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Tour d'Organics Series Takes Cyclists to Organic Farms

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German Chancellor Bismarck once said that people shouldn't see how their legislation or sausages are made. The Tour d'Organics might agree with Bismarck, but in a series of 5 bicycle rides throughout the United States that connects communities to their local, organic food sources. (No sausage factories are on the trip.)

The series begins on May 20th in Austin, TX, then heads west with Portland, CA on June 24th, Santa Cruz, CA on July 23rd, Sebastopol, CA on August 20th, and Santa Barbara on September 17th.

The rides are organized by OrganicAthlete (www.organicathlete.org), a nonprofit whose mission is to promote organic, plant-based lifestyles and environmental stewardship through sports. The event fees are $40, $50, and $60 for the 25/35, 65, and 100 mile rides, respectively. There
is a $15 late fee two week prior to each event. Volunteer opportunities for individuals and local organizations are available. For more information or to register, visit www.tourdorganics.com or call 866-258-6179.