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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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Farm to Fork Fondo - Finger Lakes

June 24-25, 2017 - Atwater Estate Vineyards - 5055 State Route 414, Burdett, NY

Glaciers carved the perfect conditions centuries ago for your breathtaking ride and the cultivation of the wine and cheese you'll sample along the way 

Overview

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at Atwater Estate Vineyards, 5055 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818  

Saturday June 24, 2017

  • 5 to 7pm Packet pickup with Atwater Estate wine tastings
  • 5:30pm Pro Rider Bicycle Skills Clinic for riders of all abilities, presented by Bianchi and Elite Performance Team
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner in the Atwater Estate vineyard by Serendipity Catering (tickets required)

SUnday June 25, 2017

  • 6:30 to 8:30am Packet pickup, Maple Hill Creamery & Seneca Sunrise Coffee Fuel-Up Station, and Bicycle First Aid Station open
  • 9am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)
  • 11am Ramble Ride departs
  • 11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue by Serendipity Catering (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music from The Pelotones
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
  • On-site activities: Atwater Estate tasting room

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Ride Details

GRAN - 90MI

MEDIO - 50MI

PICCOLO - 35MI

RAMBLE RIDE - 10MI

Note: space is limited to 500 riders and we expect to sell out

Gran Fondo
90 miles

Nearly 4,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of Finger Lakes farms. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

  • 3,929 feet of elevation gain
  • 6 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 5 timed segments
  • All paved

ROUTE

What's included

Learn more on our What's a Farm to Fork Fondo and our First Class Experience pages


Medio Fondo
50 Miles

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

DETAILS

  • 2,966 feet of elevation gain
  • 4 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 3 Ride With GPS timed segments
  • All paved

ROUTE

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

    Learn more on our What's a Farm to Fork Fondo and our First Class Experience pages


    Piccolo Fondo
    35 Miles

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

    DETAILS

    • 2,237 feet of elevation gain
    • 3 Aid Stations at local farms
    • 2 Ride With GPS timed segments
    • All paved

    ROUTE

      WHAT'S INCLUDED

      Learn more on our What's a Farm to Fork Fondo and our First Class Experience pages


      Ramble Ride
      10 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
      • All paved

      ROUTE

      WHAT'S INCLUDED

      Learn more on our What's a Farm to Fork Fondo page

      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
      $125.99*
      $99.99*
      $79.99*
      $39.99
      $22.99

      After Jan 16
      $135.99*
      $109.99*
      $89.99*
      $39.99
      $22.99

      After Apr 3
      $147.99*
      $121.99*
      $102.99*
      $39.99
      $22.99

      After May 30
      $167.99*
      $141.99*
      $122.99*
      $39.99
      $22.99

       

      *Plus $3 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
      $375.99*
      $349.99*
      $329.99*

      After Jan 16
      $385.99*
      $359.99*
      $339.99*

      After Apr 3
      $397.99*
      $371.99*
      $352.99*

      After May 30
      $417.99*
      $391.99*
      $372.99*

       

      *Plus $3 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

      $79.99
      $29.99
      $14.99

       

      Featured Farms

      Overview

      Photo credit Atwater Estate Vineyards

      The Finger Lakes area is New York's largest wine producing region. Over 100 wineries and vineyards are located around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus, and Hemlock Lakes. Because of the lakes' great depth, they provide a lake effect to the lush vineyards that flank their shores.

      The Finger Lakes has become one of he most diversified agricultural areas of New York. The region is also home to a hard cider renaissance, a strong cheese alliance, and a broad range of farms participating agri-tourismMost of the farms are family owned and range from part-time farmers to large farms with millions of dollars invested. In addition to dozens of dairy farms, the local farms also produce a variety of flavorful grapes, apples, cherries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries depending on the season.


      Atwater Estate Vineyards

      Start/finish
      Burdett

      Atwater Estate Vineyards is located on the southeastern shore of Seneca Lake in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. The estate's vineyards contain sixteen different varieties of grapes that grow on a beautiful glacier-carved hillside that extends from the tasting room to just above the water’s edge.Atwater's portfolio of wines include dynamic varietals and artful blends to please every palate.

      With a spectacular panoramic view of the lake as a backdrop, the estate's tasting room is open to sample current vintages throughout the year. Atwater produces 8,000 cases of wine per year. For more information visit AtwaterVineyards.com.


      Blue Heron Farm

      Lodi

      Blue Heron Farm specializes in growing organic produce for wholesale, retail and restaurant markets in Ithaca, Brooklyn, and the Finger Lakes. Farmers Robin Ostfeld and Lou Johns have co-owned and managed Blue Heron as a certified organic farm since 1987.

      The farm family is very committed to maintaining the health and biodiversity of their farm, and growing the most nutritious and tasty food possible. They use beneficial insects to eat pests like aphids in the greenhouses, and create habitat in their fields for beneficials and insect-eating birds.

      More on the Blue Heron Farm Website.


      Muranda Cheese Company

      Waterloo

      The Muranda Cheese Company produces all natural, raw cheeses using only milk from Registered Holsteins raised on site in Waterloo, N.Y. 

      Tom and Nancy Murray have been raising some of the world’s most well-known Holstein cows for more than two decades. In 1997, one of the Murray’s Muranda cows set the world record for milk production and held it for 13 years.

      More on the Muranda Cheese Company Website.


      Varick Winery

      Romulus

      Varick Winery was founded in 2004 on the west shore of Cayuga Lake.  It sits on 148 acres and features a new winery and tasting room, an 1833 cobblestone house, an 1820's German forebay barn, 26 acres of wine grapes, 3 acres of table grapes and 5 acres of cherries. 

      Since 2004, the Rozzano family has had the pleasure of crafting wine and preparing savory dishes to share with their guests. The winery also grows cherries and hosts an annual cherry festival that will coincide with the Farm to Fork Fondo event. 

      More on the Varick Winery website.


      Lively Run Goat Dairy

      Interlaken

      Lively Run Dairy is one of the longest operating commercial goat dairies in the country, beginning production in New York in 1982 and pioneering goat cheese in the American marketplace. The current owners of Lively Run, the Messmer family, took over operations in 1995, after Steve Messmer was discharged from military service and brought his family back from Europe in the early 1990s. 

      The entire Messmer family and Lively Run staff works to continue the mission of bringing healthy, sustainable, and delicious cheese reminiscent of the cheese they enjoyed while living in Germany and France to the growing Finger Lakes region.

      More on the Lively Run Goat Dairy Website.


      Silver Queen Farm

      Trumansburg

      Silver Queen Farms is a small, family-owned farm in Trumansburg, NY started by Gordie and Liz Gallup in 2001. The farm grows a variety of crops, and hosts weddings and other events.

      The farm is open for pick-your-own strawberries in the month of June, just in time for Farm to Fork Fondo - Finger Lakes. The farm's produce is also available at the barn store from June-October, at local farmers’ markets, and as u-pick fruit and vegetables at the farm throughout the summer. They also have a Market Share CSA. 

      More on the Silver Queen Farm Website.


      Plow Break Farm

      Burdett

      Plowbreak Farm was started 5 years ago by husband and wife Aaron Munzer and Kara Cusolito in Hector, New York near Seneca Lake. They grow 113 varieties of vegetables, herbs and annual fruit — from arugula, lettuce and kale to tomatoes, onions, thyme, watermelons and husk cherries. They feed 75 families through a CSA and also sell to local restaurants committed to offering fresh local food.

      More on the Plow Break Farm Website

      Menus

      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

      Local beer partner information coming soon... 

      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

      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

      All tickets include wine pairings from Atwater Estate Vineyards.

      Tickets

      $79.99
      *Included in First Class Registration

      Note: All menus subject to change


      Aid Station 'Small Bites'

       

      Muranda Cheese Company

      Torta rustica - by Main Street Kitchen in Waterloo, NY
       - Featured ingredients: Raw milk cheeses from the farm
       - Routes: Gran

      finger lakes cider house 

      Hard cider - made on the farm
       - Featured ingredients: Apples from the farm
       - Routes: Gran & Medio

      Lively Run Goat Dairy

      Goat milk cheesecake - made on the farm
       - Featured ingredient: Dairy from the farm's goats
       - Routes: Gran & Medio

      Silver Queen Farm

      Strawberry gelato - by The Cremeria
       - Featured ingredients: Strawberries from the farm
       - Routes: Gran, & Medio

      Plow Break Farm

      Wood-fired gourmet pizza bites - by The Rusty Oven  
       - Featured ingredient: Vegetables from the farm's CSA & Maple Hill Creamery mozzerala
       - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo

      More menu items coming soon...
      Note: all aid stations are also stocked with ride fuel from GU & Clif Bar

      Travel Information

      Travel Information

      Directions

      All activities at Atwater Estate Vineyards, 5055 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818
      Free on-site parking

       

      Official Event Hotel

      Hotel Ithaca

      Our official Farm to Fork Fondo host hotel in nearby Ithaca, NY, is offering discounted rates to all Farm to Fork Fondo participants over the event weekend. Call 607-272-1000 or e-mail ahughes@harthotels.com to book your stay. Hotel amenities include full-service dining, heated pool, wi-fi and tons of nearby farms and activities.

      Suggested Area Activities

      Presented by Visit Ithaca

       

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