Farm Cycle Tour approaches

A farm, food and cycling mecca, the Comox Valley is offering up a special treat again this summer.

A farm, food and cycling mecca, the Comox Valley is offering up a special treat again this summer.

Several of the local farms are opening their gates to cyclists, participating in the Farm Cycle Tour, to give a ‘behind the scenes’ experience in the farm‐to fork process with a chance to meet the farmer, explore the source of the produce and taste some fresh samples of their harvest before it goes to market or the restaurants.

Come rain or shine, the Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour will roll out three self-guided cycling routes on Aug. 11 and Aug. 12. Farms will open their gates to cyclists from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., giving visitors a rare chance to meet local producers and participate in farm tours, demonstrations and farm markets.

“This is our second year hosting the Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour,” said Willy vanKemenade, chair of the Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour and member of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition. “Based on its popularity last year we have extended it to two days this year and have partnered with local hotels to offer visitors fantastic weekend accommodation packages. Affordable bike rental options will also be available.”

The three self-guided cycling routes range from 18 km up to 58 km and include berry to dairy farms, wine tastings to heritage vegetables, sprouts to oysters, and the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market.

Back Road Bliss is a moderate cycling route open Aug. 11 that travels northward t visit a  number of interesting farms.

Rural Ramble is a shorter, family‐friendly route open on Saturday, Aug. 11 that visits farms in the Dove

Creek area. Bayviews is a moderate cycling route open Aug. 12 that visits farms from Royston to Fanny

Bay with gorgeous views of the Strait of Georgia.

Hosted by the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition and in partnership with the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market

Association, Comox Valley Farmers’ Institute and Discover Comox Valley, the cost to participate in the

Farm Cycling Tour is $15 per person per day, or $25 for both days. Kids under 15 ride for free!

For more information on the many participating Farms or to register for the Farm Cycling Tour, visit

— Comox Valley Cycling Coalition

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19 exposure at sixth Comox Valley school in past eight days

Island Health has posted an exposure alert at a sixth Comox Valley… Continue reading

Artist Sandra Meigs will be the next speaker in NIC’s online 2021 Artist Talk series, appearing virtually on Friday, March 5 at 1 pm. For the full schedule and link to attend the Artist Talk Online Series, visit (Photo: The Glass Ticker (2017) — 15’ X 9’ X 5’, wood, enamel, lights, aluminum, glass, automata. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.)
Celebrated artist and mentor joins North Island College Artist Talk series

North Island College’s virtual 2021 Artist Talk series welcomes Sandra Meigs, past… Continue reading

The Coast Range makes a spectacular backdrop for orca heading towards Discovery Passage of Campbell River Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Frank Neil
Island wildlife viewers thrilled by close view of passing Orca pod

Group gives wildlife photographers a classic opportunity to view them off Campbell River shoreline

Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied
The cat came back, with help from Comox ferry staff

After Dasher made a dash, ferry staff found her and got her home safe

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, start with the vaccination of police officers in internal police vaccination centers. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
B.C. officials to unveil new details of COVID vaccination plan Monday

Seniors and health-care workers who haven’t gotten their shot are next on the list

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A boat caught fire in Ladysmith Harbour on Saturday morning. (Photo submitted)
Search underway for missing woman after boat catches fire in Ladysmith harbour

A large boat caught fire on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 27

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Photo: Lt. Sandy Pridmore, MARS Darlene Banerd, MARS, Warren Warttig and Captain Rob Stevens show the new automatic external defibrillator (AED) that will be located at the MARS facilities located at 1331 William Beach Road, Black Creek. Photo supplied
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society adds AED to Williams Beach Road location

Submitted Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has collaborated with the Comox Firefighters… Continue reading

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

Most Read