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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.

Maine 2018

August 24-25, 2018 – Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME

Overview
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Taste the bounty of both the land and the sea as you ride through Maine - where forest meets shore in rocky coastlines that echo the rugged determination of its farming community

 

WHAT'S NEW
FOR 2018

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

  • Exciting new start/finish venue at beautiful Pineland Farms
  • New Friday/Saturday format to make your post-ride drive home easier
  • 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 Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260 

Friday August 24, 2017

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

Saturday august 25, 2017

  • 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

Ride Details

GRAN

MEDIO

PICCOLO

RAMBLE RIDE

Note: space is limited to 600 riders

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

Nearly 5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of beautiful Maine farms. Picturesque coastline. Challenging timed climbs. Earn your feast. Dine in style.  

DETAILS

  • Approximately 5,000 feet of elevation gain
  • 6-7 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
  • 4 timed segments 

ROUTe- coming soon


Medio Fondo
45-60 Miles

Get up close and personal with a variety of local Maine farms and the Vacationland coast. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package. 

DETAILS

  • Approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain
  • 4-5 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
  • 2 timed segments

ROUTE - coming soon


Piccolo Fondo
25-40 Miles

Bucolic landscapes, working farms and stunning views in and around the Maine coast. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

  • Approximately 2,000 feet of elevation gain
  • 3-4 Aid Stations hosted by 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 hosted by 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*
$22.99*

After Jan 16
$139.99*
$117.99*
$98.99*
$39.99*
$22.99*

After June 19
$151.99*
$129.99*
$110.99*
$39.99*
$22.99*

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

*Plus $13 min donation to the Volunteer Competition
and Pineland Farms


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 16
$389.99*
$367.99*
$348.99*

After Aug 14
$401.99*
$379.99*
$360.99*

After July 30
$421.99*
$399.99*
$380.99*

*Plus $13 min donation to Volunteer Competition
and Pineland Farms


ADDITIONAL MEAL TICKETS

You don't have to ride a bike to have a great time! 


Meet the Farmers Dinner
Post-Ride Barbecue - Adult
Post-Ride
Barbecue - Child (12 & under)

Early Bird
$84.99
$29.99
$14.99

After July 30
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99

 
Featured Farms

OVERVIEW

Farming in Maine is in transition. The Maine Farmland Trust estimates that 400,000 acres of Maine's best farmland (nearly one third of all Maine farmland in production) will be changing ownership within the next five years, simply due to the age of the farmland owners. Much of that farmland could be lost to farming without active intervention. 

Young farmers are diversifying the state's farming production. Along with Maine staple crops like blueberries and potatoes, small farms are increasingly producing organic produce, Maine maple syrup, artisan cheeses and more. 


Pineland Farms

Start/Finish
New Gloucester

Situated on some of the most picturesque landscapes in Maine, Pineland Farms is a 5,000-acre working farm, diverse business campus and educational and recreational venue that welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful rural landscapes. 

Part of Pineland Farms' mission is to support the Maine farming community by creating a strong brand and promoting ethical production practices. Pineland Farms is Maine's largest producer of cheese.  

Learn more at PinelandFarms.org.


WEALDEN FARM

Freeport

Wealden Farm raises 7 acres of mixed vegetables and sells their harvest through their roadside farmstand. The farm produces over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs, including many heirloom varieties.  

Wealden Farm takes great care to manage the land and the business with consideration for the natural and human elements that set its pace. The farm's mission is to maintain the farm, open space, disappearing way of life and rural character so important to the health of their local soils, families and economy.

Learn more at WealdenFarm.net


CRYSTAL SPRING
FARM

Brunswick

Crystal Spring Farm is a prime example of community supported agriculture.  The farm grows more than forty varieties of produce and sells shares in its CSA to promote a vegetable-filled diet. The farm hosts a community farmers' market every Saturday.

Crystal Spring Farm is owned by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. The beautiful historic farm was saved from development in 1997 through the generous support of the people and businesses of nearby Brunswick.    

Learn more at CrystalSpringCSA.com.


winter Hill
FARM

Freeport

Set atop a hill surrounded by woods and rolling pasture in the beautiful southern midcoast region of Maine, Winter Hill Farm is a small, family run farm in Freeport. They manage a herd of very rare Randall cattle alongside a few Jersey cows, and operate a small farmstead creamery producing raw milk, yogurt, and artisanal cheeses. They also have Berkshire pigs, a mixed flock of laying hens, and produce seasonal vegetables and flowers for a small CSA, farmers' markets, and weddings. 

Winter Hill Farm's mission is to provide the local community with high quality, wholesome products while maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. This mission follows four basic concepts which guide all they do there on the farm: stewardship, transparency, community, and quality of their craft.

Learn more at WinterHillFarm.com


SABBATHDAY LAKE SHAKER VILLAGE

New Gloucester

Established in 1783, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is home to the only remaining Shaker community in the world. Situated on 1,800 acres of farm and forest land with seventeen historic structures, the Village continues to be a place where the Shakers live, work and worship.

Best known for their handmade furniture and crafts, the Shaker legacy includes many achievements in agriculture, technology and innovation. The Sabbathday Lake Shakers welcome visitors to experience their history and ongoing heritage through their museum, research library, craft workshops, educational programs and Sunday worship services.   

Learn more about Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village and buy their handmade products at MaineShakers.com.


SKYLINE FARM

North Yarmouth

In 1999, a group of preservation-minded residents formed a non-profit organization, pursued an aggressive fundraising campaign and purchased Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth. This is one of the few farms in the town's village center with its original land, fifty-four acres of fields and woods. 

Skyline Farm has protected its open space by putting 46 acres into a conservation easement held by the Royal River Conservation Trust. Skyline Farm now hosts a wide variety of community events, including equine activities, museum exhibits, antique auto gatherings, an art show and a music festival. 

More at SkylineFarm.org.

Menus

Post-Ride
Barbecue

By Black Tie Catering

Menu

Menu coming soon...
*Vegetarian options available

Tickets

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


Meet the Farmers Dinner

By Black Tie Catering

Menu

Menus coming soon...
*Vegetarian options available 

Tickets

$84.99


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

 

Small bites menu coming soon

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

Travel Information

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Pineland Farms 15 Farm View Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260
Free on-site parking

 

Official Event Hotel

Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick

Our official host hotel in Freeport will be offering discounted rates to all Farm to Fork Fondo participants over the event weekend.

Call 207-865-1400 to book and mention Farm to Fork Fondo. 

Bike rentals

Our partner Gorham Bike & Ski offers local road bike rentals with pick up in nearby Brunswick or Portland. Visit www.gorhambike.com to reserve online or mail info@gorhambike.com for questions.

Suggested Area Activities

Presented by the Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau and Freeport USA

 
 

Local Partners


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