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Wrenegade Sports, LLC
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Burlington, VT 05401

241 Pine St, Suite 314
Burlington, VT, 05401
United States

518.662.0211

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

Vermont's Champlain Islands 2018

July 21-22, 2018 - Snow Farm Winery, South Hero, VT

Overview
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Stunning lake and mountain views, quaint villages, quiet meandering roads, fresh and fantastic local foods -- this is Vermont, the heart of the small farm movement

 

What's new
for 2018

Yes, the 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont was awesome! Guess what?? We have a completely revamped Vermont event planned for 2018: Farm to Fork Fondo - Champlain Islands! Here's what to expect:

  • An all new location in the picturesque Lake Champlain Islands 
  • Exciting new start/finish venue at Snow Farm Winery
  • Brand new routes with new featured farms and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge with on-site upload station
  • New pre-ride Forto coffee station with free cold-brew coffee shots
  • Another brand spankin' new Bianchi bike to give away
  • New merchandise items including the official 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo kit by Pactimo and new artist's collection
  • More money for local farms and community groups through the Volunteer Competition
  • Streamlined check-in process at Packet Pickup

Event Schedule

All activities at Snow Farm Vineyard
190 West Shore Rd, South Hero, VT, 054086

SATURDAY JULY 21, 2018

  • 5 to 7pm Packet Pickup and wine sampling at the tasting room
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)

SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018

  • 6:30 to 8am Packet pickup, Forto Coffee Station, and Bicycle Tune-Up Station open
  • 8:30am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)
  • 10:30am Ramble Ride departs
  • 11am to 6pm Farm to Fork Post-Ride Barbecue open (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music 
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony

Ride Details

GRAN

MEDIO

PICCOLO

RAMBLE RIDE

Note: space is limited to 600 riders and we expect to sell out

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Easy+

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.



Gran Fondo
75-90 miles


Dozens of Vermont farms. Breathtaking views and rolling green hills and Lake Champlain. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

  • 5-8 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 4-5 timed sections

ROUTE - coming soon


Medio Fondo
45-60 Miles

Get up close and personal with Lake Champlain and a variety of local Vermont farms along its borders. Enjoy the light breezes and take in the gorgeous summer-in-Vermont views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package. 

DETAILS

  • 4-6 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 2 timed sections

ROUTE - Coming soon


Piccolo Fondo
25-40 Miles

Bucolic landscapes, working farms and stunning views on and around Lake Champlain. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

  • 3-4 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 1 timed section

ROUTE - Coming soon


Ramble Ride
8-12 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 - coming soon


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

Early Bird
$119.99*
$102.99*
$85.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After Jan 16
$132.99*
$113.99*
$95.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After April 31
$144.99*
$125.99*
$107.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After July 9
$164.99*
$145.99*
$127.99*
$44.99*
$24.99*

*Plus $5 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition


FIRST CLASS REGISTRATION

Includes Standard Registration, Meet the Farmers Dinner ticket, Official 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo kit, and more! (full list of amenities)


Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo

Early Bird
$369.99*
$352.99*
$335.99*
 

After Jan 16
$382.99*
$363.99*
$345.99*

After April 31
$394.99*
$375.99*
$357.99*

After July 9
$414.99*
$395.99*
$377.99*

*Plus $5 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition


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
$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

After July 9
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99

 
Featured Farms

OVERVIEW

Farming has always played a large role in the lives of Vermonters, but today it faces more pressure than ever before and much of the state's quiet country landscape is in danger.

In the late 1700's Vermont was filled with self-sufficient farmers, consuming everything they grew on their land. Then sheep were introduced and became a major source of income until the Civil War when dairy cows began to take prominence. Milk and dairy products have since been the state's signature, recently accounting for as much as 79% of Vermont's annual agriculture revenues. 

But farming in Vermont is changing. There are fewer and fewer farms and less and less of the land in the state is used for agriculture. Rising land prices and taxes have lead to residential development of many of Vermont's farms. The ones that have survived hold the prime farmland or have diversified into beef cattle, pigs, turkeys, eggs, apples, honey and maple syrup. The brightest change recently has come from young Vermonter farmers creating artisan cheeses, craft breweries, high-quality organic fruits and vegetables, and more.  


Snow Farm WInery

South Hero
Start/Finish

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Snow Farm Winery and Vineyard began as a dream in 1996 – to preserve Vermont’s agricultural land in the face of rapid development by providing an alternative for farmers. The location, on an island in the middle of Lake Champlain permits them to grow cooler climate vinifera grapes, Pinot Noir and Riesling, as well as the more cold hardy French Hybrids, Vidal Blanc and Baco Noir. Thanks to Vermont’s cold winter temperatures, Snow Farm also produces an ice wine, a product that cannot be made in many other places in the world.

For More information visit SnowFarm.com.


Hackett's Orchard

South Hero

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Welcome to Hackett's Orchard, a family owned diversified farm and farm market in South Hero, Vermont - with 47 varieties of apples, fresh cider donuts, apple cider, vegetables, pumpkins, Vermont maple syrup and more. Enjoy their picnic and play area, and scheduled fall wagon rides and orchard tours. .


Goulet Farm Stand

South Hero

 

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A farm stand in South Hero VT. Situated with a scenic lakeside view of Lake Champlain. 
They are open everyday selling fresh local fruit,vegetables, eggs, honey, syrups, salsa, and baked goods. The ingredients are grown fresh from the farm. Click here to visit their facebook page.


Hall Home Place

Isle la Motte

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The cidery is located in the scenic Hall's Orchard of Isle La Motte. The property has been in the family since the late 1700's and different generations of Halls have been cultivating apples and pears since the orchard was started. From 1828 until 2005 when the matriarch of the family, Mina Hall, passed away these generations of Halls have lived in the family farm house. The house is one of the historic stone houses built by the Scottish stone mason, James Ritchie. The stone in the house was quarried on the island and ancient coral reef fossils can be found in them. In an effort to help keep the orchard in the family and operating successfully Steve and Carol Hall Stata began restoring the family farm house and in 2008 started a seasonal café. The Café is in a renovated carriage barn attached to the house. Building on the success of the café, in 2009 they decided to experiment with making ice cider. We made 3 different varieties, all of which were delicious. The response was immediate and we quickly sold everything we had produced and we began making plans for expansion. In 2010 we tripled production and added a fourth variety. 2011 found us tripling again and adding a fifth variety. Click here to visit their website.
 

 
Menus

Post-Ride
Farm to Fork
Barbecue

 

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Menu

Menus coming soon...
*Vegetarian options available

Tickets

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


Meet the Farmers Dinner

 

Menu

Menus coming soon...
*Vegetarian options available

Tickets

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

Full Aid Station Menus coming Soon

*Note all aid stations are also stocked with ride fuel from Gu & Clif Bar

Travel Information

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Snow Farm Winery - 190 West Shore Road,. South Hero, VT 05486
Free on-site parking

 

OFFICIAL lodging partners

Official Event Hotel

Coming soon...

Crescent Bay Farm Bed & Breakfast

Stay on-site at the farm with the comforts of home in a country farmhouse setting. Contact innkeepers Julie and Dave Lane at 802-324-5563 and mention Farm to Fork Fondo. 

More at Crescentbaybb.com.

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