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Gourmet farm to table cycling event series featuring aid stations on local farms. Inspired by the Italian gran fondo bicycle ride.

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Enhanced Professional Course Support at all 2017 Events

Tyler Wren

The new Wrenegade Sports support truck will be on course at all 2017 events. Photo credit Danielle Rose Hazelton

We're excited to announce enhancements to our Farm to Fork Fondo on-course mechanical support for all 2017 events. Each event will have a fleet of professional mechanics on the roads with you to help support your goals and make sure you have an awesome day. This level of support normally reserved for the pros at major international events will be at every Farm to Fork Fondo in 2017. 

We strive to provide a supportive environment to make our participants of all abilities feel safe challenging themselves at our Farm to Fork Fondo events. You can be assured that if you run into any mechanical trouble or mishaps, we'll have a friendly professional mechanic at your beck and call to help get your day back on track. 

The Silca van will be on course at all 2017 events

Our 2017 course support is made possible with underwriting from Silca, La Bicicletta, Duvine, L.L. Bean and Ritchey, and additional support from Velofix, Fit WerxGreat Bike Tours, Stan's NoTubes, and local bike shop partners including Joe Fix Its, The Bike Rack, Lancaster Velo, Intercourse Bike Works, and The Spoke.  

Our 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo series includes events in Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Vermont, Pennsylvania Dutch, Maine and Berkshires. 

2017 Series

Course support at all 2017 events is made possible by underwriting from Silca, makers of world-class bicycle floor pumps and other accessories. 

Hudson Valley - June 11

Course support made possible with additional underwriting from DuVine and support from Fit Werx, Velofix and Joe Fix Its. 

Finger Lakes - June 25

Course support made possible with additional underwriting from La Bicicletta and support from Stan's NoTubes, Velofix and The Bike Rack.

Vermont - July 16

Course Support made possible with additional underwriting from La Bicicletta and support from Great Bike Tours, Fit Werx and Velofix. 

Pennsylvania Dutch - July 29

Course support made possible with additional underwriting from Ritchey and support from Velofix, Fit Werx, Interourse Bike Works and Lancaster Velo. 

 
 

Maine - August 27

Course support made possible with additional underwriting from L.L. Bean and support from Velofix.

 
 

Berkshires - September 24

Course support made possible with additional underwriting from Rithcey and support from Velofix, Fit Werx and The Spoke. 

Finger Lakes Menus Revealed

Tyler Wren

We're excited to share the menus for our newest event this summer in beautiful Upstate New York wine country. 

Prices increase April 3 at midnight for Farm to Fork Fondo - Finger Lakes. Sign up now to save $20


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

Blue Heron Farm 

Strawberry balsamic crostini - by Macro Mamas
 - Featured local ingredients: Strawberries and vegetables from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo
Traditional Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled bread and toppings

MURANDA CHEESE COMPANY

Grilled cheese sandwich bites  - by Main Street Kitchen in Waterloo, NY
 - Featured local ingredients: Raw milk cheeses from the farm
 - Routes: Gran
Sample some of the farm's distinctive artisan cheeses in bite-sized sandwiches made with local tomatoes

LIVELY RUN GOAT DAIRY

Chevre cheesecake - made on the farm
 - Featured local ingredient: Dairy from the farm's goats
 - Routes: Gran & Medio
A decadent version of the classic dessert, the farm's specialty can be enjoyed in the company of their herd of cute goats

FINGER LAKES CIDER HOUSE 

Hard cider - made on the farm
 - Featured local ingredient: Apples from the farm
 - Routes: Gran & Medio
Award-winning example of the region's hard cider movement (one per rider!)

SILVER QUEEN FARM

Strawberry gelato - by The Cremeria
 - Featured local ingredient: Strawberries from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, & Medio
Ice cream made locally Italian-style, with fresh fruit toppings

PLOW BREAK FARM

Wood-fired gourmet pizza bites - by The Rusty Oven  
 - Featured local ingredient: Vegetables from the farm's CSA & Maple Hill Creamery mozzerala
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo
A variety of options being cooked up fresh on the farm all day long

Note: all aid stations are also stocked with ride fuel from GU & Clif Bar


POST-RIDE
FARM TO FORK
BARBECUE

By Serendipity Catering

MENU

  • Caesar salad with focaccia croutons
  • New York cider braised pork with house-made cherry barbecue sauce served with coleslaw and rolls
  • Colavita pasta salad with local scape, pesto, artichokes, and peas
  • Corn bread with green chilies, cheese, and corn, served with butter
  • Dessert: assorted cookies and brownies
  • Beverages: lemonade and infused water

FINISHER BREW

Free pint from Lucky Hare Brewing for all finishers

TICKETS 

Adults: $29.99
Children 12 and under: $14.99
*Included in all ride registrations


MEET THE FARMERS DINNER

By Serendipity Catering

MENU

*Vegetarian options available
Includes wine pairings from the venue Atwater Estate Vineyards, including the special Farm to Fork Fondo blend

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

  • Local Merguez sausage rolls with chèvre
  • Grilled cheese with brie, local ham, fig jam, and arugula on local sourdough
  • Short rib, potato and cheese empanada with avocado dip

First Course

  • Lively Run Dairy chèvre tart with roasted shallot, crispy maple prosciutto, and F.Olivers cherry balsamic vinegar

Second Course

  • Chicken confit salad: pulled chicken confit, spring greens, local bacon lardon, Cayuga bleu cheese, and local Riesling vinaigrette

Main Course

  • Roasted Leg of Lamb with Colavita and pistachio gremolata
  • Homemade pea and ricotta ravioli served with snap peas and preserved lemon brown butter

Served Dessert

  • Strawberry trifle with grand mariner pound cake and orange mascarpone

TICKETS

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration

Outside Magazine names Farm to Fork Fondo one of 2017 Best Trips

Tyler Wren

The iconic magazine's 40th anniversary travel issue highlights our brand new Berkshires event in its "27 New Adventure Ideas."

Best Trips 2017

#5 - Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires

Former pro cyclist Tyler Wren knows what motivates riders up a steep climb: craft beer and the smell of slow-cooked brisket. Looking to lure more people onto bikes while supporting small New England farmers, Wren launched his Farm to Fork Fondo series in 2015. "Farms represent more than just gorgeous scenery," he says. "Behind every beautiful barn is a family doing work vital to our way of life." Between rest stops fueled with maple candies in Vermont or blueberry turnovers in Maine, riders cover ten-mile or even century-long rides lined with 5,00-foot King of the Hill climbs.

This summer, Farm to Fork Fondo will add a Berkshires tour in western Massachusetts to its menu, starting with a Meet the Farmers Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village and culminating with live music and a barbecue by Wheelhouse Farm, a local farm-to-table caterer. Rides from $40 to $450; farmforkfondo.com 

-Jen Murphy (2015 & 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo participant & Outside contributor)


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