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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.

Hudson Valley 2019

June 8-9, 2019 — 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.

 

Event SCHEDULE

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

Saturday June 8, 2019

  • 4 to 7pm Packet Pickup with vendors and cash bar

  • 6:30pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)

SUnday June 9, 2019

  • 7 to 8:00am Packet Pickup 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(tickets required) and Festival Market open (open to the public)

  • 1 to 6pm 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!


Latest Updates

Ride Details

GRAN - 78mi

MEDIO - 49mi

PICCOLO - 31mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 10mi

Note: All routes are subject to change up to 24 hours before the event

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
78 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

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
31 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
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

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 May 13
$139.99
$119.99
$99.99
$39.99
$24.99

Regular
Until June 2
$145.99
$125.99
$105.99
$39.99
$24.99

Event Week*
Until June 7
$166.99
$146.99
$126.99
$44.99
$29.99

 

Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on Saturday and Sunday 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 June 2
$389.99
$369.99
$349.99

Event Week*
Until June 7
$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 June 2
$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

Event Week
Until June 7
$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


Green Valley Onion Co.

Pine Island

Green Valley Onion is a family-owned and operated third-generation farm in the heart of the black dirt region. Farmer Ed Sobiech is the current owner, and his family began faming the land in the 1930s. The onion production is so bountiful that the farm delivers onions to stores throughout the east coast, from Maine to Florida, and out to Mississippi.

Green Valley packages and ships onions from neighboring farms as well, to meet market demands. They focus on selling onions that are New York State and locally grown in order to support their local economy.

Learn more at GreenValleyOnion.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.

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.

"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.

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 that time. The farm property is preserved so it 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, families and friends have come here to enjoy picking apples in a breathtaking landscape. The orchards offer a dozen 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 known for its famous apple cider donuts.

The farm has diversified in recent years to include a distillery that produces a 1840’s-style frozen AppleJack, popular in the American colonial era.  Local craft beer and cocktails are also available. Set in a cozy red barn, the distillery exudes an eclectic yet rustic vibe that complements the sweeping vistas.

For more information visit AppleDavesOrchards.com and AppleDavesDistillery.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

  • Barbecue grilled chicken

  • Black dirt “red” - German potato salad

  • Homeade cole slaw

  • Freshly baked cookies

  • Vegetarian:

    • Barbecue marinated tofu and fresh salad

Finisher Brew

Doc's Draft Hard Apple Cider, made on the farm at Warwick Valley Winery
*One cider included with your registration cost for all finishers over 21

Additional Tickets

Adults: $29.99
Children under 12: $14.99
*The post-ride BBQ is already included with all ride registrations


Meet the Farmers Dinner

Catered by Warwick Valley Winery's Pané Café

Sponsored by Elite Performance Team

Farmer Gratitude Sponsor Orange Regional Medical Center

Menu

Cocktail Hour

  • Wines, ciders and black bourbon from the farm

Appetizer Plates

  • Crostini and bruschetta

  • Tomato basil chickpeas

  • Roasted beets

  • Ricotta salata

  • Pea & basil

  • Pork roulade

  • Fresh cheeses chosen by local purveyors

  • Focaccia & spinach

Salad

  • Local black dirt baby greens with roasted asparagus, corn, fava beans, and pear

Sides

  • Roasted red potatoes

  • Crispy brussel sprouts

  • Thin green beans with shallots, butter and lemon

  • Pasta salad

Main Course

  • Freshly carved ham

  • Grilled chicken with a lemon caper sauce

  • Roasted beef with black dirt jus

  • Vegetarian: risotto with spinach, vegetables and shaved parmesan

Dessert

  • Cheescake, fresh fruit, and creme chantilly

  • Coffee and tea

Tickets

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

 

Small Bite menus:

Green Valley Onion Company:

  • Miniature tomato basil scones with onions from Green Valley Onion

Pierson’s Farm:

  • French Cucumber with fresh ricotta cheese and Pierson’s Farm bacon

  • Pierson’s Farm maple shots

Westtown Brew Works:

  • Locally sourced brick oven pizza from Vesuvius Pizza

  • Westtown Brew Works beer tasting

Lowland Farm:

  • Local apple hand pies with Lowland Farm bacon

Brady Farm:

  • Strawberry and cheese tarts

Apple Dave’s Orchard and Distillery:

  • Apple Dave’s Distillery Apple Jack liquor samples

  • Apple Dave’s Orchard cider donuts

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


dinner sponsor

EPT

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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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, volunteers represent a local 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 the volunteers questions to get to know their projects and missions. At the end of your ride, vote for your favorite team. Your vote helps determine the size of the cash donations we give to each organization.

The Volunteer Competition is supported by tax-deductible participant donations to Wrenegade Foundation, sponsors, and 100% of all raffle ticket sales.


vernon woman's club

team blue

The 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. Your vote will support programs in our Home Life Department like: Family Promise, a homeless shelter; Homestead Nursing Home Birthday Bags; Sewing Peace, collecting and donating used sewing machines to women in third world countries to develop skills for employment; and more.

For more information visit VTWC.org


the north face Woodbury outlet

on behalf of Orange County Land Trust

team green

The North Face encourages their associates to volunteer their time for worthy causes 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 nonprofit 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. Your vote will help the Trust better manage the influx of new conservation inquiries, accelerate project time lines, and conduct outreach to more landowners.

For more information visit OCLT.org


Warwick Valley FFA

team pink

Warwick Valley FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Your vote will support a new program called Farm to Fork School Bus that brings a bus full of students to local farms to learn about the business of agriculture and sample the products made on that farm.

For more information visit FFA.org


friends of the orange county youth bureau

team orange

The Orange County Youth Bureau has been promoting positive youth development since 1978. Your vote will support their community-based outdoor recreation programs available for children ages five through fourteen. In these programs kids not only get to play sports, do physical activities, and play games, but they also learn healthy cooking skills and eating habits. These six-week-long programs focus on making outdoor play and physical activity culturally enriching, fun, challenging, and educational.

For more information visit OrangeCountyGov.org


WINSLOW THERAPEUTIC Riding CENTER  

 

OMHPC Youth Group

team Red

Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center is a nonprofit 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. They believe that every person, no matter what the challenge, can benefit from riding. Your vote will support our scholarship program, allowing us to provide low-income riders with six weeks of equine therapeutic riding. Without this scholarship, these individuals would not be able to participate.

For more information visit Winslow.org


team Purple

Otisville Mount Hope Presbyterian Church Youth Group empowers youth through community service and leadership. This youth group chooses worthy causes to support based on their interests and community need. This year, the youth group has chosen to fundraise to support Rachel’s Garden. Your vote will help this group of young leaders raise money to send to the daughter of a local farming family as she develops a community garden in the Namibian community where she is assigned in the Peace Corps. This garden will allow the community to supplement their 100% corn diet with nutritious vegetables that Rachel Pierson teaches them to cultivate.

 
Travel Info

Travel Information

Directions

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

 

Local Lodging

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Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham
Located at 19 Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown, NY, our partner hotel is roughly 20 minutes from Warwick Valley Winery. The Farm to Fork Fondo participant rate of $99 - $119/night (depending upon room size) on Saturday and Sunday of event week. To reserve, please call the hotel for a reservation at 845-692-0098 and mention that you’re a Farm to Fork Fondo participant. All bookings must be made before May 8th, 2019 to receive the discounted rate.

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 road and hybrid bike rentals for Farm to ork Fondo – Hudson Valley participants. All reservations include a helmet. Call 845-294-7242 and mention Farm to Fork Fondo to reserve a bike.

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:

Suggested Area Activities

Presented by Orange County Tourism

 

Local Partners


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