Tour de Cluck

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Location
Central Park then all across Davis.
Date
Saturday, May 24th, 2014 (5th Annual)
Email
[MAILTO]mailto:info@davisfarmtoschool.org
Websites
[WWW]Main site
[WWW]Facebook page
Parent Organization
[WWW]Davis Farm to School
Established
2010

Tour de Cluck Rochelle.jpgMayor Pro Tem Rochelle Swanson clucks it up!

Tour de Cluck is an annual bicycle tour of Davis chicken coops organized as a fundraiser for Davis Farm to School, which supports local food in a healthy school environment. The fourth annual event will take place on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

The Tour de Cluck Kick-off begins at 9 a.m. at the Davis Farmer's Market, US Bicycling Hall of Fame and Central Park. A Courage to Cluck exhibition, a Fowl Food Fair and a chicken, bicycle and barnyard-themed Art Exhibit and Silent Auction give visitors good reason to linger awhile!

At 10:00am, those ready to head to the coops will gather around one of four pairs of Bicycle Guides which will disperse groups of riders to one of four "Coop Loops" (neighborhood-centered clusters of coops) in a bicycle parade. Coop owners and chicken experts will be at the coops to share their experiences and answer the questions of the chicken curious. While bikes are obviously strongly encouraged, car travelers are also welcome. A wonderful extra resource, "Chicken Skool" Workshops will address all your fowl questions!

The first annual Tour de Cluck with 16 coop stops took place on May 22, 2010.

More details

The coops featured will be presented as a self-guided tour in neighborhood clusters (coop loops!) with most having easy access to Davis’s extensive network of bike paths and bike lanes. In addition to the egg-cellent Chicken Coop Crawl, The Tour de Cluck will once again celebrate our best local food purveyors at the tasty Fowl Food Fair at the renowned Davis Farmers Market.

Our Community Education series, "Chicken Skool", will feature, among other things, backyard poultry experts to inform your chicken decisions, from breed selection and feeding options to coop design and construction.

And of course, it’s never too early to begin practicing your cluck, bawk and cockle-doodle-do for the not-to-be-missed Community Kick-off Clucking Exhibition held on the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame “back porch”. We suggest you begin to form your flock now!

To learn more, become an egg-steemed sponsor, volunteer on the "Cluckster" event team (it's fun!), submit silent auction items and more fowl details, visit our website at [WWW]http://www.tourdecluck.org or contact us at info@tourdecluck.org.

Tickets

2014 Tickets are currently on sale now at [WWW]http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/581755

Media Coverage

2010-04-21 [WWW]Join Local Clucksters in Coop Solidarity on The Davis Voice
2010-05-13 [WWW]The Adventure: Tour Davis' Chicken Coops on Two Wheels in The Sacramento Bee
2010-05-25 [WWW]Bravo, Tour de Cluck, Bravo! on The Davis Voice
2010-06-08 [WWW]Tour de Cluck: A New Davis Tradition (includes awesome video) on The Davis Voice
2011-02-11 [WWW]Seeking Fowl Frivolity? Look No Further! by Slow Food Yolo
2012-07-23 [WWW]http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/dining/tour-de-cluck-boomlet-a-survey-of-chicken-coops.html?pagewanted=1&src=twr in the "New York Times"

Fowl Resources

[WWW]Poulet Chalets on The San Francisco Chronicle

Photo Gallery

2010_Clucksters Team.jpgThe organizing force behind the 2010 event: Team Cluckster.

Oeste_Manor_Chicken_Resort_Spa.jpgLuxurious accommodations at Oeste Manor Chicken Resort & Spa. TdeC Clucksters.jpgCluckster volunteers join the fun. TdeC Cycling Chickens.jpgGo West, Young Cycling Chicken! Clemens Coop.jpgThe Clemens Coop in Neo-Craftsman/California Bungalow Mayor Krovoza clucking.jpgMayor Joe Krovoza gets down in the Courage to Cluck exhibition in 2010. Starback chicken_2.jpgStarback Chicken Winter Coop.JPGThe Winter Coop. Gertie 2.jpgA portrait of Gertie.

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2011-03-08 11:20:33   Are there any sanitation/safety precautions taken in going from coop to coop? In all seriousness, it's entirely possible that this could spread disease. —TomGarberson


2013-07-18 15:19:41   So awesome! I'm putting this on my calendar for next May :) —jenb

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