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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.

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Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch

July 28-29, 2017 - The Country Barn - 211 S Donnerville Rd, Lancaster, PA

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

Overview

WHAT'S NEW
FOR 2017

Yes, the 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2017, including:

  • New Meet the Farmers Dinner the night before the ride with the families from our featured farms
  • Updated routes with new featured farms and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge
  • Expanded professional course support from Silca
  • New pre-ride Maple Hill Creamery Fuel-Up Station
  • New post-ride Elite Performance Team Recovery Zone with Normatec recovery boots
  • 2 brand spankin' new Bianchi bikes to give away
  • New merchandise items including the official 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo kit
  • Expanded post-ride festival with more local vendors
  • More money for local farms through the Volunteer Competition

Event SCHEDULE

All activities at The Country Barn - 211 S Donerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 

Friday July 28, 2017

  • 5:30 to 7:30pm Packet Pickup at the The Country Barn Stables
  • 6pm Free Pro Rider Bicycle Skills Clinic for riders of all abilities, presented by Bianchi and Elite Performance Team
  • 7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at The Country Barn Loft (tickets required)

Saturday July 29, 2017

  • 6 to 8am Packet Pickup & Maple Hill Creamery Fuel-Up Station
  • 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)
  • 12:30pm Kids Mini Fondo departs 
  • 1 to 5pm Live music
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
  • On-site activities include Country Barn Market and Barnyard Kingdom with wagon rides, pony rides, corn maze, barnyard animals, little farmers play area, and more!

Latest Updates

Ride Details

GRAN - 85MI

MEDIO - 55MI

PICCOLO - 28MI

RAMBLE RIDE - 9MI

Note: space is limited to 600 riders and rides sold out last year

GRAN FONDO
85 MILES

Nearly 6,000 feet of climbing. Passage through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

  • 5 Farm Stop Aid Stations
  • 4 Ride With GPS timed segments
  • All paved

ROUTE

2017 course map coming soon...


MEDIO FONDO
55 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
  • 3 Ride With GPS timed segments
  • All paved

ROUTE

2017 course map coming soon...


PICCOLO FONDO
28 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 Ride With GPS timed segment
  • All paved

ROUTE

2017 course map coming soon...


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

  • 8.7 miles
  • 1 Farm Stop Aid Station
  • All paved

ROUTE

2017 course map 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
$129.99*
$108.99*
$85.99*
$39.99
$22.99

After Jan 16
$150.99*
$129.99*
$106.99*
$39.99
$22.99

After June 26
$171.99*
$150.99*
$127.99*
$39.99
$22.99

*Plus $3 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
$379.99*
$358.99*
$335.99*

After Jan 16
$400.99*
$379.99*
$356.99*

After June 26
$421.99*
$400.99*
$377.99*

*Plus $3 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

$79.99
$29.99
$14.99

 
Featured 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.  - From the Lancaster Farmland Trust


THE COUNTRY
BARN

Start/Finish
Lancaster

The Country Barn is a working farm owned and operated by Farmer Jim, who's family has been tilling the soil for three generations. Initially the farm focused on beef, tobacco and potatoes, but over time Farmer Jim has diversified the farm's crops to include tomatoes, sweet corn, asparagus, lettuce, and more.

The mission of The Country Barn is to offer guests fun and authentic experiences with exceptional service on their historic, working family farm. The farm now hosts weddings and special events in their two beautifully restored barns and includes a farm market and barnyard kingdom.

The main yellow barn was built in 1866 and is one of the largest in Lancaster County. 

Learn more at CountryBarnMarket.com.


CHERRY HILL
ORCHARDS

Lancaster

Cherry Hill Orchards, partner of Farm to Fork Fondo gourmet cycling event

Cherry Hill is one of the oldest pick-your-own orchards in Pennsylvania with over 2,500 trees. The Haas family has owned the farm since 1971, which produces over 100 cultivars of fruit including a variety of cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, sweet corn and pumpkins. 

Harvest at Cherry Hill Orchards is spread over several months, beginning in mid-June with cherries and concluding in late November with Pink Lady apples. One third of their crop is sold on a "pick-your-own" basis, and their farm market is open year round. 

Learn more at CherryHillOrchards.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 raise 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


LIL' COUNTRY STORE & MINIATURE HORSE FARM

Paradise

The Amish farm of Henry and Linda Stoltzfus is home to a variety of livestock, including miniature horses, and a roadside stand with typical Amish products.

The farm offers a unique experience to visitors with miniature horse rides for kids, a view of a working Amish woodworking shop, and a broad selection of handmade craft items made by members of the local Amish community.


PINE VIEW
DAIRY

Lancaster

Pine View Dairy has been in operation for 40 years and strives to deliver the freshest dairy products at low prices by producing, processing and selling it right on the farm. 

Known for their milk in bags and delicious homemade ice cream, Pine View Dairy is located on beautiful preserved Lancaster County farmland, which is home to their 165 Holstein cows.

Learn more at PineViewDairy.com


Rohrer Dairy Farms

Washington Boro

Rohrer Dairy Farms was founded in 1957. Now run by Mike Roher and his two brothers, three generations of the Rohrer family have worked the farm and expanded the operation to now include 1,000 acres and 1,400 cows. As the farm has grown, the family has practiced step-wise expansion for increased cow comfort. Learn more on the Rohrer Dairy Farms Facebook Page

Menus

Post-Ride
Farm to Fork
Barbecue

By Farm to Fork Catering

Menu

  • Barbecue chicken with chiles, mint and lime
  • Black bean tacos with sofrito, green onion and goat cheese
  • Roasted Mexican street corn with sour cream and cilantro
  • Farmhouse potato wedges with fresh garden herbs
  • Colavita pasta salad
  • Chilled watermelon and cantaloupe wedges
  • Peach cobbler 
  • Water, meadow mint ice tea, lemonade

Finisher Brew

Pint of Lancaster Lager by Lancaster Brewing Company
*Free for all participants of age

Tickets

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


Meet the Farmers Dinner

By Farm to Fork Catering

Menu

*Vegetarian options available

Hors D’oeuvres

  • Fresh watermelon with brie and mint
  • Crudité of the farm
  • Limestone Spring Preserve trout ceviche
  • Wild green onion and neufchâtel strudel

Protein

  • Lemon thyme chicken confit with peach gastrique
  • Smoked Piedmontese brisket carving station with red beet and horseradish coulis
  • Piperade with farm fresh eggs, chevre and grilled flatbread

Salad

  • Arugula with sweet pickled cantaloupe, roasted pecans and feta, with coarse ground mustard vinaigrette

Vegetable

  • Roasted radishes and red onion with brown butter sauce
  • Home grown potatoes with colavita grana padana cheese and sundried tomatoes sauce

Drinks

  • Thistlefinch Distillery whiskey infused with strawberries and tarragon
  • Mojito Mocktail

Dessert

  • Dark chocolate and raspberry tart with homemade ice cream

Tickets

$94.99
*Included in First Class Registration

Note: All menus subject to change


Aid Station 'Small Bites'

Cherry hill orchards

Assorted fruit pies and pastries - made on the farm
Pick-your-own peaches
 
- Featured ingredient: fresh peaches from the orchard
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo

riehl's family farm

Amish whoopie pies, shoefly pies, root beer & pretzels - homemade on the farm
 - Routes: Gran

lapp valley farms

Award-winning ice cream with homemade Amish waffle cones - made on the farm
 - Featured ingredient: dairy from the farm's Jersey cows
 - Routes: Gran & Medio 

LIL' COUNTRY STORE & MINIATURE HORSE FARM

Amish yogurt, cheese, potato chips and lemonade - homemade on the farm
 - Featured ingredient: local Amish dairy
 - Routes: Gran & Medio

PINE VIEW DAIRY

Ice cream with blackberries - made on the farm
 - Featured ingredients: dairy from the farm's Holstein cows & fresh blackberries from the neighboring Amish farm
 - Routes: Gran, Medio & Piccolo

More 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 The Country Barn: 211 S Donerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 
Free on-site parking

 

Official lodging partners

Manor View Inn

Stay on the farm at The Country Barn at their historic farmhouse bed and breakfast, the Manor View Inn. Just steps away from the start/finish line and all the action, you can take in farm views from rocking chairs on the beautiful porches and enjoy easy access to all the farm's summertime activities. 

Your stay includes a hardy pre-ride country breakfast that features delicious baked goods from the Amish Shop at The Country Barn Market. 

More information at ManorViewInn.com.

Wanner's Pride-n-Joy Farm & Guesthouse

Stay on the farm at one of our aid stations. 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's 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.

Car rentals

Enterprise Car Rental

Enterprise offers discounted rates on rental cars to Farm to Fork Fondo paricipants. Click here and use code WRE.

SUGGESTED AREA ACTIVITIES

Presented by Discover Lancaster

 

Local Partners


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