that Palmer is doing to preserve local agriculture.
Location: We will begin and end our ride at Vineland Methodist Church located on 36th Lane & South Road (1587 36th Lane - Pueblo, CO 81006)
Registration Begins: 7:30 a.m.
Tour departure: 8:00 a.m.
Tour concludes: 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and program: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The fine print: Bike helmets are required while on the ride. Please note that while this is a morning event, temperatures can still get hot, so please remember to bring a water bottle with you and stay well hydrated. You will have the opportunity to refill on the ride. While this is a relatively flat ride, we also recommend you be comfortable with the distance.
September 24, 2021 - September 24, 2022
1587 36th Lane