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Tour de Cluck promises fowl frivolity for all

Jesse Pruet's "Two Happy Hens," a 12-by-12-inch acrylic on stretched canvas, is among the chicken-themed artwork that will be up for bids in a silent auction as part of the second annual Tour de Cluck on Saturday, May 14, in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Courtesy photo

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May 10, 2011 |

Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl is back Saturday with even more to cock-a-doodle-do about, says Jacqueline Clemens, creator and coordinator of the event. It benefits the Davis Farm to School Connection, which supports fresh and local food in the schools.

Tickets to the coop crawl — which features 19 backyard chicken coops throughout Davis — are sold out, but plenty of free fun abounds for visitors aiming to enjoy a day of silly celebration of all things cluckish.

Everyone is invited to join the community kickoff at 9 a.m. Saturday on the steps of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame in Central Park, Third and B streets, featuring a welcome by Mayor Joe Krovoza. Next up is the Courage to Cluck exhibition, with celebrity cluckers and local volunteers displaying their poultry prowess.

Guests may pose for photos with a giant Tour de Cluck chicken. Costumes are encouraged, Clemens says.

A Fowl Food Fair at the Davis Farmers Market will tickle the taste buds of those seeking an answer to the culinary chicken or egg question. During market hours — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. —Ciocolat, Fat Face, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, Montoya’s Famous Tamales and Caffé Italia will present a plethora of “egg-cellent” chicken and egg choices.

An art exhibit and silent auction are back for the second year, boasting an array of chicken-themed art and other items. Look for the white tent on the Central Park lawn. Artists — including Marie-Therese Brown, David Lobenberg, Jesse Pruett, Rebecca Bresnick-Holmes, Lloyd Johnson and Linda Osburn — and businesses have donated dozens of items for the auction.

Non-art items include a petite chicken coop perfect for a two- to three-bird starter flock from Davis Ace Hardware, a rubber chicken purse, an introduction to highwheel bicycling class with city Promotions Manager Bob Bowen, kitschy chicken jewelry from nestware, and a customized Tour de Cluck bicycle from Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board.

Those seeking lasting Tour de Cluck memories can find the limited-edition commemorative T-shirts and baseball caps at the auction tent tables.

For folks yearning for a shortcut to chickendom, raffle tickets for a chicken coop built by MAK Design+Build will be available at the sales tables next to the auction tent. The 4-by-6-foot chicken coop, valued at $1,750, will house four or five full-size hens. Tickets are $5 each; for more information or photos, visit http://www.tourdecluck.org.

Tour de Cluck Chicken Skool, new this year, will provide some “egg-citing” public informational events. Robert Litt of Portland, author of “A Chicken in Every Yard,” will share his secrets to breeds, feed, coops and care at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

On Saturday, Cook to Cluck classes will be ongoing throughout the day at the Davis Food Co-op’s Teaching Kitchen, 537 G St. Also on Saturday, Modesto Milling’s Chris Wagner will bring his popular Grit, Scratch & Feed booth to the Atomic Ranch coop on Miller Drive and poultry expert Anna Leslie will team up with local 4-H members for a chick rearing essentials presentation.

To enhance the experience of bicycling visitors, Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board will provide valet parking for bikes on the Central Park lawn throughout the event.

For more information about Tour de Cluck, call (530) 207-0455, email info@tourdecluck.org or visit http://www.tourdecluck.org.

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