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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.

Finger Lakes 2019

August 9-10, 2019 Atwater Estate Vineyards, Burdett, NY

Overview
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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

 

Event SCHEDULE

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

Friday August 9, 2019

  • 4:30 to 6:30pm Packet Pickup with Atwater Estate wine tastings

  • 6:30pm Meet the Farmers Dinner in the Atwater Estate vineyard (tickets required)

Saturday August 10, 2019

  • 7 to 8:30am Packet Pickup and Bicycle Tune-Up Station open

  • 9am 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) and Festival Market (open to the public)

  • 1 to 5pm Live music

  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony

  • On-site activities: Atwater Estate tasting room


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Ride Details

GRAN - 88mi

MEDIO - 54mi

PICCOLO - 37mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 7mi

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.


Stages segment challenge

Segment Challenge

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
88 miles

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

DETAILS

  • 6 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 4 timed segments

ROUTE 

 

Medio Fondo
54 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

  • 5 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 2 timed segments

ROUTE

 

Piccolo Fondo
37 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

  • 3 Aid Stations at local farms

  • 1 timed segment

ROUTE 

 

Ramble Ride
7 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 

 

*Exact route details are subject to change. Check back here 24 hours before the event for all final cue sheet and GPX files

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 July 14
$137.99
$117.99
$97.99
$39.99
$24.99

Regular
Until August 4
$147.99
$127.99
$107.99
$39.99
$24.99

Event Week*
Until August 8
$159.99
$139.99
$119.99
$44.99
$24.99

 

Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on Friday and Saturday 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 August 4
$389.99
$369.99
$349.99

Event Week*
Until August 8
$399.99
$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 August 4
$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

Event Week
Until August 8
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99

 

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 the 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 agritourism. Most 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. Blue Heron has been a certified organic farm since 1987.

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

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. 

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 work 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 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. 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

Hector

Plowbreak Farm was started 7 years ago by husband and wife Aaron Munzer and Kara Cusolito 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


cheerful cherry Farm

Hector


 

 

Info coming soon…


CrossWinds Farm & Creamery

Ovid

Crosswinds Farm

Crosswinds Farm & Creamery is home to roughly 125 Brown Swiss dairy cows, many crossbred pigs, and a flock of several breeds of egg laying chickens. Their top priority is the comfort and health of their four-legged (and two-legged) family. The entire herd of Brown Swiss has been born and raised on the farm, and most have been with Crosswinds for 6 or 7 generations. Each have names, and are well cared for. They are 12th generation farmers that handcraft a portion of the milk that the cows produce into delicious artisan cheeses like Butternut Baby Swiss and Rose’s Reserve.

For more information visit CrosswindsFarmCreamery.com

Menus

Note: All menus subject to change

POST-RIDE
FARM TO FORK
BARBECUE

By Serendipity Catering

Buffet MENU

  • Carnitas taco bar: choice of pork or tofu with tortillas, cumin and lime slaw, pickled onion, New York Cabot sharp cheddar, tomato salsa, and avocado crema

  • Chopped salad with romaine lettuce, peppers, corn, black beans, radish, and crispy spiced chickpeas with a creamy roasted jalapeño and cilantro dressing

  • Beans braised with chilies

  • Chipotle potato salad with sweet and white potatoes

  • Coconut and Mexican chocolate bread pudding

  • Lemonade and infused waters

*Vegetarian options available

Finisher brew

Provided by Lucky Hare, a local New York farm 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


MEET THE FARMERS DINNER

Catered by Serendipity Catering

Sponsored by Elite Performance Team

Menu

Includes wine pairings from Atwater Estate Vineyards

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

  • Pork belly BLT: cider-braised pork belly, tomato jam, Colavita apple vinegar aioli, garnished with micro greens

  • Brushetta crostini: heirloom tomato, Lively Run goat cheese, Colavita olive oil, basil on a baguette

  • Spring roll: Seasonal vegetables and Ithaca tofu with house plum house

First Course

  • Corn flan: roasted corn and tomato, radish, local feta, bacon, with leek and lime aioli

Second Course

  • Caprese panzalla with heirloom tomato, watermelon, fresh mozzarella, cucumber, mint, mixed greens, Colavita vinaigrette, and grilled crostini

Main Course

  • Chicken roulade: locally raised chicken stuffed with fataouille farce, crispy herb polenta, sauteed cabbage, and chicken jus

Dessert

  • Individual chocolate marquee cakes with cocoa nib tuille, Frangelico cream, and raspberry meringue

  • Gimme! regular and decaffeinated coffee

  • Harney & Sons assorted hot teas

*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 soon

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


Chef Profile

Serendipity Catering is a full-service catering and event planning company based in Ithaca, NY. Serendipity focuses on delivering exceptional service and perfectly detailed presentation for weddings and special events. Their culinary team is constantly creating and developing new ways to incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into the kitchen.

Learn more at SerendipityCatering.biz.


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

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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


STEPS
 

Team Blue

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation awarded the S2AY Rural Health Network a Neighborhood Health Status Improvement grant for improving long-term health outcomes for the residents in the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid, and Romulus. STEPS (Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions) is not a service provider. It is a resident-driven project that targets health consequences by addressing broad social, physical, and economic context or the social determinants of health (SDOH).

How and where individuals live, work and play directly influence health. STEPS’ grassroots efforts empower residents to improve SDOH for community well-being by carrying out self-designed and initiated plans for improvement.

For more information visit Senecasteps.org or contact the office at (607)403-0069. 


FLARE

Team Orange - "Mechanical Meltdown" 

Mechanical Meltdown is a local robotics team based in Watkins Glen under the Finger Lakes Area Robotics Education (FLARE) program. It is open to all middle-to-high school-aged Finger Lakes Area youth. Our goal is to increase opportunities for area youth to gain real-world, hands-on experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Youth compete in FIRST Robotics competitions, designing and building their own robot through teamwork to compete in a new challenge each year. They also develop leadership, business, and communication skills by mentoring younger team members, visiting local STEM businesses, fundraising to support the team, doing oral presentations, and developing a comprehensive engineering notebook. These youth are preparing to become the next leaders in our community and beyond.

For more information visit FLARE's Facebook page


Ithaca Community Garden

Team Pink

The Ithaca Community Garden, the main project of Project Growing Hope (PGH), is a completely volunteer-run, membership nonprofit organization devoted to furthering community food self-sufficiency.

We provide garden sites, tools, water, manure, compost, gardening, and scholarship help to gardeners in the Ithaca area. We also provide free garden sites to community organizations, and with the help of a special garden site and volunteers, we grow and donate vegetables to the neighborhood Food Net. Gardeners also donate their excess produce to the Food Net. 


Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum

Team Purple

Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum is a nonprofit nature center with two trail systems in Elmira, NY. Their mission is "to lead and support education and preservation efforts in our region to achieve a heightened awareness, understanding, and caring for our natural environment." In their own words: “The last forty years shown us again and again what a great community we have: from the tiniest spring peeper to our brawniest trail maintenance volunteers, each member helps makes Tanglewood the best place to be - naturally!”

Travel Info

Travel Information

Directions

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

 

partner Event Hotel

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The Hotel Ithaca
The beautiful, renovated Hotel Ithaca is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca, just a half hour from our event venue. The hotel is adjacent to the Ithaca Commons and just steps from an array of eclectic shopping and dining from around the world. The Farm to Fork Fondo participant rate of $199/night is available Friday and Saturday of event week. To reserve, please call the hotel for a reservation at 607-272-1000 and mention that you’re a Farm to Fork Fondo participant, group code 4018. You may also reserve online here. Reservations must be made before July 10, 2019 to assure this great rate. August is high season for tourism in the Finger Lakes, don’t wait too long to make your reservation!

car rentals

We’re pleased to have National Car-Rental & Enterprise Rent-a-Car as our preferred car-rental providers. Our corporate ID# is XZ246T8. This ID can also be used for a discount for all Wrenegade Sports events and for personal travel as well. There are three convenient ways to book an online reservation via the Wrenegade account:

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