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Telephone:    518.662.0211

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Wrenegade Sports, LLC
431 Pine St, Suite 314
Burlington, VT 05401

241 Pine St, Suite 314
Burlington, VT, 05401
United States

518.662.0211

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

Copy of Hudson Valley 2018

June 9-10, 2018 - Warwick Valley Winery, Warwick, NY

Overview
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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

 

WHAT'S NEW
FOR 2018

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

  • Exciting new start/finish venue at Warwick Valley Winery
  • Updated routes with new featured farms and an 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 Warwick Valley Winery
114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY 10990 

Saturday June 9, 2018

  • 5 to 7pm Packet Pickup with vendors and cash bar
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)

SUnday June 10, 2018

  • 6:30 to 8:00am Packet Pickup, Forto Coffee Station, and 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 open (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
  • On-site activities: local and cycling industry vendors; distillery and cidery tasting room; beer and cider garden; and more!

Ride Details

GRAN - 80mi

MEDIO - 50mi

PICCOLO - 35mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 10mi

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

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Moderate
Rolling hills with some sustained climbs on Gran & Medio routes over moderate grades

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. 


SEGMENT CHALLENGE

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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
80 miles

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

DETAILS

  • 5,212 feet of elevation gain
  • 6 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 4 timed segments

ROUTE 

 

Medio Fondo
50 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

  • 2,709 feet of elevation gain
  • 4 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 2 timed segments

ROUTE 

 

Piccolo Fondo
35 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

  • Approximately 1,500 feet of elevation gain
  • 3 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 1 timed segment 

ROUTE 

 

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

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 17
$139.99*
$117.99*
$98
.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After April 2
$151.99*
$129.99*
$110
.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After May 28
$171.99*
$149.99*
$130.99*
$44.99*
$24.99*

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


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
$374.99*
$355.99*
$337.99*

After Jan 17
$389.99*
$367.99*
$348
.99*

After April 2
$401.99*
$379.99*
$360
.99*

After May 28
$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
$84.99
$29.99
$14.99

After May 28
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99
 

 
Farms

OVERVIEW

Photo credit Bob Breese

In New York's lower Hudson Valley, dairy farms, orchards, vegetable growers and vineyards characterize the region'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.


Warwick Valley Winery

Start/Finish
Warwick

Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery is located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley, nestled between the picturesque Mt. Eve and Mt. Adam. Since its inception in 1989, the farm's mission has been to create fruit-based alcoholic beverages that are as unique as the fruits themselves. The farm encourages visitors to share in the farm's adventures and to sample their products. The farm's offerings began with their critically acclaimed Doc's Draft Hard Apple Cider made from apples in their orchard. In 2001 the farm opened the first distillery in the Hudson Valley since Prohibition and New York's first fruit micro-distillery with the belief that the fruits grown from the fertile Hudson Valley could be made into the highest quality fruit brandies and liqueurs. 

For more information visit WVWinery.com


Lowland Farm

Amity

Lowland Farm is named for the flat expanse of rich, grassy pastures and fields that slope into lofty hills skirted by the rambling Pochuck Creek. In 2007, the farm was permanently protected under Warwick’s Purchase of Development Rights program.

"At Lowland Farm we aim to raise our animals responsibly, to graze our land in a sustainable fashion, and to price our grass-fed beef, lamb and pork reasonably." — Will Brown and Barbara Felton, with Jason Friedman, Farm Manager and Arian Rivera, Shepherd.

Lowland Farm’s cows spend their entire lives out of doors, grazing on open pastures in Amity, by the Black Dirt fields of Pine Island, NY. Cows are mixed breeds, including Angus, Hereford, and Devon, they graze on grass in the summer and, in winter, eat hay harvested from the bottom lands of the farm. Pigs are heritage breeds who live on feed and the fruits of their foraging. Sheep are “hair” sheep, breeds from warm climates that shed their wool naturally: Katahdins, Dorpers, and St. Croix. They graze on land by Blooms Corners Road. Not crowded into feedlots, they do not need, nor receive, antibiotics.  They grow naturally, free of growth-promoting hormones.

More information at LowlandFarm.com


The Brady FARM

Warwick

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The Brady Farm is one of the most picturesque farms in all of the Hudson Valley. Situated on top of Mount Peter, the farm was established in 1828 and has been continually farmed since then. The farm is preserved so will never be developed. 

Today, The Brady Farm raises beef cattle, and also hosts weddings and special events.  

Learn more at TheBradyFarm.com.


Westtown Brew Works

Westtown

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 the 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

Middletown

Pierson's Farms was established in 1790 by Josiah Pierson. Now, Josiah's great-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.


Apple Dave's
ORCHARDs

Warwick

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Apple Dave's Orchards is a family-owned apple farm. For decades young families and older fans have come here to enjoy picking apples in a breathtaking landscape. The orchard offers eleven varieties of the freshest, juiciest apples to choose from, and has a pick-your-own pumpkin patch! The beautiful relaxing surroundings also include the farm's country store.

The farm has diversified in recent years to include a distillery, winery, and country store known for its famous cider donuts made from the farm's apples. 

More information visit AppleDavesOrchards.com.


5-SPOKE
CREAMERY

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.

Menus

Note: All menus subject to change

Post-Ride
Farm to Fork
Barbecue

By Warwick Valley Winery's Pané Café

Menu

  • Whole roasted pig: shoulder, hams, & pork belly
  • Barbecue grilled chicken
  • New baby red potato salad
  • Market-fresh pasta primavera
  • Apple walnut salad
  • Southwestern-style corn on the cob
  • Cherry and apple cobbler

Finisher Brew

Doc's Draft Hard Apple Cider, made on the farm at Warwick Valley Winery
*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 Warwick Valley Winery's Pané Café

Menu

Cocktail Hour

  • Wines, ciders and black bourbon from the farm

Appetizers

  • Three different bruschettas:
    • Ricotta and honey
    • Hummus
    • Roasted tomato
  • Hummus with roasted baby rainbow carrots, cumin, and lemon with carrot top pesto
  • Fresh cheese alongside radishes, spring peas, and focaccia with fresh herbs 

Salad

  • Local black dirt baby greens with roasted asparagus, corn, fava beans, peas, and cherry tomatoes

Sides

  • Sweet and Idaho potato gratin with cheeses from 5-Spoke Creamery
  • Panna cotta flavored with basil and peas
  • Locally raised beef and pork meatballs

Main Course

  • Skirt steak with bourbon or red wine sauce
  • Vegetarian spinach and goat cheese ravioli

Dessert

  • Grape and banana frozen skewers with chocolate drizzle 
  • Coffee and tea

Tickets

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

 

Small Bite Menus Coming Soon

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

Volunteers

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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.

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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.


vernon women's club

team blue

The GFWC Vernon Township Woman’s Club is a group of amazing women who are working to make the world a better place, one project at a time.  We brighten the lives of families in need, soldiers and veterans, students, social service agencies, nursing home residents and many other segments of the population through a wide range of ongoing programs. 

For more information visit VTWC.org


the north face outlet store at woodbury commons

team green

The North Face encourages their associates to volunteer their time for worthy cause with paid time off for that purpose. The North Face Store at Woodbury Commons organizes a team to compete for the Orange County Land Trust. The non-profit Trust aims to preserve the fields, forests, wetlands, ridge lines, and river corridors in and around Orange County, New York, and has preserved a number of beautiful farms along this route.

For more information visit OCLT.org


FFA

team pink

Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

For more information visit FFA.org


friends of the orange county youth bureau

The Orange County Youth Bureau’s mission is to promote positive youth development through county-wide integrated planning, funding, monitoring, coordinating and developing youth and family services programs for Orange County youth aged 0 to 21.

For more information visit OrangeCountyGov.org


WINSLOW THERAPEUTIC CENTER  

Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit organization devoted to the special needs population of the Hudson Valley and surrounding area in northern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Located on 100 acres of scenic land, Winslow’s facility is a haven for horses and humans alike. Winslow is dedicated to participants with many different injuries, disabilities, and learning challenges, as well as those who just want to learn to ride and enrich their lives. We believe that every person, no matter what the challenge, can benefit from riding. Individuals who possess a desire to learn about horses and riding in a manner that is natural, relaxed, centered, and in harmony with the horse and rider, are excellent candidates at Winslow. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of those who wish to learn about horses and riding in a therapeutic environment.

For more information visit Winslow.org


Travel Info

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Warwick Valley Winery, 114 Little York Rd, Warwick, NY, 10990

 

Official Event Hotel

Mention Farm to Fork Fondo when you book

Sleep Inn & Suites Middletown - Goshen: call (845)342-4304 to book and mention Farm to Fork Fondo for a special participant discount. Brand new hotel with queen, king or jacuzzi suites available. Stay includes free breakfast. You'll see the Wrenegade Sports event staff there too - highly recommended!  

Local Bed & Breakfast Inns

  • The Warwick Valley Chamber has recommendations on local bed & breakfast inns on their Lodging Page.
  • Glenmere Mansion, opulent manor house-turned-luxe hotel: (845)469-1900

Bicycle Rentals 

Joe Fix Its, Goshen - (845) 294-7242

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. Call (845) 294-7242 and mention Farm to Fork Fondo to reserve a bike.

Suggested Area Activities

Presented by Orange County Tourism

 
 

Local Partners


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