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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.

Asheville 2019

June 29-30, 2019 — Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Fairview, NC

Overview
Blue Ridge Mountain Asheville NC
 

Ride in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

 

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd., Fairview, NC 28730

saturday June 29, 2019

  • 4 to 6:30pm Packet pickup at Hickory Nut Gap Farm

  • 6:30pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)

SUnday June 30, 2019

  • 6:30 to 7:45am Packet Pickup Forto Coffee Station, and Bicycle Tune-Up Station open

  • 8am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)

  • 10:30am Ramble Ride departs

  • 11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue (tickets required)

  • 1 to 5pm Live music

  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony


Latest Updates

Newsletter

Ride Details

GRAN - 80mi

MEDIO - 55mi

PICCOLO - 35mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 9mi

Note: All routes are subject to change up to 24 hours before the event

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Moderate+
Constantly rolling hills with some sustained climbing

Part of our mission is to provide achievable challenges to participants of all ages and abilities. Some of our events have routes that are more difficult than others, so we provide general ratings of Easy, Moderate, or Difficult for you to find the events of ours that best suit your goals. 

Note: Our Ramble Rides are always accessible to all levels of riders.


segment challenge

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Compete for the coveted Polka Chicken jersey and see how you stack up in our optional age-graded timed segment competition. View the segments and RSVP for the Stages Segment Challenge on the Ride With GPS Event Page.

More information on our Segment Challenge Page.


Gran Fondo
80 miles

6,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of farms. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

  • 5 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 4-6 timed segments

ROUTE 

 

Medio Fondo
55 Miles

Get up close and personal with Blue Ridge Mountain agriculture. Challenge yourself on some climbs and take in the views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package. 

DETAILS

  • 4 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 3-5 timed segments

ROUTE

 

Piccolo Fondo
35 Miles

Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

  • 3 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 1-2 timed segment

ROUTE 

 

Ramble Ride
9 Miles

See some farms and lovely views by bike. Wave to your friends. Cross the finish line. Relax and dine. Happy tummies ride local. 

DETAILS

  • 1 Aid Station at a local farm

ROUTE 

 
Prices

STANDARD REGISTRATION

Includes post-ride barbecue, treats along your ride, and much more! (full list of amenities)



Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo
Ramble Ride - Adult
Ramble Ride - Child

Launch Special
Until January 18
$129.99
$109.99
$89.99
$39.99
$24.99

Early Bird
Until June 2
$134.99
$114.99
$94.99
$39.99
$24.99

Regular
Until June 23
$142.99
$122.99
$102.99
$39.99
$24.99

Event Week*
Until June 28
$152.99
$132.99
$112.99
$44.99
$29.99

Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend


FIRST CLASS REGISTRATION

Includes Standard Registration, Meet the Farmers Dinner ticket, Official 2019 Farm to Fork Fondo kit, and more! (full list of amenities)



Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo

Early Bird
Until June 23
$389.99
$369.99
$349.99

Event Week*
Until June 28
$389.99
$379.99
$359.99

 

Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend


ADDITIONAL MEAL TICKETS

You don't have to ride a bike to have a great time! 



Meet the Farmers Dinner
Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue - Adult
Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue - Child

Early Bird
Until June 23
$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

Event Week
Until June 28
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99

 

Farms

Overview

Photo credit Explore Asheville

Farm to Fork Fondo - Asheville will highlight the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of the vibrant city of Asheville. Fairview is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and filled with picturesque farmland and the edible adventures along the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail. 

In the Asheville area you’ll find an abundance of independent shops, farm-fresh eateries, and a remarkably distinctive mountain vibe is what you will expect as you stroll through the vibrant entertainment hub in the heart of Asheville. The region’s passionate food culture has evolved area restaurants’ palates, and chefs are now seeking out sustainable food to provide farm-to-table restaurant experiences.


Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Start/finish
Fairview

Family-owned and operated, Hickory Nut Gap Farm is both a destination and a source with pasture-raised meats, agritourism, and other agricultural pursuits.

Fall in love with the land's gently rolling pastures that cradle herds of grass-fed cattle, pastured pigs, and free-range laying hens just as founders Jim and Elizabeth McClure did 100 years ago. For more information visit HickoryNutGapFarm.com


Cloud 9 Farm

Fletcher

Cloud 9 Farm is a private mini-estate in the countryside with 200 acres of wooded nature trails and bottom land. A great, scenic spot to stop along your ride. They sum it up in a fun jingle:

“Beds, Berries, Trees… Beef and Honey Bees and don’t forget the chickens… and turkeys!”

More on the Cloud 9 Farm Website.


Turgua Brewing

Fairview

Owner Phil Desenne grew up in Venezuela in a region called Turgua. Home to many exotic fruits and varietals, he moved to Asheville and the beautiful Fairview area to make a permanent home. Since opening in March of 2017, Turgua Brewing has focuses on making unique beers featuring locally sourced ingredients. With a three barrel system, a tasting room, acres of established apple, cherry, and hazelnut trees alongside mature blueberry bushes, some ingredients come right from the backyard.

More on the Turgua Brewing Website.


Flying Cloud Farm

Fairview

Nestled in the last open valley before the road climbs the mountain to the continental divide, you’ll find family-operated Flying Cloud Farm. Managed by Isaiah and Annie Louise Perkinson, the farm grows vegetables, berries, and flowers using sustainable methods without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides. Enjoy the beautiful historic landscape at Flying Cloud Farm.

More on the Flying Cloud Farm Website.


More Coming Soon

Menus

Note: All menus subject to change

POST-RIDE
FARM TO FORK
BARBECUE

By Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Buffet MENU - Coming Soon

Sample menu from past event below

  • Caesar salad with focaccia croutons

  • Cider braised pork with house-made cherry barbecue sauce served with coleslaw and rolls (barbecue tofu available for vegetarians)

  • 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

*Vegetarian options available

Finisher brew

Pint from Hi-Wire Brewing, a local Asheville brewery
*One pint included with your registration cost for all finishers over 21

tickets 

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


Note: All menus subject to change

MEET THE FARMERS DINNER

Catered by Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Sponsored by Elite Performance Team

Menu - Coming Soon

Sample menu from past event below

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

  • Chèvre tart with roasted shallot, crispy maple prosciutto, and cherry balsamic vinegar

Second Course

  • Chicken confit salad: pulled chicken confit, spring greens, local bacon lardon, 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

*Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available for each course

Tickets

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration

Note: All menus subject to change


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

 

Small bites menu coming Spring 2019

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


Dinner Sponsor

Elite Performance Team

Dr. Jan Kasprowicz and his team at New Jersey Chiropractic & Sports Recovery understand and promote the importance of high-quality locally sourced food.

Learn more at eliteperformanceteam.org.

Volunteers

OVERview

Farm to Fork Fondo Volunteer Competition

In 2018, Wrenegade Foundation donated more than $50,000 to local organizations in our host communities via our Farm to Fork Fondo Volunteer Competitions. This year we'll be giving away even more, and your votes help decide which groups get the biggest donations.

At each Farm to Fork Fondo event, all the volunteers will be assigned to teams that each represent a different area farm or charitable organization. From the registration tent to the last aid station, you will be greeted and cheered on by volunteers who are competing to bring the most spirit to the day. Ask questions of the volunteer teams to get to know them, their missions, and what makes the event host community unique. At the end of your ride, you will vote for your favorite team and help determine the size of the cash donations we give.

The Volunteer Competition is supported by tax-deductible participant donations to Wrenegade Foundation, sponsors, and 100% of all raffle ticket sales.

Note: New volunteer groups will be announced Summer 2019


organizationS


 

TEAM INFORMATION COMING SPRING 2019

Help out at the Fondo and support your local farms and community groups.

Learn more about volunteering at Farm to Fork Fondo - Asheville on our volunteer information page.


Travel Info

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd., Fairview, NC 28730
Free on-site parking

 

Official Event Hotel

Coming soon

Additional Local Lodging Partners

Cloud 9 Farm

Stay on-site at one of our featured farms, a private mini-estate in the country with blueberries, cows, chickens, and 200 acres of wooded nature trails. The property includes just three unique vacation rentals, so book early for a chance to stay.

More at Cloud9Relaxation.com.

Suggested Area Activities

presented by Explore Asheville

 

Local Partners


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