|Central Park then all across Davis.|
|Saturday, May 25th, 2012 (4th Annual)|
|Davis Farm to School|
Mayor 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 25, 2013.
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.
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.
Also returning, the egg-stremely popular Tour de Cluck Art Exhibit & Silent Auction in the white tent on the Central Park Green! In this paean to poultry you will find the chicken, bicycle and barnyard-themed art and other items of your dreams.
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 http://www.tourdecluck.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 Tickets will go on sale online and at a number of local Davis vendors in mid-April 2012. They will also be available at The Clayground in Winters.
In 2011, tickets were available at The Avid Reader, Davis Food Co-op, Hibbert Lumber, Ken's Bike & Ski, Hallmark Inn, our table at Davis Farmers Market (Saturday only) and online at Brown Paper Tickets.
2010-04-21 Join Local Clucksters in Coop Solidarity on The Davis Voice
2010-05-13 The Adventure: Tour Davis' Chicken Coops on Two Wheels in The Sacramento Bee
2010-05-25 Bravo, Tour de Cluck, Bravo! on The Davis Voice
2010-06-08 Tour de Cluck: A New Davis Tradition (includes awesome video) on The Davis Voice
2011-02-11 Seeking Fowl Frivolity? Look No Further! by Slow Food Yolo
2012-07-23 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"
Poulet Chalets on The San Francisco Chronicle
Luxurious accommodations at Oeste Manor Chicken Resort & Spa. Cluckster volunteers join the fun. Go West, Young Cycling Chicken! The Clemens Coop in Neo-Craftsman/California Bungalow Mayor Joe Krovoza gets down in the Courage to Cluck exhibition in 2010. Starback Chicken The Winter Coop. A portrait of Gertie.
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2010-05 - Dagon Jones is sad he did not hear about this event sooner so he could show off his backyard coop he made from 100% recycled materials.
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