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Slideshow: Tour de Coops vol. 2



More photos from Sunday's Tour de Coops, during which 600 people - most on bike - gathered at Broad Ripple Park and ventured forth in the surrounding neighborhoods to check out 14 backyard chicken coops and their denizens.

Tour de Coops was presented by Nap Town Chickens. Five-dollar donations from each tourist, t-shirt sales and raffles amounted to more than $4,000 raised for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and IndyCog.

The event was surprisingly popular, according to Andrew Brake of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. "When we first came up with this idea, we were thinking we might get 50 or so participants and be lucky to break even. We either got really lucky or urban chicken farming combined with bike riding is immensely popular in Indianapolis."

Check out the first Tour de Coops slideshow here.

And if you missed the tour, have hope: "Based on the number of requests for this to be an annual event, we've already started thinking about next year," Brake says. "Coop owners have been contacting us to be on the tour for next year and participants want to buy tickets in advance."


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