Media Advisory | 2016 Farm Ride & Run

TSF logo new no top linesDate/Time: Saturday, July 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 5854 Vera Cruz Road, Emmaus, PA 18049
Contact: Carey Birgel, Development Director, 610-391-9583 x16


Event Description:


The Seed Farm’s 8th annual Farm Ride & Run, presented by Samuel Adams Pennsylvania Brewery, will take place on Saturday, July 16th. Cyclists and runners of all levels are invited to support the work of The Seed Farm while biking, running or walking through scenic Lehigh Valley farm country. Help grow the next generation of farmers while raising money for our new farmer training program and agricultural incubator. And help raise awareness of the need to keep precious farmland productive growing fresh, healthy food for our community.


New routes of 10, 35 and 62 miles (metric century) have been designed by expert local cyclists Beth Strickland, David Joachim and Marty Nothstein, and will feature farm stops with water and snacks along the way. Runners and walkers can take part in a rugged 5K Fun Run and Walk at the farm designed by Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp’s Matthew Tuerk.


All courses end back at The Seed Farm for a post-ride/run celebration that will feature lunch by 29 Cooks, locally-brewed Samuel Adams beer, Banks Street Creamery ice cream, farm tours, a mini farmers’ market and kid-friendly activities. Family and community members are welcome to spend the afternoon at the farm to celebrate with our participants. Tickets for the post-ride/run celebration are available to purchase online.


Event registration includes breakfast, lunch, tune-up and SAG support courtesy of South Mountain Cycle and Café, and admission to the post-ride/run celebration. A limited number of VIP registrations are available, which include reserved parking, event t-shirt and water bottle, and a special gift from Samuel Adams. Discounts are available for teams/groups.


Online registration is open until 4PM on Friday, July 15th. Fees begin at $30. An additional fee of $10 will be added to walk-up registrations.
Additional event information, as well as online registration, can be found at


Seed Farm Description:
Located on a 42-acre site in Upper Milford Township, The Seed Farm is a nonprofit organization that offers a new farmer training program, an agricultural incubator, and public workshops on sustainable agriculture and growing methods. Our new farmer training and agricultural business incubator programs provide new farmers with training, equipment and land, eliminating the top barriers to farm entry and opening doors for a new generation of farmers. We work to keep agriculture viable in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, to conserve our natural resources, and to facilitate the development of a vibrant, local food system.