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Local Food Cycle



The Local Food Cycle is a bicycle ride that encourage riders to celebrate and explore Central Iowa’s farms and natural resources. Come enjoy delicious food by area chefs and learn from some of the best farmers and naturalists Central Iowa has to offer!

Proceeds from this event support future local food events and natural resource programming.

Thank you to everyone who participated in last year’s event! Please keep checking the website for more information on the 4th Annual Local Food Cycle.


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Thanks to the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture for supporting the 3rd Annual Local Food Cycle.

“Very well organized! It was cool to interact with the owners of the farms and the food was excellent!”

-Anonymous 2015 participant

“I just wanted to let you know how much my husband and I loved the local food ride! It was perfect! The ride was challenging, the food was amazing and everyone was so friendly.”

-Elizabeth, 2014 participant