RadTour produces bicycle tours of local farms, food and fermentation. Ride on. RadTour Productions LLC organizes bicycle rides that specialize in featuring local farms and fueling riders with healthy, sustainable food en route.
We started out in 2011 organizing the Culinary Ride in Iowa City, Iowa. From Iowa was born this tradition of celebrating and educating sustainable agriculture by bicycle. Our aim is to contribute to local food and transportation movements, obliterate the obesity epidemic and heal our broken food system. Radtour is the German word for bicycle ride. Rad meaning: wheel. It’s a tour by wheels and, per
Gunnar be sunshine, lollipops and sweaty tomorrow! #bestbringyourH2Obottle #hydrate #jirate #leslieandthelys We ain't got plastic cups.
BUY THE SONG RIGHT NOW HERE: http://lesliehall.bandcamp.com/track/hydrate-jirate-demo-2 From the coming soon album called DESTINATION FRIENDSHIP. This is a s...
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eventbrite.com Radtour promotes the bicycle and real food movements with intimate, community-oriented bicycle tours of small farms. Each farm is paired with a chef serving local food tastings. We are proud to feature the Superhero Farmers that grow our food and Rockstar Chefs who source local ingredients. Riders…
thanks for the great write up Courtenay Bouvier!!
littlevillagemag.com Iowa City Culinary Ride New Pioneer Co-op — Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 a.m. On Sunday, Sept. 18, RadTour LLC will bring the Culinary Ride back to Iowa City for a 37-mile harvest bicycle ride that perfectly exemplifies what’s most magical about Iowa: community, bicycles and farm-to-table values. Riders wi...
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Look at these beautiful #barrelaged brews. 2 weeks until we ride from Somerset on #radtourwisconsin get signed up and plan to enjoy some great beer after a day in the saddle. #farmsfoodferments #radtourbikeride
If you've adopted a kitchen pet before, you know that being a new parent is exciting and a little scary too. Good thing it's bacteria and yeast you're experimenting with! I love listening to this podcast as Pauls voice is soothing and he's got wonderful guests on the show to help you through the process.
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Who has tried out a new ferment this year? A new bike route? Planted a home garden or singed up for a CSA share for the first time?
It is Kris Estergaard and my extreme honor to introduce folks to farmers and chefs and other cyclists who inspire us get stronger together by growing, sourcing and bicycling locally.
Earlybird tickets are still available for ALL THREE of RadTours BICYCLING LOCAL FARMS, FOOD & FERMENTS events! Just a few weeks away from kickin' off the grand harvest tour.
#bicycle #michigan #upperpeninsula #wisconsin #twincities #iowa #marquette #somerset #iowacity #superhero #farmers #rockstar #chefs #rideon
Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon, Ely
Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon, Ely
Biking local farms, food and ferments this Sunday.
A FEW MORE TICKETS LEFT.
Celebrating #bikemonth with a photo contest. We want to see you on those bikes during this beautiful spring weather!
Post your bike pics with hashtag #radtourbikeride on our page or instagram for a chance to win this #rad Goldfinch Cyclery jersey or a free ride on RadTour Cedar Rapids
Two photos with the most likes will win. Winners announced Tuesday May 10.
Welcome to May! We are stoked to partner with Goldfinch Cyclery for RadTour Cedar Rapids! Celebrate bike month with us Sunday May 15.
Stop by Goldfinch Cyclery and get those bikes in shape for a rad season of biking!
Sign up for RadTour Cedar Rapids: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radtour-cedar-rapids-registration-23121161015
2016 RadTour T-shirts! This year we're producing them with mostly recycled materials and YOU dear riders are going to help. Bring your favorite blank used T-shirt, canvas bag or un**es to Check-in. We're printing on-site!
Let's see how this turns out ;)
theatlantic.com Considering the constant fatalities and rampant pollution, there is no better word to characterize the car’s dominance than insane.
Tip Número Diez y Siete #bikecuba
Say Hola, wave, ask for directions, or stop for a chat with local farmers.
We have seen a lot of lawn mower engines attached to bikes, but this my favorite example of Cuban ingenuity by bicycle.
#lazycyclist #energysaver #pimpmyride #radtour #cubabybike #simplemachines
Tip Número Doce #bicyclecuba
Get accustomed to eating pork and fried chicken. I went veg.
The best place to eat was at our Casa Particulares. Breakfast costs $4-$6 and dinner $6-$15. We had breakfast half the time and dinner twice. Fish is usually a good option.
Because we were on a tighter budget we ate where the Cubans do. For $1.50 you can find lunch called completos- complete with rice and beans, salad and chicken or pork.
#cubanfood #cubaonabudget #cuba #biketothebutcher #pigleg #electricbikes
Field trip with the kiddos to Antlers Ridge Elk Ranch for some smoked elk.
Spring is here and by May 15th these guys will be rocking gigantic antlers.
#antlerridge #springbikeride #bikethefarms
Kroul Farms, we're excited to announce, will be a Featured Farm on RadTour Cedar Rapids springtime bike ride.
Tickets available: radtour.us
#radtour #bikecedarrapids #bikeiowa #farmsfoodfermentation #kroulfarms #superherofarmers
Tip Número Diez #travelcuba
Cuba might be one of the safest countries I've visited, but unfortunately, it is the most machista.
A bit of advice to the men and boys of Cuba: treat women with respect. Please, stop the harassment.
To the men who treated me with kindness, right on.
To my Latino boyfriend, thank you for being my equal.
#cubanmachismo #womenincuba #ladiesinwhite #cubagenderequality #peacecuba #obamacuba #freedom #usa #equality
Tip Número Nueve #bikecuba
If you are in Havana and in need of mechanical assistance, check out the bike shop Taller Velo.
This was the most professional bike shop we came across. Equipped with real bike tools!
Most shops aren't exclusively bikes. Go to any mechanic and they'll have some idea how to jerry-rig what needs fixing, and have some old parts if you are lucky. Remember this is Cuba and QBP might as well be in the moon.
This place is special for two more reasons. Firstly, the owner and lead mechanic are female. Right on! Secondly, they have a pretty strong connection to Iowa City, Iowa. Both World Of Bikes and the Bike Library made donations of tools and supplies to them recently. So when we stumbled upon this shop and they were like, "You're from Iowa City? You know Ryan and Mauro then?" Right on!!
At any given time there are at least four mechanics as the place is pretty busy. Lots of locals stopping by for quick adjustments and it's the go-to shop in Vedado. Twice we needed parts so they looked until they found something that would work off of their own used bikes stock.
Taller (workshop) VELO (Vente Energía Loisir Opportunité) which roughly translates from Spanish and French as: come energy and leisure opportunity. #radbikes #radchicks #tallervelohavana #womenrunbikeshop #iowatocuba
Tip Número Ocho #bikingcuba
Wash clothes whilst showing and hang to dry upon arrival!
Only once did I make the mistake of not washing my riding shorts. It was only 20 miles, but under the sweltering sun I was a salt-lick in no time.
Within two minutes of securing a Casa for the night I was in the shower. It was the first thing I wanted to do after riding 100 km. Washing my clothes was the last. Paying someone to wash my clothes every night was out of the question.
Dr. Bronners soap is best.
Tip Número Siete #bikingcuba
Stay in Casas Particulares!
This is one of the best pieces of advice for #wheretostayincuba
Had we planned ahead or reserved a hotel we wouldn't have enjoyed this killer room on the water in Playa Larga. Every house we stayed in the hosts were amazing.
Casas Particulares are a network of people across the county who rent out rooms for $20-$35 a night to travelers. There are some Casas you can find online, however given that there is very limited Internet most Casas host's are not well connected.
The best thing to do is simply roll into town and spend a little bit of time scoping out the scene. All Casas display a large blue sign in the shape of a cross or ice pick. Just go knock.
Find a quiet neighborhood, a Casa close to the bar, one on the water. Inquire within as to cost, check if the toilet is equipped with a seat, and feel the bed for any springs poping out before making a final decision.
More on Casas later! #casasparticulares
Tip Número Seis #bicyclingcuba
Fresh coconut water is super hydrating. When finished you can always find someone with a machete to open it and snack on the meat (masa).
Keep an eye out for Coco Frío signs, fruit stands that might have coco, or if you spot green cocos in a tree simply ask the owner if you can buy a few. And if they will open it.
We always tried to buy 5L H2O as it is so much cheaper. Ask around where they are sold.
Carrying more than six liters of water for 100km day in the saddle isn't always possible, nor is finding water en route. Cocos are a good option for mid-day or rehydration after reaching the destination.
#coocoo #cocofrio #hydratenaturally #valledevinales #cubaonabudget
Tip Número Cinco #bicyclingcuba
Have a way too carry fresh fruit!
I took cheap, collapsible panniers that I gave away with the bike. It didn't matter if the fruit got a little smashed. Eating fresh fruit rather than only processed foods was important. Sometimes buying whole papaya or pineapple was the only option, and cheap at that. At times fresh food seemed scarce so I loaded up at produce stands. We crossed paths with some bike-campers; their nice Ortlieb panniers caked on the inside with fruit juice. My front wire basket also worked great for keeping cheese and fruit cooler than in my plastic luggage would out in the sun on the road all day.
Four friends who share a love of cycling have opened a business to spread the love to others...
To answer your question Kris... Yes!
www.humanhabitat.dk The Impact Farm is intentionally designed to take advantage of under-utilized urban space for resource-efficient production of high quality and pesticide-free greens. It combines the latest and most innovative technologies and food production methods with sustainable building materials and design fo…
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Open Wednesday thru Sunday from 10AM - 8PM, Wilson's Orchard offers u-pick & pre-picked strawberries, apples and pumpkins, homemade baked goods, and craft beverages.
Rapid Creek Angus is a small high quality bull and replacement heifer cattle operation. We are constantly trying to improve our herd through genetics.
Farming Forward. Family Focused.
Official Facebook Home of Winds Reach Farm
Johnson County Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization committed to serving Johnson County residents and the farmers who feed them. We actively support youth and education, health care programs, agricultural legislative issues, and rural development.
Stunning local flowers grown with tender loving care by Ed Furnish
Earl's Feed & Supply Inc. is a Big Gain Feed dealer located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Country Camp, LLC is an outdoor children's summer camp for kids ages 5-13. www.thecountrycamp.com
Strawberries! A Pick-Your-Own Farm for everyone near Iowa City, Iowa.
U-Pick Flower during business hours or by appointment.
Barnes Tree Farm is open annually starting the Friday after Thanksgiving until two weeks before Christmas. 10 Acres of trees family grown since 1991.