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Wrenegade Sports, LLC
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241 Pine St, Suite 314
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.

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

Latest Updates

Ride Details

GRAN - 83mi

MEDIO - 52mi

PICCOLO - 35mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 10mi

Note: space is limited to 600 riders

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Moderate
Constantly rolling hills

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.


official course map

Gran Fondo
83 miles

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

DETAILS

ROUTe

 

Medio Fondo
52 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

ROUTE 

 

Piccolo Fondo
35 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

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 

 
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 Aug 19
$171.99*
$149.99*
$130.99*
$44.99*
$24.99*

*Plus $13 min donation to the Volunteer Competition and Pineland Farms, and processing fee
Additional $20 fee for event-weekend registration


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 June 19
$401.99*
$379.99*
$360.99*

After Aug 19
$421.99*
$399.99*
$380.99*

*Plus $13 min donation to Volunteer Competition and Pineland Farms, and processing fee
Additional $20 fee for event-weekend registration


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 Aug 13
$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.


Intervale FARM

New Gloucester

Jan and Carl Wilcox's 118-acre farm is located along the the Royal River in New Gloucester. In 2004, the 200 year-old farmhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1995, Intervale Farm started growing a few pumpkins and by 2014, they were busting at the seams with pumpkins, squash, and gourds! Since then the farm has also produced beef cattle, flowers, hens/eggs, and goats.

From 2015 to 2017, 5 acres of Intervale Farm land was cultivated by the Somali Bantu Community Association.

Learn more at IntervaleFarm.com


Scatter Good FARM

Brunswick

Most of the land that is now Scatter Good Farm was once part of Brunswick’s Two Echo Dairy Farm, which ceased operation in the 1980s. Patty Carton and John Newlin established it as a stand-alone 30-acre farm in 2002, and added another 10 acres in 2010; the farm is now about 30 acres of woodlands, 8 acres of grass-dominated fields, and 2 acres for the homestead, animals, and vegetable production.

In 2017, inspired by Twin Villages Foodbank Farm in Damariscotta and other foodbank farms in Maine, Patty and John joined with others to create Growing to Give, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foodbank project at the farm. Vegetable production doubled again and became exclusively devoted to the foodbank project.

Please visit Growing to Give and Scatter Good Farm on Facebook.


Portersfield Cider

Pownal

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Since 2012 Karla and David Buchanan have been working to bring this old New England farm back to life. Our 117 acres include open fields, orchards, gardens, and a variety of woodland trails. They share the farmhouse with friends and their young daughter, and welcome a steady stream of visitors and guests throughout the year. Karla has an environmental science background and currently works in healthcare as a business intelligence developer. David Buchanan, plant collector and cider maker, is the author of "Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter".

They serve flights of cider paired with seasonal foods from local producers and their own farm fields. Their goal is to move cider from the barstool to a seat at the table. Dry, lightly sparkling, richly-flavored ciders go best with an aged cheese, good bread, and dinner with friends.

For more information visit PortersfieldCider.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


Gillespie Farms

New Gloucester

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Gillespie Farms, Pineland Farm's Produce Division, cultivates 300 acres of crops on Mayall Road in New Gloucester, growing a variety of fruits and vegetables for wholesale and direct purchase. The farm also grow strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for pick-your-own (PYO), a great experience at any age. The farm's PYO stand is open during the growing season from the first strawberries in June through the last of the high bush blueberries in August. Open 7 days a week from 7am-1pm.

Call the 'Berry Hotline' for daily updates and conditions at (207) 657-2877 or visit their page on the Pineland Farms website for more information. 


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.


Goss Berry Farm

Mechanic Falls

Goss Berry Farm was started in 1988 when Sharon and Walter Goss planted their first blueberry and raspberry bushes. A few strawberries were also planted to try to provide some quick cash for the farm. The first couple of years the berries were sold in front of the house on a picnic table with the honor system being used.

Gradually, as more berries became available and Sharon was able to be home in the summer, the picnic table was moved up under the large maple tree in the yard and the picnic table was replaced with a small shed. More raspberries were planted and the strawberry fields have been converted to blueberry and raspberry fields.

The berries are sold by "pick your own" and all picked, depending on what people desire. The farm has developed a small wholesale business selling to many of the local farm stands in the area.

The farm continues to plant more raspberries and blueberries each year as it slowly continues to grow. 

For more information visit GossBerryFarm.com.

Menus

Post-Ride
Barbecue

By Black Tie Catering

Menu

Rotating Buffet and Grilling Station

  • Bisson's Farm chicken breasts marinated in lime and wildflower honey with Maine blueberry-mango salsa
  • Quinoa with tomatoes, parsley, chick peas, lemon zest
  • Summer vegetable slaw with Spears Farm green cabbage, red cabbage, red peppers, green beans, julienned carrots, orange zest
  • Romaine hearts, Borealis Breads sourdough croutons, shaved pecorino, lemon herb vinaigrette
  • Cantaloupe, watermelon, shaved cucumber, mint simple syrup
  • Chocolate chip cookies and Maine maple-ginger snap cookies
  • Cucumber water, lemonade with blueberries, iced tea

*Vegetarian options available

Finisher Brew

Provided by Allagash Brewing Company, local craft brewery
*Free for all finishers of age

Tickets

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


Meet the Farmers Dinner

By Black Tie Catering

Menu

The Farmer's Table Hors D'oeuvres

  • Local and seasonal vegetables, cheeses, fruit, housemade dips, spreads, local honey, jams and jellies with crostini, crackers and baguette

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

  • Crostini with summer vegetable tapenade
  • Charred flatbread with peach, cheese curds, smoked bacon and basil with Maine maple balsamic reduction
  • Fried green tomato with garlic aioli and roasted corn salsa

Main Entree

  • House made rolls with whipped butter
  • Mixed greens with Pineland Farms feta cheese, Maine berries, toasted almonds, sweet corn and honey dill vinaigrette
  • Maine lobster with local pork sausage, fresh herbs and tomato basil butter
  • Roasted farmers potatoes with peas, caramelized onions and warm mustard vinaigrette
  • Berry crisp with whipped cream
  • Coffee station

*Vegetarian and vegan options available upon request

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

 

Parking information 

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  1. Enter Pineland Farms campus by the Farm Market
  2. Follow yellow parking signs to Creamery Lane and Olivia's Gaden
  3. Follow parking attendant instructions to park at Creamery

Download PDF parking parking map

Official Event Hotel

Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick
194 Lower Main Street
Freeport, ME 04032

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We are pleased to once again be working with the Hampton Inn Freeport/Brunswick as our partner hotel. Conveniently located just off I-295 in Freeport, the property is a short drive to our venue and convenient to all that Freeport has to offer. Please keep in mind that August is high season in Maine, so reserve your room soon!

Call 207-865-1400 and mention Farm to Fork Fondo to book, or click here to make your reservation online.

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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