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Wrenegade Sports, LLC
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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.

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

MEDIO

PICCOLO

RAMBLE RIDE

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

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Moderate

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. 


Gran Fondo
75-90 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

  • 5,000+ feet of elevation gain
  • 6-7 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 4-5 timed segments

ROUTE - coming soon


Medio Fondo
45-60 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

  • Approximately 2,000 feet of elevation gain
  • 4-5 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 2 timed segments

ROUTE - Coming soon


Piccolo Fondo
25-40 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
  • 3-4 Aid Stations at local farms
  • 1 timed segment 

ROUTE - Coming Soon


Ramble Ride
8-12 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

ROUTE - Coming SOon

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


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


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
 

 
Featured 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


PENNINGS
FARM

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

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

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 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.


SOONS
ORCHARDS

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

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

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 Sustainable 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

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.
  • Grilled Chicken
  • New Baby Reds Potato Salad
  • Market Fresh Pasta Primavera
  • Apple Walnut Salad
  • Southwestern Corn on the Cob
  • Cherry and Apple Cobbler

Finisher Brew

Doc's Draft Hard Apple 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 Warwick Valley Winery's Pané Café

Menu

Starters

  • Three Different Bruschettas:
  1. Ricotta and Honey
  2. Hummus
  3. Roasted Tomato
  • Hummus and Roasted Carrots: cumin, lemon and carrot top pesto
  • Fresh Cheese alongside radishes, spring peas, and focaccia with fresh herbs 

Salad

  • Baby Greens: locally sourced greens, roasted asparagus, corn, fava beans, peas, and cherry tomatoes

ppetizers

  • Panna Cotta: flavored with basil and peas
  • Meatballs: locally raised beef and pork meatballs

Main Course

  • Skirt Steak: alongside sweet and Idaho potato gratin with bourbon or red wine sauce
  • Spinach and Goat Cheese Ravioli

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

Travel Information

Travel Information

Directions

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

 

Official Event Hotel

Coming soon...

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 Warwick Valley Winery on event day. 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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