Register for an upcoming “Tour de Farm” and take a bike ride to one of the farms we work with! Start at Brix, ride to the farm, meet the farmers, take a tour, have a snack, and ride back. What could be more fun than that? We are planning additional “Tour de Farm” rides throughout the summer and into fall. They will vary in difficulty from short, family-friendly rides, to longer, challenging rides, all with destinations of local farms that we work with. The rides will be casual with each rider going at their own pace. Read about upcoming rides and register below if you’re interested!


Stage 2: Appleberry Farm - Sunday, June 30th

Above: The route to Appleberry Farm from Brix Cider will be 16.3 miles total, out and back, mostly following the Military Ridge Bike Trail. Riders should have a state trail bike pass.

Above: The route to Appleberry Farm from Brix Cider will be 16.3 miles total, out and back, mostly following the Military Ridge Bike Trail. Riders should have a state trail bike pass.

We source a lot of apples from Appleberry Farm, and it’s also a great, family-friendly place to get strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, pumpkins, and more. Join us for a pleasant ride to Appleberry, starting at Brix Cider in Mount Horeb and mostly following the Military Ridge Bike path before turning on County J and then Maurer Road. We’ll get a tour of the farm and a snack before heading back. If we’re lucky, they may even have a few berries to pick.

Ride Details

9:30 am - Meet at Brix Cider

9:45 am - Depart for Appleberry Farm

10:30 am - Arrive at Appleberry, have a snack and take a farm tour

11:15 am - Depart Appleberry

12:00 pm - Arrive back at Brix Cider in Mount Horeb

If you’re interested, please click to register below (note that kids under 12 can come along for free with their registered parent):

UPDATE: DUE TO THE VERY HOT WEATHER IN THE FORECAST FOR SUNDAY AND THE LOW NUMBER OF PEOPLE REGISTERED FOR THE RIDE, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE RIDE TO APPLEBERRY FARM.

Stage 3: Gentle Breeze Honey - Sunday, July 14th

Above: The ride to Gentle Breeze Honey will be an easy, family friendly out-and-back route that starts at Brix Cider, follows the Military Ridge Bike Trail, and then turns on Town Hall Road towards Gentle Breeze. Riders should have a state trail bike pass.

Above: The ride to Gentle Breeze Honey will be an easy, family friendly out-and-back route that starts at Brix Cider, follows the Military Ridge Bike Trail, and then turns on Town Hall Road towards Gentle Breeze. Riders should have a state trail bike pass.

We source all of our honey from Gentle Breeze Honey just outside of Mount Horeb. This includes honey for food in our restaurant (e.g. the ricotta plate) and honey for some of our ciders (e.g. the Cyser and the Pollinator). Gentle Breeze partners with an impressive number of Wisconsin farmers and beekeepers to keep the honey supply flowing, which in turn keeps flowers pollinated. In fact, Gentle Breeze has hives at Appleberry Farm from the June 30th ride. We like supporting and being part of integrated agricultural systems! The Gentle Breeze bike ride will be a relatively short, family friendly ride starting at Brix Cider and stopping at Gentle Breeze Honey. We’ll get a tour of the facility at Gentle Breeze, and we’ll have the opportunity to try some of their honeys!

Ride details:

10:45 am - Meet at Brix Cider

11:00 am - Depart for Gentle Breeze Honey

11:30 am - Arrive at Gentle Breeze Honey for a tour and a honey tasting

12:15 pm - Depart Gentle Breeze Honey

12:45 pm - Arrive back at Brix Cider in Mount Horeb

If you’re interested, please click to register below (note that kids under 12 can come along for free with their registered parent):


Previous Rides

Stage 1: Squashington Farm - Sunday, June 9th

Above: The route from Brix Cider to Squashington Farm and back. Total of 8.3 miles; 585 feet of elevation gain

Above: The route from Brix Cider to Squashington Farm and back. Total of 8.3 miles; 585 feet of elevation gain

We source a lot of veggies from Squashington Farm, and they’re only 4 miles out of town! There are some hills, but it is otherwise a short, family friendly ride. Mount Horeb residents will probably recognize Pat and Sarah from the Mount Horeb Farmers Market, and Brix Cider regulars may have had Sarah as a bartender. This is your chance to see their farm first hand, get a tour, and have a snack with some farm fresh veggies!

 

Future Rides???

We have several possible farms in mind, and we hope to continue updating this page. Check back soon!

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Date TBD: Taproot Farm and Fruit

27.9 miles total; 928 feet elevation gain

This out-and-back route will follow the gentle grades of the Military Ridge State Trail westward to our good friends at Taproot Farm and Fruit. We source delicious veggies and apples from Taproot. We’ll meet the farmers, take a tour of the farm, and enjoy a farm-fresh snack before heading back to Brix. Riders need a State Trail Pass in order to ride the Military Ridge Trail.