Coop Tour 2016 Coops, Routes and maps

Events, Coops, Maps & Routes !

Congratulations – It is time to start planning your coop day fun!  We highly recommend you review all of the coops and your tour options BEFORE coop day so you can select the tour(s) that best fit your cycling ability, available time and the coops your want to visit.  Be sure to scroll all the way to bottom of the page to see all of the 150+ miles of route options to get you out to the coops and start making new chicken friends!

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Have a clucking day!


First, we recommend you get a quick preview of the variety of coops, community gardens, and kid farming like 4H programs available this year on the tour by viewing the coop list summary by city below.  This year we offer coop stop options where you can research and purchase coops, chicks and feed on coop day!  There is something for everyone!

QUESTIONS – QUESTIONS!

Please review our coop tour FAQ page if you have any questions about the tour.   This page will hopefully answer all those questions like – I don’t have a bike.. can I drive and visit coops and many more questions.

 


 POST COOP EVENTS!

South Bay/San Jose Area – Middlebrook Community garden is on the tour and also offering a post tour mud oven pizza gathering from 3 PM to 8 PM.  So plan on finishing your San Jose based coop tour at Middlebrook on Race Street and stay for some pizza and drinks available for a donation.

Location: Middlebrook Community Garden – 76 Race St, San Jose, CA

Time: 3-8 PM

Offering – Pizza and drinks with donation – Pizza oven starts at 3 PM!

Click here for complete information


North Pennisula – Redwood City – San Mateo Pet Supply is open until 7 PM and offering snacks and friendly chatting about coop items  and picking up your chicks!

Location: San Mateo Pet Supply – 346 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94062

Time: 4 PM to 7 PM

 IF TOURISTS WANT TO COME BACK TO PURCHASE CHICKS OR CHICKEN SUPPLIES AFTER 4 PM THEY CAN.  WE WILL PULL SOME DRINKS AND SNACKS TOGETHER FOR THOSE THAT STOP AFTER TOUR.  WE WILL ALSO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CHICKENS OR COOP SET-UPS THEY MAY HAVE FROM THEIR TOUR AT THAT TIME AS WELL.

Routes, coop loops and navigation to coops!



GOOGLE  MAP OF COOPS:

This year we have 38+ coops from Redwood City to San Jose.  If you want to navigate to the coops only using Google maps with individual coops, click on the image below and save that webpage link on your phone!  Note: This google map does not have any route information.

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Click on the map above to get a Google map of coops ( no routes)


Bicycle Coop Tour Routes with Maps/Cue Sheets

This year we are offering several routes to serve a variety of coop tourists cycling abilities from family friendly to the serious coop metric century (50K) event.  That’s a lot of mileage and coops too!  Each route has information provided in a few formats.

The most valuable navigational document is the cue sheet.  Included with each tour is a CUE sheet marking every right/left turn.

cuesheetexampleCue Sheets are included with each tour.  Print them out and fold them into a 1/4 page.  They show the

  • The turn or stop number
  • The total mileage
  • The directions – Left, right, etc
  • Distance to this turn from the last turn

Ride With GPS Maps – Another option we provide to help you navigate the coop loop is a link to the RideWithGPS map of the coop loop.  You can download and install the RideWithGPS mobile APP  from rideWithGPS.com for your iphone or android.

Please review the Coop Route Navigational Options  page for more details on how to use the various formats.  Click on each route to see the individual route details and maps and cue sheets.

Smaller – Neighborhood Routes – These routes are specifically designed to be shorter and more family friendly in terms of the routes selected:


More Serious Cyclist  Routes – These longer routes are designed for proficient cyclists who are comfortable riding on longer rides, climbing hills and sharing roads with motorists on expressways.   Due to our limited time and resources to design our coop loops, these longer rides may require some navigating on your own if the map or cue sheet is not perfect.

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START CLUCKING!

 

 

Questions or issues?  Feel free to send organizers an email at SVTourDeCoop@gmail.com.


Coopless?

Are you in the situation where your living space does not allow a coop but you want to have one?  Don’t despair!

The Co-op Coop – You probably know someone who does have a house or business property or community space where you could host a coop at.    Simply start asking some questions and sooner or later you will find a similar chicken coop friendly person to launch your coop experience!

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