Hello Tour De Coop 2016 Organizers and Coopsters!


This is a special hidden page on the website just for organizers and/or coop owners to share information and list events and meetings for the event.  Please only share this link to other Tour Coopsters or organizers.

Welcome to the event organizers and coopster  page to help manage the coop tour planning chaos!

The coop tour has no particular goals, and metrics to be measured by but simply a collaborative effort and energies of many to put together a fun, bike ride looking at coops and gardens!

Let’s get started!

Google shared Documents – To efficiently manage lists of coops and organizers and marketing outreach, two documents have been created and can be edit by anyone with links to the documents.

To help create and manage the email lists for both coopsters, organizers and event day tourists, I have created TWO eventbrite ticket registrations.

(1) The first eventbright ticket registration is for coopsters and organizers.  We will use this list to send emails to those interested in submitting their coops for the tour or wishing to help organize.  People registering for this ticket will get weekly planning and organizing emails.

To register for this coopster/volunteer ticket – click here

(2) The second eventbrite ticket registration is for those wishing to participate in the event coop tours.  Registering for this ticket will send you map and event information before the event.

To register for the tour event, click here

Tour de Coop 2016 List of Submitted coops and Coop Tour Organizers

This document is a list of coops/coopsters that have been submitted for consideration for the Coop 2015 tour and also those who have volunteered for organizing the event.  This will created from the eventbrite organizer ticket list.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR COOPSTERS – Those with coops on the tour!

NOTE: If you are considering having your coop on the 2016 tour, you must enter it here into the document or have someone enter for you!  Deciding which coops will be on the tour often depends on if there other coops in the same general region to help create bikable coop loops so please recruit several coops around you!

List of Submitted Coops and Coop Tour Organizers (2016) – Click Here

Secondly, please send a email to Tour De Coop organizers ( with the following information:

  • Your Coop Name
  • Address (Street address, city and zip) – This is helpful when reviewing tour routes
  • A paragraph description of your coop stop  (Coop, bee hive, gardens,  other animals, etc)
  • Another paragraph explaining what is unique about your coop stop and why folks should visit your coop stop!
  • A Third paragraph describing what you will be offering for the tourists at your stop.  You might mention you are offering free lemonade, banana bread and a shady lawn area to relax on between coop stops.
  • Please include 1-3 photos  of your coop or garden.

For reference for organizers, here is the list of 2015 coopsters – Do not modify this list or do not put 2016 coop stop into this document

REFERENCE ONLY – 2015 coop stops

Coop Tour 2016 Marketing Outreach list –

This document is a list of businesses, persons or organizations who we have contacted or reached out to in some capacity asking them to help market the event with press or emails or participate in the tour in some capacity either as promoter or coopsters or sponsors, etc.  Feel free to add and edit items in the list.  Be sure to include any notes, contact info, etc so we know who entered the info and if you followed up with reaching them about the coop tour.

Coop Tour 2016 Marketing Outreach List  (Google Document) – Click Here

Tour De Coop 2016 List of Coops by City

Wow.. 2016 will be the largest number of coop stops by far with around 41 coops already registered for this year’s tour!

We have started to put together a webpage that lists all of the coops by city.  Each coop stop gets their own webpage.  Make sure your coop stop appears on this website page eventually or contact the organizers if it does not appear.  To build this page for your coop stop, please send the information listed above to

Google Coop Tour Maps!

The 2016 Coop Tour Google is now starting to be created.  It is available online at

Google maps of coops for 2016  Tour – Click for Google Maps Display


Mapping leader coordinator is:

Chip Garner – – 415 218 7497

–  This google base is the map we will use for planning route purposes.  It is not meant to be shared outside of the planning/volunteering committees.

Ride With GPS maps

To create the individual coop tour loops/routes, turn sheets, we are using an on-line mapping tool called RideWithGPS.  For those volunteers on the route mapping committee will have account login information to add, edit and create routes.

Routes and maps planning page –

RideWithGPS website

 The Routes, maps and events  page


Tourist Ticket Info to be release Wed – September 14th

On Wednesday before, we will send out to those who have registered for the tour an email with this link.  You can click on this now to see what the registered tourists will get.

2016 Coop Tour Ticket Page – Do not share – it will be release about 3 days before the event to those registered for the event.

BASIC TIME LINE: (Updated 1.23.2015)

Here is a general time line of coop tour planning events to pull the event together by the event date of September 17, 2016.

January – August 2016 – Solicit coops for submission and get folks to register to the tour with flyers, posters, postcards, articles, press releases, etc.

September 1st – All Coops should be submitted for consideration in the coop tour

Sep 1-6 – Coop selection and preliminary route mapping process completed

September 7 to 15 COOP TOUR TESTS!  We need people to sign up for specific tours and fully test maps and instructions.

September 14th  -Attendee Map is released to those registered on eventbrite

September 17th – Coop Tour

Organizer Contact Info:

Scott Vanderlip

Email: /

Cell (650) 793-0475

Coopster Documents:

Here is the document that is passed out at the coopsters meeting with the best practices document and the coop stop release form that needs to be signed and delivered electronically back to Scott if you were not at one of the coopster meetings. – Signing the word doc release form is fine by typing your name and emailing it back.


It is also very important that every coop stop that has chickens has a self spray station set up so that tourists can spray the bottom of their shoes with lysol type solution before entering your coop area and garden to prevent cross coop contamination.

Below are some documents that coopsters may want to print themselves for their own use at their coop stop.

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