Calling All Cyclists Who Love to Eat Local!

Cyclists who appreciate farmland and local food will want to hop on for this tour of farms and ranches protected from development by MALT, the nonprofit Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Enjoy West Marin’s lovely coastline and valleys as you ride past farms and ranches that produce much of the cheese, meat, and seasonal fruits and veggies sold at East Bay farmers’ markets. The 53-mile loop includes stops at local farms for snacks and lunch. Cost: $150. Info, registration, and route details: here. Register early—this ride is open to just 300 riders.

Tour de MALT
Saturday July 21, 7am–3pm
Start and finish at Nicasio Valley Farms, 5300 Nicasio Valley Rd, Nicasio

Rest Stop Bites

  • Chileno Valley Ranch: Straus Family Creamery Greek yogurt and From the Fields granola
  • Jensen Ranch: K&A Take Away lamb sausage bites with summer bean salad
  • Gallagher Ranch: Cowgirl Creamery fromage blanc with McEvoy green olive tapenade, Cowgirl Creamery cottage cheese on salted potato chip

Tour de MALT Lunch Menu

  • Stemple Creek portobello mushroom banh mi sandwich with pickled vegetables, fresh chili, mint, cilantro, and sriracha aioli
  • Sweet potato wedges with sage butter and sea salt
  • Arugula, orange, pepita, and jicama salad with chili-orange dressing
  • Three Twins Ice Cream including their new Slim Twin

 

Chileno Valley Ranch is one of the rest stops along the 53-mile Tour de MALT. Photo: Paige Green.

 

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