Bicycle Tour of Omaha’s Community Gardens Sunday
Popular “Tour de Garden” Returns to Metro Area
Sunday morning (September 5, 2021) dozens of people will take a 16 mile bicycle tour of many of Omaha’s finest community gardens. The Tour de Garden bike ride starts at 9:00 a.m. at Ted & Wally’s in Benson (6023 Maple Street) and includes stops and refreshments at each community garden along the route.
Participants are encouraged to wear a bike helmet and always obey all rules of the road! This is a free ride, with no specific route required. The group leaving Ted & Wally’s will try to stay together, but because there are many hills, a map will be available so all participants can take their time and go to gardens of their choice, at their own pace, by bicycle or other mode of travel.
“Community gardens are well known for providing space for people to gather and grow fresh, healthy food,” said ride organizer Sarah Johnson. “Like bicycling, the benefits of being physically active and active in a community endeavor like these are great and varied.”
Twelve different gardens are on the Tour de Garden route include City Sprouts; Dundee Community Garden; Big Muddy Urban Farm; Gifford Park Community Garden; Big Garden; Global Roots; Healing Roots; UNO Community Gardens; and Omaha Permaculture.
The ride will conclude at the Benson Community Garden (1302 North 60th Street) with music, light snacks, and root beer floats.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2040919716059594
Suggested Group Ride Route: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1669914?units=miles
The ride is sponsored in part by Mode Shift Omaha – a nonprofit transportation advocacy organization that was founded in 2011 by a group of engaged citizens passionate about improving transportation equity in Omaha, Nebraska.