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Burlington, VT, 05401
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518.662.0211

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

Garden State 2018

October 13-14, 2018 - Whitesbog Historic Village, Browns Mills, NJ

Overview
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Pedal your way past deep crimson cranberry bogs and uninhabited pine lands as you experience the unique agricultural history that gave this state its fabled nickname -- Garden State

 

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at Whitesbog Historic Village
120 West White Bogs Rd, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Saturday October 13, 2018

  • 5 to 7pm Packet Pickup 
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at the Barrel Factory (tickets required)

SUnday October 14, 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

Latest Updates

Ride Details

GRAN - 80MI

MEDIO - 55MI

PICCOLO - 35MI

RAMBLE RIDE - 10MI

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

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Easy
Flat routes

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. 


Gran Fondo
80 miles

Dozens of New Jersey Pine Barrens farms. Breathtaking views over sprawling cranberry bogs and blueberry farms. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

  • 954 feet of elevation gain 
  • 7 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 5 timed sections

ROUTE 

 

Medio Fondo
55 Miles

Get up close and personal with a variety of local New Jersey farms. Enjoy the light breezes and take in the gorgeous fall views of the iconic Pine Barrens. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package. 

DETAILS

  • 751 feet of elevation gain 
  • 5 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 2 timed sections

ROUTE 

 

Piccolo Fondo
35 Miles

Bucolic landscapes, working farms and beautiful views of New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

  • 508 feet of elevation gain
  • 3 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 1 timed section

ROUTE 

 

Ramble Ride
10 Miles

See some farms and lovely Pine Barrens 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

Early Bird
$124.99*
$105.99*
$87.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After Jan 16
$139.99*
$117.99*
$98.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After July 30
$151.99*
$129.99*
$110.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After Sept 30
$171.99*
$149.99*
$130.99*
$44.99*
$24.99*

*Plus $12 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and Whitesbog Preservation Trust,
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 July 30
$401.99*
$379.99*
$360.99*

After Sept 30
$414.99*
$395.99*
$377.99*

*Plus $12 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and Whitesbog Preservation Trust,
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
$29.99
$14.99

After July 9
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99

 
Featured Farms

OVERVIEW

About one quarter of the State of New Jersey is a largely uninhabited preserve called the Pinelands. The Pinelands are a result of geological transformations occurring over millenia, with humans beginning to shape the landscape 10,000 years ago.

European settlement brought towns and industries to the Pines, and began to change the landscape in ways previously unseen. The ghostly remains of industrial villages like Martha, where an iron furnace operated in the early 1800s, and Harrisville, where a paper mill flourished in the late 1800s, can still be seen. Company towns like Double Trouble Village, a cranberry farm and packing plant, and our venue Whitesbog Village, where Elizabeth White domesticated the blueberry, are today well-preserved examples of a bygone way of life in the Pines.

Today, large-scale cranberry and blueberry farming continue to provide an economic foundation for the region, making New Jersey the second-largest producer of blueberries in the country.


Whitesbog Historic Village

Browns Mills
Start/finish venue

Our venue Whitesbog Historic Village is a preserved early 20th-century company town and agricultural community. In the early 1900s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey, and its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. Aside from its immense success with cranberries, Whitesbog is also where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated.

Today, Whitesbog is part of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest and is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites. Whitesbog includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads, and Pine Barrens forests.


Pine Barrens Native Fruits

Browns Mills

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Pine Barrens Native Fruits offers products straight from the hearts and hands of 5th generation cranberry and blueberry farmers, Joe Darlington & Brenda Conner. Experience foods exploding with natural flavor and goodness. The farm doesn't “flavor” their products; their products simply have flavor, authentically and naturally! That flavor comes from choosing the best-tasting varieties, growing them in their native environment, harvesting them at their peak, and then sorting out only the highest quality berries for use in our products. They then use whole berries in our product recipes to make sure ALL the healthy goodness and flavor gets to your family.

Joe & Brenda also invite you to experience the native agriculture difference for yourself through their farm through tours and special events. They love teaching about their history, heritage, business, culture, and of course farming activities. They don’t hire people to entertain you … 5th generation cranberry and blueberry grower, Brenda Conner provides the inside scoop and personally gives you the opportunity to experience what happens every day on a 160-year old working farm in the Pine Barrens.


Lee Brothers Cranberry Farm

Chatsworth

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Lee Brothers, Inc., is a family-owned cranberry and forestry plantation in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands.  Members of the Ocean Spray Grower-Owned Cooperative since 1952, the Lee Family invites you to learn about the culture, history and beauty of farming in one of the most serene landscapes on the Eastern Seaboard. 

Learn more at LeeCran.com


Theodore budd & sons Cranberries

Southampton

More soon...


Bear Berries

Browns Mills

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More soon...


Menus

Post-Ride
Farm to Fork
Barbecue

By Brother Bear's BBQ & Catering

Buffet Menu

Main Course

  • Barbecued pulled pork
  • Barbecued chicken legs
  • Barbecued vegetarian option

Sides

  • Gourmet mac n' cheese
  • Baked beans
  • Amish potato salad
  • Amish corn bread

Dessert

  • Funnel cake French fries

Beverages

  • Homemade lemonade
  • Cucumber-infused water

*Vegetarian options available

Tickets

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

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Meet the Farmers Dinner

 

Menu

Menu 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 Whitesbog Historic Village - 120 West Whites Bogs Rd,
Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Free on-site parking

 

Official EVent Hotel 

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Courtyard Marriott Burlington - 30 Western Drive, Westhampton, NJ 08060. 30 minutes from the venue Whitesbog Village.

Reserve your room at their special Farm to Fork Fondo booking page for a discounted participant rate for the night of Oct 13. 

Suggested Area Activities

Presented by Visit South Jersey

  • Cranberry Harvest Tour at Pine Barrens Native Fruits - See the cranberry harvest and learn about growing cranberries from a 5th generation grower
  • Wine and Ale Trail of South Jersey
  • Burlington County Farmers' Market, Saturday, October 13 from 8:30am to 1pm, 500 Centerton Rd, Moorsetown, NJ
  • Cranberry Connection Road Shows - tour the bogs of the Pine Barrens by car with a lifelong cranberry farmer 
 

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