Ingles Markets


About Cycle to Farm - Presented by Ingles

Cycle to Farm® is a popular series of organized group rides that encourage and promote local food, local farms and agritourism by bicycle in the South.

In 2015, the experience will be offered only in Black Mountain NC and is presented by Ingles Markets.

Riders experience a beautiful (but challenging) metric century route, enjoy tasty food samples at "Farm Stops" hosted by local farms, and purchase products at each Farm.

Ingles provides all of the traditional cyclist food at each Farm Stop such as bananas, PB&J sandwiches, nuts, and cookies.

Cycle to Farm staff collect the purchases and transport them by vehicle back to the Start/Finish, where riders return for a farm-to-table meal with the community at the Fabulous After Party.

Cycle to Farm's non-profit partner is the Black Mountain Greenways, which receives most of the net profits of the event.

We also view the involvement of volunteers and sponsors as an opportunity to build community among foodies, athletes, and local farmers. We encourage them all to join us at the Fabulous After Party.

Ingles Markets has a deep commitment to local farms, and wants to support an event that brings cyclists directly to the farms.

Cycle to Farm was created by Velo Girl Rides.