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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.

Pennsylvania Dutch 2019

August 23-24, 2019 Cherry Crest Farm, Ronks, PA

Overview
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Enjoy a simplicity that can only be found in Amish country where farming and gathering is an elemental tradition experienced perfectly from the seat of a bicycle

 

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at Cherry Crest Farm- 150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572

Friday August 23, 2019

  • 4:30 to 6:30pm Packet Pickup at Cherry Crest Farm

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

Saturday August 24, 2019

  • 7 to 8am 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 and Festival Market open (tickets required)

  • 1 to 5pm Live music

  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony


Latest Updates

Ride Details

GRAN - 82mi

MEDIO - 45mi

PICCOLO - 33mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 9mi

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

Overview

Fondo difficulty level: Moderate
Rolling hills with some sustained climbing 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.


STages segment Challenge

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
82 MILES

More than 5,000 feet of climbing. Passage through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

  • 7 Farm Stop Aid Stations

  • 4 timed segments

ROUTe 

 

MEDIO FONDO
45 MILES

Get up close and personal with Pennsylvania Dutch agriculture and visit authentic Amish farms. Challenge yourself on some climbs and take in the views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package. 

DETAILS

  • 4 Farm Stop Aid Stations

  • 2 timed segments

ROUTE 

 

PICCOLO FONDO
33 MILES

Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch farmland. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

DETAILS

  • 3 Farm Stop Aid Stations

  • 1 timed segment

ROute 

 

RAMBLE RIDE
9 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 Farm Stop Aid Station

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 July 28
$137.99
$117.99
$97.99
$39.99
$24.99

Regular
Until August 18
$147.99
$127.99
$107.99
$39.99
$24.99

Event Week**
Until August 22
$159.99
$139.99
$119.99
$44.99
$24.99

*Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
**$20 additional charge when registering on Friday and Saturday 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 August 18
$389.99
$369.99
$349.99

Event Week**
Until August 22
$399.99
$379.99
$359.99

 

*Plus $10 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
**$20 additional charge when registering on Friday and Saturday 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 August 18
$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

Event Week
Until August 22
$89.99
$29.99
$14.99

 
Farms

OVERVIEW

The farmlands of Pennsylvania Dutch Country boast some of the richest and most productive agricultural soils in the world. Lancaster County's farmland and the industry it supports provide more than 50,000 jobs and contribute more than $4 billion to the local economy each year. Dairy farming is the leading agricultural business, but the area is an excellent example of a well diversified farm economy that is not dependent on any one area for its success. Poultry, beef, crop, and vegetable production all contribute to the area's economic strength. 

Lancaster farms are struggling with increasing development pressures and the county is losing about 1,000 acres of farmland per year. Lancaster County's nearly 6,000 farms provide fresh, local food for residents and people across the United States. They also protect watersheds, recharge groundwater, improve air quality, and provide food and cover for wildlife. 


Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Start/Finish
Ronks

The Cherry Crest property dates back to the early 1700s, when it was owned by the Ferree family, who came to the Pequea Valley from France to escape religious persecution. Though her husband Daniel died before coming to the New World, Marie Ferree settled here with her seven children. The farm and surrounding land was passed down through several Ferree generations before being sold to numerous different families over the years.

Today, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is family-owned and operated by Jack and Donna Coleman, who moved to Pennsylvania Dutch Country from New Jersey with their children in 1987. Though they began as dairy farmers, they currently have beef cows, raise broilers for Tyson, and crop farm over 300 acres. They ventured into the agri-tainment business in 1996 with their first ‘A-maze-ing Maize Maze,’ Locomotive Labyrinth.

Over the years, Cherry Crest has grown from being the “farm with a corn maze” to a 15-acre adventure farm, with more than 50 fun farm activities including the Hay Chute Slide and Straw Bale Racer, Jump Pillow, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Petting Zoo and Farm Experience Center, Corny’s Ball-cade, and the Corn Maze.

Learn more at CherryCrestFarm.com.


Conebella Farm

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Conebella Farm’s artisan raw milk cheese is the result of generations of dedicated family dairy farming on the same 198-acre farm that has been in the Gable family since 1923. For over 90 years, Conebella Farm has nourished Southeastern Pennsylvania families with top-quality milk and cheese.

In the summer of 2007, Conebella became a state-certified raw milk producer. Their cheese business flourished as they added varieties of Cheddar and Colby cheeses and preservative-free cheese spreads. At the farm store, the Gables currently sell 14 varieties of raw milk cheese, seven different creamy cheese spreads, raw milk, locally made yogurt and free-range eggs.

Conebella Farm has now been home to five generations of Gables.  Don and Pam’s three sons, Josh, Tyler, and Kevin, are very involved in all aspects of the farm, from milking the cows twice a day to cultivating the forages. They especially enjoy the fieldwork, which involves growing alfalfa hay, grass hay, corn, and rye.

The farm was recently featured in Farming-The Journal of Northeast Agriculture!

Learn more at ConebellaFarm.com.


RIEHL'S FAMILY FARM

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Riehl's Family Farm is an authentic Amish dairy farm with a mission of educating the "English" on the Amish way of life.

The farm includes Riehl's Quilts and Crafts, a unique storefront that sells handmade Amish quilts, candles, bird houses, dolls, brooms, and more.  The products are handmade by over 100 local Amish family craft businesses.  


LAPP VALLEY
FARMS

New Holland

Lapp Valley Farms is a typical Lancaster Amish dairy farm. The Lapp family raises 70 jersey cows who they say give the richest milk for ice cream. The homestead also includes a shop that features ice cream made on the farm with milk from their own cows.  

Guests at the farm can view the jersey cows being milked and and pet the bottle-fed calves. The Lapp family uses no hormones or other unnatural products to increase milk production. The shop offers 16 flavors of pure, delicious, homemade ice cream, as well as farm fresh milk. 


Wanner's Pride-N-Joy Farm

Narvon

Alfred and Carolynne Wanner, together with their two sons, John and Matt, own and operate Wanner's Pride-N-Joy Farm. The modern dairy farm is a member of the Land O'Lakes cooperative and has been in the Wanner family for eight generations. The operation was recently recognized as a Century Farm.

Much has changed in the farming industry since Alfred began farming with his father in a 16-cow tie-stall barn carrying pails of milk. The farm has grown to accommodate its growing family and currently milks close to 650 Holstein cows. The Wanner family's goal is to operate a successful farm business while being responsible stewards for the long-range health of their cattle and land. With the construction of a methane digester in 2007, they are one step closer to that goal. By using waste as an alternative energy source, the operation reduces odors, the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, and the volume of manure going back to the fields.

To book a stay at their farm guesthouse or to learn more, visit WannersPrideNJoyFarm.com


Linden Dale FARM

Ronks

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The 93-acre Linden Dale Farm was originally established in 1797 by Isacc and Marie Feree and is currently transitioning into the seventh generation of continuous operation by the Mellinger family bought by John Mellinger in 1816.

Ten years ago, Andrew and Mary Mellinger and their children initiated the transition from cows to goats as well as adding a milk processing facility. The farm continues to provide all the feed and pasture for the goat herd as well as the location for all the cheese making. Only the milk from the Mellinger goat herd is used, making it a true farmstead dairy. In 2009, the Mellingers established a stand at Central Market in Lancaster which is now the primary outlet for all the dairy products.

For more information visit the Linden Dale Farm Facebook Page.

Menus

Note: All menus subject to change

Post-Ride
Farm to Fork
Barbecue

By Victory Brewing Catering

2019 Menu Coming Soon

2018 Menu:

  • Pulled pork with HopDevil IPA barbecue sauce

  • Vegetarian tacos

  • Amish-style potato salad

  • Baked creamed local sweet corn

  • Strawberry and spinach salad

  • Assorted cookies

  • Infused water

*Vegetarian options available

Finisher Brew

Provided by Victory Brewing
*One pint included with your registration cost for all finishers over 21

Tickets

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


Meet the Farmers Dinner

Sponsored by Elite Performance Team

 

2019 Menu Coming Soon

2018 Menu:

Signature cocktail

Hors d'oeuvres

  • Spanakopita with spinach, feta and nuts

  • Leek and goat cheese tartlet

First Course

  • Early summer tomato panzanella and torn herbs

Second Course

  • Chilled beet soup with yogurt and dill

Main Course

  • Local pork, fruit mostarda, Dutch potato salad, and honey cornbread

  • Or vegetarian ratatouille with honey cornbread

Dessert Course

  • Petite homemade cookie trio

*Vegetarian options available

Tickets

$79.99
*Included in First Class Registration


AID STATION 'SMALL BITES'

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SMALL BITES MENU COMING SPRING 2019

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


DINNER SPONSOR

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, all the volunteers will be assigned to teams that each represent a different area 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 questions of the volunteer teams to get to know them, their missions, and what makes the event host community unique. At the end of your ride, you will vote for your favorite team and help determine the size of the cash donations we give.

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

Note: New volunteer groups will be announced Summer 2019


PASA

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Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Association (PASA) strives to build a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system through education and research that directly supports farmers. PASA facilitates farmer-to-farmer workshops and events, administers apprenticeships for beginning farmers, and coordinates farm-based research on soil health and other topics. Thier annual Farming for the Future Conference draws thousands of rural and urban farmers, homesteaders, and agriculture and food system professionals from across the country for 4-days of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations on a wide range of food and farming topics.

For more information visit PASAFarming.org


field of hope

Lancaster County Field of Hope is a nonprofit organization and host of the Field of Hope Benefit Dinner to help local individuals and families in need. In their first year Field of Hope raised over $15,000 and in 2017 nearly doubled that! Their goal is to help ease the financial burden of unexpected medical expenses or long-term care for families in the local community. Each year Field of Hope’s largest fundraising event is their Farm to Fork dinner, hosted at the Heth Farm in Columbia. Seating is limited to 130 people so sign up early to get on the guest list.

For more information visit LancoFieldOfHope.com.


The Common Wheel

The Common Wheel’s mission is to improve lives in Lancaster through the power of bikes. It is a nonprofit community bike center, operating as a place for people of all ages to learn about riding and maintaining bicycles. In addition to being a fully-functioning repair shop, they offer several programs for children and adults to have hands-on experience with a bike, gaining new skills in a welcoming and encouraging environment. The Common Wheel is continually growing, and they hope to make a mark on Lancaster and its citizens about the beneficial impacts of bikes on the world!

For more information visit TheCommonWheel.com.


A Week Away

Team Orange

A Week Away is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization who’s mission is to finance and coordinate respite weeks for individuals and their loved ones who are dealing with a life-threatening illness, enabling them to find the peace and energy needed to continue fighting their disease. A Week Away is run 100% by volunteers to ensure that every single penny goes directly to local families in need. 

For more information visit AWeekAway.org.


Cafe Israel

Team Blue

The members of Morgantown Community Church have formed a volunteer team to support Carol Geiger and Café Israel. Carol is working towards creating a cafe in Israel that will empower women. The cafe aims to be a unique place speaking true identity into women, breaking the lies spoken over them while enjoying high quality coffee and pastries. The cafe will also be equipped with an area that allows women to sell crafts and other home goods. This is a way to provide additional income for women instead of having to obtain income in unhealthy and abusive ways.


4-H Milk Duds

Team Red

The 4-H Milk Duds Club is a Lancaster County-wide club focusing on raising dairy animals and learning about the dairy industry. The vision of the leaders is to build leadership and life skills of youth that are involved in the dairy industry. All members are expected to complete a project book each year in order to be eligible to participate in 4-H shows. Teen members are also encouraged to hold officer positions and help provide leadership to the club and fellow members.

Travel Info

Travel Information

Directions

All activities at Cherry Crest Farm: 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572  
Free on-site parking

 

Official lodging partnerS

Official hotel coming soon…

Wanner's Pride-n-Joy Farm & Guesthouse

Stay on the farm at one of our featured farms. The Wanner family has converted an historic 1700's farmhouse into a charming rental property in Narvon, PA. You can relax on one of the two porches with breathtaking views of Pennsylvania Dutch Country farmland, and you can watch the neighboring Amish horse-plow their fields. Additional activities on the farm include picnics, catch-and-relase fishing at the pond, watching the cows be milked, petting the calves or goats, and hiking the farm trails. 

More information at WannersPrideNJoyFarm.com

Bicycle rentals 

Our local partner Intercourse Bike Works offers a broad range of bicycle rentals, and your rental includes delivery to the Farm to Fork Fondo if you mention the event when you book. Reserve your bike on the Intercourse Bike Works website.

SUGGESTED AREA ACTIVITIES

Presented by Discover Lancaster

 

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