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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 - Hudson Valley

June 10-11, 2017 - Pennings Farm - 161 South Route 94, Warwick, NY

Escape to rows of rich black fields standing guard like soldiers against the pressure of the world's most iconic urban landscape. Breathe deeply as you pedal through the beautiful rural region that has been supplying food to the masses for centuries

Overview

WHAT'S NEW
FOR 2017

Yes, the 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo - Hudson Valley was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2017, including:

  • New Meet the Farmers Dinner the night before the ride with the families from our featured farms
  • Updated routes with new featured farms and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge
  • Expanded profesional course support from Silca and Ritchey
  • New pre-ride Maple Hill Creamery Fuel-Up Station
  • New post-ride Elite Performance Team Recovery Zone with Normatec recovery boots
  • 2 brand spankin' new Bianchi bikes to give away
  • New merchandise items including the official 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo kit by Pactimo
  • Expanded post-ride festival with local vendors
  • More money for local farms through the Volunteer Competition

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at Pennings Farm, 161 South Route 94, Warwick, NY 

Saturday June 10, 2017

  • 4 to 7pm Packet Pickup with cash bar at the Pennings Cidery Barn
  • 5 to 7pm Free educational clinics:
    • Pro Rider Bicycle Skills Clinic for riders of all abilities, presented by Bianchi
    • Endurance Recovery Clinic Elite by Performance Team
    • Talk on the health benefits of grass-fed dairy by Maple Hill Creamery
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at the Pennings Cidery Barn (tickets required)

SUnday June 11, 2017

  • 6:30 to 8:30am Packet Pickup, Maple Hill Creamery Fuel-Up Station, and Joe Fix Its 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 open (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
  • On-site activities: local and cycling industry vendors; farm tours; farm market; barn yard with animals; garden center; ice cream stand; beer garden; and more!

Latest Updates

Ride Details

GRAN - 87MI

MEDIO - 49MI

PICCOLO - 38MI

RAMBLE RIDE - 12MI

Note: space is limited to 750 riders and rides sold out in 2016

Official 2017 Course Map

Gran Fondo
87 miles

More than 5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of Orange County farms. Passage through the heart of the black dirt muck soil. Breathtaking views and punishing ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

ROUTE

 

Medio Fondo
49 Miles

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

DETAILS

ROUTE

 

Piccolo Fondo
38 Miles

Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the Hudson Valley's distinctive farmland. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

ROUTE

 

Ramble Ride
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
  • All paved
  • Download turn-by-turn cue sheet

ROUTE

 

Note: routes subject to change

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
$133.99*
$112.99*
$89.99*
$39.99

$22.99

After Jan 16
$154.99*
$133.99*
$109
.99*
$39.99
$22.99

After May 8
$175.99*
$154.99*
$130
.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
$383.99*
$362.99*
$339.99*

After Jan 16
$404.99*
$383.99*
$359
.99*

After May 8
$425.99*
$404.99*
$380
.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 Bob Breese

In New York's lower Hudson Valley, dairy farms, orchards, vegetable growers and vineyards characterize the regions's agricultural horn of plenty. The area is filled with families that have dedicated their lives to farming, from eighth-generation stalwarts to newcomers drawn to the region's climate, soil and access to metropolitan markets.


PENNINGS
FARM

Start/Finish
Warwick

The Pennings family has a history deeply rooted in farming and agriculture. Jake Pennings began dairy and tulip farming with his 12 brothers and sisters in Holland. At age 18 he took his knowledge of farming to the United States where he built his dairy business with wife Johanna and 10 children. After the family sold the dairy farm in 1980, their son Jack Pennings purchased the 100-acre Park Farm in the historic Hudson Valley town of Warwick, NY. Soon after he was joined by his brother Steve and they opened Pennings Orchard, a 25-acre orchard with u-pick apples, pumpkins, cut flowers, vegtables and a small roadside stand. Since then the brothers have expanded the farm to over 50 acres of orchard and relocated the farm stand to its current location in 1989.

Pennings Farm is now two separate operations working together with the same goal of supporting local farms and businesses while keeping the farming tradition alive: The Farm Market is run by Steve and Jill Pennings and their children Steve Jr and Tori; and the Orchard by Jack Jr and Monica Pennings and their daughters Camerone and Kaelyn. 

More information at PenningsFarmMarket.com


HEAVEN HILL
FARM

Ramble Ride mile 5
Vernon, NJ

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, 365-acre Heaven Hill Farm was founded in 1961 by the Theobald family. The Theobalds raised beef cattle into the 1970s until they began to grow produce and opened a roadside stand in 1982. As the new business grew, the Theoblads expanded by erecting a barn farm market and greenhouses. 

Today, Heaven Hill Farm boasts 10,000 square feet of retail greenhouse space, 100 acres of farmland and 6,500 square feet of retail space. The market is now a full-service garden center offering annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, local produce, baked goods, ice cream, outdoor accessories and unique country-style wares. The farm's fall Pumpkinland Festival features hay rides, pumpkin picking, corn mazes, pig races and more. 

Learn more at HeavenHillFarm.com.


Westtown Brew Works

Gran Fondo mile 14
Westtown, NY

Westtown Brew Works is a true farm brewery, handcrafting small batch beer brewed with the farm's own hops and other ingredients grown by their farming neighbors.  Their brewing philosophy is to let the best local ingredients guide each beer’s style.  The farm's hops are naturally grown and hand harvested.

The farm-brewed ales are crafted naturally and feature local ingredients. The selections change weekly, but some of our core brews include: Sugar Shack, a robust porter fermented with local maple; and Three Hives, brewed with the farm's honey complimented by a generous amount of roasted malts. 

Learn more at WesttownBrewWorks.com.


PIERSON'S
FARM

Gran Fondo mile 32
Middletown

Pierson's Farms was established in 1790 by Josiah Pierson. Now, Josiah's grest-great-great-great grandson Orrin Pierson is running the show, along with his wife and children, who represent the eighth generation of family farmers. The homestead was recognized as a bicentennial farm in 2001 by the New York State Agricultural Society and adorned with an historic marker. Pierson's is one of the oldest farms in Orange County. 

Today, the Piersons raise natural beef and dairy heifers, grow flowers in their greenhouses, host a pick-your-own pumpkin harvest in October, sell freshly cut Christmas trees in December, and have a gift shop filled with locally-made treats in their refurbished old wagon house.

More information on Pierson's Farm at PiersonsFarm.com.


SOONS
ORCHARDS

Gran Fondo mile 46
New Hampton

At Soons Orchards you'll find fresh-picked apples, real apple cider, locally grown fruits and vegetables, and lots of special goodies like delicious homemade pies, apple cider donuts, fudge, apple sauce, jams, honey, nut butters and maple syrup. They also let you pick your own apples and pumpkins when the time is right. 

Soons' beginnings can be traced to around 1910 when William Soons, an electrical engineer living in New York City, decided to move to the country and try his hand at dairy farming. An horticulture student in his youth, Soons planted fruit trees throughout his property and the bountiful orchard was born. Four generations of Soons have since run and worked on this family farm.

More information on Soons at SoonsOrchards.com.


5-SPOKE
CREAMERY

Gran Fondo mile 51
Goshen

5-Spoke Creamery is a dairy farm in the heart of the Hudson Valley's Orange County. Owner Alan Glustoff is passionate about bicycles and his artisinal cheeses. He saved a 100-year-old farmstead from development and rebuilt his beautiful farm from the ground up.

5-Spoke Creamery creates superior, small-batch, raw-milk kosher cheeses. The farm's cheeses are not only creamier and more flavorful than pasteurized milk- they also offer numerous health benefits that are inherent to raw milk including better digestion, stronger immune system, allergy relief, cancer prevention and better calcium absorption. 

Read more about 5-Spoke Creamery cheeses at 5SpokeCreamery.com.


BELLVALE
FARMS

Gran Fondo mile 78
Warwick

Bellvale Farms is a beautiful 450-acre dairy farm nestled at the base of Mount Peter. Seven generations of the Buckbee and Wisner families have produced milk here since 1819 for drinking, butter, cheese and, of course, ICE CREAM!

If you make your way up Mount Peter, you'll find the Bellvale Farms Creamery, a diversification of the business that produces incredible ice cream. Bellvale Farms won the Sutainable Agriculture Award from Orange Environment in 2011 and was the first Dairy of Distinction in Orange County. The Creamery at the top of the hill is open from April to October and Bellvale Farm at the bottom of the hill hosts farm tours every Sunday.  

Visit the Bellvale Farm website for more information.

Menus

Post-Ride
Farm to Fork
Barbecue

By Pennings Farm

Menu

  • Pulled pork from Lowland Farm
  • Griggstown barbecued chicken
  • Colavita pasta salad with fresh pesto and grilled local vegetables
  • Three bean salad
  • Whole grain salad with cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, green beans, and Colavita olive oil vinaigrette
  • Fresh fruit salad from Och's Orchards
  • Potato salad with Pennings apple cider dressing
  • Cornbread
  • Infused water

Finisher Brew

Pennings Farm Cidery hard cider
*Free for all finishers of age

Tickets

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


Meet the Farmers Dinner

By Pennings Farm

Menu

*Vegetarian options available

  • Champagne Toast with Colavita Cipriani Peach Bellini
  • First Course - Country paté accompanied by homemade crusty bread, Pennings apples two ways, Pennings apple relish, and Pennings cider mustard
  • Second Course - Local Spinach Salad with shaved Pennings apples and herb-crusted Meadowburn cheddar fondue.
  • Third Course - Griggstown roasted chicken with potato mushroom gratin.
  • Fourth Course - Local strawberries from Och's Orchards & fresh whipped cream
  • All tickets include hard cider pairings from Pennings and Italian wine pairings from Colavita

Tickets

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration

Note: All menus subject to change


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

 

Heaven Hill Farm

Pie a la mode - baked on the farm
 - Featured ingredients: Strawberries, apples & dairy from nearby farms
 - Routes: Medio, Piccolo & Ramble Ride

Westtown Brew works 

Beer tastings - brewed on the farm
Breakfast pizza - by Vesuvius wood-fired pizza
 - Featured ingredients: Hops from the farm; local eggs; and Maple Hill Creamery cheese
 - Routes: Gran & Medio

Pierson's Farm

Mini quiche - by Pennings Farm Market
New York maple syrup shots
 - Featured ingredients: Eggs from the farm's chickens; and 100% pure maple syrup from the farm
 - Routes: Gran

Soons Orchards

Apple turnovers - by Scotty's Country Kitchen
 - Featured ingredient: Apples from the farm
 - Routes: Gran & Medio

5-Spoke Creamery

Onion & leek mini pies - by Noble Pies of Warwick, NY
 - Featured ingredient: Raw milk cheeses from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery

Wine, cider & spirit tastings 
Apple slices with locally-ground nut butters
 - Featured ingredient: Apples from the farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo

Bellvale Farms

Ice cream - by the farm's creamery
 - Featured ingredient: Dairy from the farm
 - Routes: Gran

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

Travel Information

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Pennings Farm, 161 South Route 94, Warwick, NY, 10990
Free on-site parking

 

Official Event Hotel

Comfort Inn & Suites Goshen

Our official Farm to Fork Fondo host hotel in nearby Goshen, NY, is offering 15% off to all Farm to Fork Fondo participants. Call 845.291.1282 or visit their Special Booking Page to book your stay. Hotel amenities include breakfast, pool, wi-fi and tons of nearby farms and activities.

Local Bed & Breakfast Inns

The Warwick Valley Chamber has recommendations on local bed & breakfast inns on their Lodging Page.

Bicycle Rentals 

Joe Fix Its, Goshen

Local bike shop partner Joe Fix Its is offering 10% off road and hybrid bike rentals for Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley participants. All reservations include a helmet and delivery to Pennings Farm on event day. Call (845) 294-7242 and mention Farm to Fork Fondo to reserve a bike.

Car rentals

Enterprise Car Rental

Enterprise offers discounted rates on rental cars to Farm to Fork Fondo paricipants. Click here and use code WRE.

Suggested Area Activities

Presented by Orange County Tourism

 
 

Local Partners

Farm to Fork Fondo - Hudson Valley is funded, in part, by The County of Orange and Orange County Tourism


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