2nd annual Pedal to Plate farm to table bicycle event


WHEN: Sunday September 17, 2017 9 AM

WHERE: Madison County, NC // starting and ending at Root Bottom Farm

WHY: Because bikes, farms and local farm to table dinners are awesome

Will Bike for Food. Join Madison County farmers for the 2nd Annual Pedal to Plate bike to farm to table event. The cycle tour offers 33 beautiful miles, five farm tours & a delicious farm to table dinner at Root Bottom Farm. The dinner will showcase the five farms on the Pedal to Plate route. Vegetables and farm products will be for sale at the farms and at a large farm stand at Root Bottom.

We are excited to announce our new route for 2017 that winds 33 miles along Madison County back roads. This year, we have also created three extra challenge loops that add 12 more miles to the course.

This year 10% of all sales will be donated to Friends of Madison County Animals. Check out all the great things they do at

Riders meets at Root Bottom Farm between 9:00-10:00am. Ride starts at 10am and should take about 3 hours plus farm stops.  Appetizers and 3:00 meal to follow back at Root Bottom Farm. Meal is 100% local and will showcase the farms on the tour.

Tickets are $75 and includes dinner, farm tours, swag bag and refreshments. Limited bike only (does not include dinner) are also available.

Visit our store or click here to buy tickets. Spots are limited. Must have ticket to attend. Rain or shine. Refunds are only given two weeks prior to the event. If the farm has to reschedule for any reason, a ticket credit for another event will be given.

Bike riders start and stop at Root Bottom Farm in Marshall and travel a set 33 mile loop (approximately a three hour bike ride without stops) encompassing six Madison County Farms. East Fork Farm, Farmers Hands, Wendy Town Farms, Double Tree Farm and Root Bottom Farm will participate in this year's event. There will be green signs and volunteers along the route to help riders. Additional challenge routes will be marked with red signs.

Participating farms will host a farm tour (or self guided tour) and a farm stand for sales and samples. All farmers and riders return to Root Bottom Farm for a 100% local meal created by Asheville chef Dava Melton with Blessed to Cook and Pedal to Plate farmer and chef  Sebastiaan Zijp with The Farmer's Hands. The buffet style farm dinner is included in the ticket price.