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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 2018

August 10-11, 2018 - 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

 

What's New

Yes, the 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo - Finger Lakes was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2018, including:

  • Updated routes including much easier Piccolo Fondo and Ramble Ride courses
  • New Friday/Saturday format to make your post-ride drive home easier
  • 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 Atwater Estate Vineyards, 5055 NY-414, Burdett, NY 14818

Friday August 10, 2018 - Atwater Estate Vineyards

  • 5 to 7pm Packet pickup with Atwater Estate wine tastings
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner in the Atwater Estate vineyard presented by Northwestern Mutual and catered by Serendipity Catering (tickets required)

Saturday August 11, 2018 - Atwater Estate Vineyards

  • 6:30 to 8:30am Packet pickup in the Atwater Estate vineyard, 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
  • 11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue by Serendipity Catering (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
  • On-site activities: Atwater Estate tasting room

Latest Updates

Newsletter

Ride Details

GRAN - 88mi

MEDIO - 55mi

PICCOLO - 42mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 7mi

Note: space is limited to 550 riders and we expect to sell out

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.


Official Course Map

Gran Fondo
88 miles

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

DETAILS

ROUTE 

 

Medio Fondo
55 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

ROUTE

 

Piccolo Fondo
42 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

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

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

Early Bird
$124.99*
$105.99*
$87.99*
$44.99*
$22.99*

After Jan 16
$139.99*
$117.99*
$98.99*
$44.99*
$22.99*

After April 30
$151.99*
$129.99*
$110.99*
$44.99*
$22.99*

After Aug 5
$171.99*
$149.99*
$130.99*
$49.99*
$22.99*

 

*Plus $5 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee

 

FIRST CLASS REGISTRATION

Includes Standard Registration, Meet the Farmers Dinner ticket, Official 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo kit, and more! (full list of amenities)


Gran Fondo
Medio Fondo
Piccolo Fondo

Early Bird
$374.99*
$355.99*
$337.99*

After Jan 16
$389.99*
$367.99*
$348.99*

After Apr 31
$401.99*
$379.99*
$360.99*

After Aug 5
$421.99*
$399.99*
$380.99*

 

*Plus $5 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee

 

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
$30.99
$15.99

After Jan 16
$89.99
$30.99
$15.99

After July 30
$99.99
$30.99
$15.99

 

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 agritourismMost 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 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, New York 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


Wolftree Farm

Burdett


 

 

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Wolftree Farm is in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region on the slopes between the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and Finger Lakes National Forest. Their 92 acres are a mixture of field, forest and stream. They are a diverse operation producing meat and fiber from Icelandic sheep, honey from the apiary and pick-your-own blueberries. Their cultural and husbandry practices are based on organic farming principles where organic matter (whether from animal manure, cover crops or composts) is the nutrient source for the pastures and crops.  Insects and disease causing organisms are a reality in any farming system.  They encourage beneficials to thrive on the farm and utilize approved compounds when they are merited.  Besides their role as a fiber and food source,  sheep are an integral management tool for renovating old fields.

For more information please visit wolftree.com

Menus

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

Pint from Ithaca Beer Co, a local New York brewery
*Free for all participants of age

tickets 

Adults: $30.99
Children 12 and under: $15.99
*Included in all ride registrations


MEET THE FARMERS DINNER

By Serendipity Catering

presented by Thornton Wealth Management

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

$89.99
*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

ThorNton Wealth Management 

Braelin Thornton, Financial Adviser

Each of us has a different vision of what it means to be financially secure, and your vision is likely to change throughout your lifetime – when you begin your career, start a family, educate your children and enter retirement.  I can help you create a personalized financial plan that has a firm foundation in your beliefs and addresses your hopes for the future.

But achieving financial security takes more than creating a comprehensive plan; you also have to take action on your plan, and evaluate and adjust it over time.  Together, we’ll create a timeline to help protect you and your family now, and execute the steps necessary to respond to whatever life brings.

Learn more at NM.com.

Volunteers

OVERview

In 2017, Wrenegade Sports donated more than $25,000 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 decide which groups get the 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. Teams will compete by making sure each and every cyclist has an awesome day by being creative, enthusiastic and memorable with their interactions with the participants. At the end of your ride, you will vote for your favorite team and determine the size of the cash donations we give.

The Volunteer Competition is supported by sponsors, participant donations and 100% of all raffle ticket sale proceeds.  Learn more on our Volunteer Information Page.


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. Our 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


Fresh Start Health & Wellness Team

Team Green

Our Mission is : With God's help to provide healing and wholeness in mind, body, spirit and relationships through prayerful presence, study and resources. We welcome all with open hearts, open minds and an open door to share the healing love of Christ with individuals, families and the community.  We seek to work with local public an non-profit agencies that provide tor the needs of ALL people to build a healthy community respecting individuals faith and belief. Our task is to follow Jesus in Loving our neighbor as ourselves.  


Ithaca Community Garden

Team Pink

The Ithaca Community Garden, the main project of Project Growing Hope (PGH), is a not-for-profit, and completely volunteer run, membership 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

We are a not-for-profit nature center with two trail systems in Elmira, NY. Our 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." We hope you'll join us, because 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

 

official Event Hotel

Hotel Ithaca
222 South Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-1000

Our official event hotel for the second year in a row, the beautiful, renovated Hotel Ithaca is located in the heart of downtown Ithaca in the picturesque Finger Lakes. 

For a special participant discounted rate over the event weekend, call (607)272-1000 and reference 'Farm to Fork.' 

Suggested Area Activities

Presented by Visit Ithaca

 

Local Partners


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