2020 TOUR DES FARMS

Welcome to the 2020 Connecticut Tour des Farms Participant Page

Below you will find our suggested regional routes highlighting fantastic farms along the way. Enjoy the open road at your own pace and schedule while supporting Connecticut agriculture. These rides aren’t just for avid cyclists – routes are listed with their level of difficulty, and each is just as fun on a motorcycle or in a car. Participants can practice physical distancing guidelines while getting outside and exploring all Connecticut agriculture has to offer.

**Note that farm and business hours may vary due to COVID-19 precautions. Please refer to DOAG's CT Grown Map for the latest information on openings and closures. Additional information can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/DOAG/Commissioner/Commissioner/Farmers-Markets-and-Farm-Stand-Open

Resources for your summer long experience:

Here's how to get started:

  1. Choose from eight suggested regional routes.
  2. Start anytime. End anytime.
  3. Set your own pace.
  4. Enjoy the open road!
  5. Tag us on social media #2020TDF #BikeCTFarms
  6. Submit your OWN routes with your favorite farms to our TDF Ride With GPS Club page or via email.
  7. Fill out your Tour des Farms Passport for a chance to win a farm-filled gift basket and other prizes! You only need to self verify completion of one route in order to be eligible. Email your passport to cttourdesfarms@gmail.com or mail it to: CT RC&D, ATTN: TDF, PO Box 70, Haddam, CT 06438

Questions? Contact Andrea at aperes@ctrcd.org

Support Food Security

If you haven't already done so, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the 2020 Connecticut Tour des Farms Program.

In response to the impact on so many Connecticut families, CT RC&D is donating the cost of staff time to organize this signature recreational event for your summer fun and discovery of Connecticut's farms.

100% of your donation directly supports local farmers and our communities who need it most. Through University of Connecticut Extension's "Operation Community Impact" and other Connecticut food security initiatives, local produce, food products, and dairy will be distributed to local and regional soup kitchens.

With food insecurity on the rise and farmer sales channels drying up, this donation effort allows everyone to help our local farmers thrive while keeping our communities fed with healthy, fresh food.

Our local food economy relies on your contribution. Thank you for your donations to this cause.

Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. (CT RC&D), is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. CT RC&D’s EIN number is 06‐0976326.

 

The Connecticut Tour des Farms Program is an annual bike ride designed to benefit and promote local farms, rural businesses, and the Connecticut community.