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Ride. Eat. Repeat. Early Registration ends this Friday for the Local Food Cycle!

Prairie Rivers of Iowa and Story County Conservation are pleased to bring you a deliciously local event scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7. The Local Food Cycle is a 40-mile bicycle ride celebrating healthy sustainable food systems in Central Iowa. Early registration cost is $45 for participants before Aug. 21 which includes a spork. Riders will explore farms in Boone and Story counties and savor local foods prepared by area chefs. From a breakfast treat made by Arcadia to a dessert created by the Café, this event will take your taste buds for a ride!

For those who register from Aug. 22-Sept. 2 the cost is $55. Registration includes food at the farm stops, sangria and music at Prairie Moon Winery , and a spork (spork with early registration only) to help you enjoy every fantastic bite. To register, visit www.culinaryride.com and click on the Ames, IA ride. Delicious food prepared by the chefs from the Bistro, The Café, Arcadia and more will be at the farm stops are sure to take your taste buds are a culinary journey.

Any additional funds raised from the event will go to support future local food events and conservation programming for Story County Conservation and Prairie Rivers of Iowa.

Please join us Sunday, Sept. 7 as we …. Ride. Eat. Repeat.

Thank you to our current sponsors: the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Skunk River Cycles, Jax Outdoor Gear, Thiel Bicycle Company, Tracy Bear at Heroic Ink and Prairie Moon Winery.

Questions? Contact Ruth Powell at rpowell@prrcd.org/515-232-0048

Prairie Rivers of Iowa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to strengthening Iowa’s communities through the responsible stewardship of our natural resources. Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s programs help Iowans conserve our state’s natural and historical resources to enrich the lives of current and future generations. To learn more, please visit www.prrcd.org.

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,500 acres of parks and natural areas, including lakes, campgrounds, and trails. The environmental education staff serves Story County schools and the public with interpretive and informational programs for all ages. Story County Conservation’s volunteer program provides volunteer opportunities to individuals and groups interested in making a difference in local natural resources. No individual will be excluded from events conducted by Story County Conservation because of a disability or impairment. To request accommodations to participate, contact Story County Conservation at www.storycountyconservation.org.

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