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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 2018

June 29-30, 2018 - Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, 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

 

WHAT'S NEW
FOR 2018

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

  • Exciting new start/finish venue at Wyebrook Farm
  • Updated routes with new featured farms and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge with on-site upload station
  • New featured sponsor Chester County's Brandywine Valley
  • 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 The Wyebrook Farm - 150 Wyebrooke Rd, Honey Brook, PA 19344 

Friday June 29, 2018

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

Saturday June 30, 2018

  • 6:30 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 open (tickets required)
  • 1 to 5pm Live music
  • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony

Latest Updates


Featured Sponsor

Ride Details

GRAN - 80mi

MEDIO - 50mi

PICCOLO - 30mi

RAMBLE RIDE - 10mi

Note: space is limited to 600 riders

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.


Official Course Map

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
80 MILES

More than 4,000 feet of climbing. Passage through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

DETAILS

ROUTe 

 

MEDIO FONDO
50 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

ROUTE 

 

PICCOLO FONDO
30 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

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 

 

*Exact route details are subject to change. Check back here the night 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

Early Bird
$119.99*
$102.99*
$85.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After Jan 16
$132.99*
$113.99*
$95.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After April 2
$144.99*
$125.99*
$107.99*
$39.99*
$24.99*

After June 18
$164.99*
$145.99*
$127.99*
$44.99*
$24.99*

*Plus $5 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on the event weekend


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
$369.99*
$352.99*
$335.99*

After Jan 16
$382.99*
$363.99*
$345.99*

After April 2
$394.99*
$375.99*
$357.99*

After June 18
$414.99*
$395.99*
$377.99*

*Plus $5 minimum donation to the Volunteer Competition and processing fee
*$20 additional charge when registering on the 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
$84.99
$29.99
$14.99

After Jun 18
$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. 


Wyebrook Farm

Start/Finish
Honey Brook

Wyebrook Farm provides an alternative to the industrial food supply. By creating a diverse polyculture on the farm, they produce the healthiest animals and best food without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones or antibiotics.

Wyebrook Farm believes that the only way to guarantee that the food you eat is healthy, safe and nutritious is to know the farmer who produced it. They sell the products of the farm from a historic barn on the farm so that customers can see their animals and farming practices. They encourage visitors to tour the farm and ask questions. By purchasing food from Wyebrook Farm, you support the local community and ensure that this part of Chester County retains the agricultural character that has made it one of the most productive and beautiful places in America.

For more information please visit: wyebrookfarm.com


Conebella Farm

Elverson

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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-based 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 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


Linden Dale FARM

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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.


King's Herb Nook

Honey Brook

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King's Herb Nook is an herb farm, nursery and shop. They offer hundreds of culinary, medicinal, and ornamental herb plants. They also have a large selection of dried herbs and teas.

For more information, visit the King's Herb Nook Facebook page.


Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

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 here 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 being a 15-acre adventure farm, with 50+ Farm Fun 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 of course the Corn Maze.

Learn more at CherryCrestFarm.com.

Menus

Post-Ride
Farm to Fork
Barbecue

By Victory Brewing Catering

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

Pint from Victory Brewing
*Free for all finishers of age

Tickets

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


Meet the Farmers Dinner

By Talulas Table

 

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

$84.99
*Included in First Class Registration

Volunteers

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In 2017, Wrenegade Sports donated more than $25,000 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 decide which groups get the 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. Teams will compete by making sure each and every cyclist has an awesome day by being creative, enthusiastic and memorable with their interactions with the participants. At the end of your ride, you will vote for your favorite team and determine the size of the cash donations we give.

The Volunteer Competition is supported by sponsors, participant donations and 100% of all raffle ticket sale proceeds.  Learn more on our Volunteer Information Page.


PASA

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PASA, a sustainable agriculture association, strives to build a more economically-just, environmentally-regenerative, and community-focused food system through education and research that directly supports farmers. We facilitate farmer-to-farmer workshops and events, administer apprenticeships for beginning farmers, and coordinate farm-based research on soil health and other topics. Our 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 non-profit organization and host of the Field of Hope Benefit Dinner to help local individuals and families in need. In our first year we raised over $15,000 and in 2017 we nearly doubled that! Our goal is to help ease the financial burden of unexpected medical expenses or long-term care for families in our community. Each year our largest fundraising event is our Farm to Fork dinner, hosted at the Heth Farm in Columbia. Our 2018 event will be held on September 15th so be sure to save the date! Seating is limited to 130 people so sign up today to get on the guest list.

For more information visit LancoFieldOfHope.com.


Common Wheel

Common Wheels mission is to improve lives in Lancaster through the power of bikes. It is a non-profit community bike center, operating as a place for people of all ages to learn about riding, biking, and maintaining bicycles. In addition to being a fully-functioning repair shop, they offer several programs for children and adults alike to have hands-on experience with a bike, gaining new skills and being in a welcoming and encouraging environment. 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) non- profit organization whose 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. At A Week Away, we coordinate and finance respite weeks for families who are battling a life-threatening illness, with the goal of providing them the hope they need to continue their fight. A Week Away is run 100% by volunteers to ensure that every single penny goes directly to our 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.  She is working towards creating a cafe in Israel that will empower women. A unique place speaking true identity into women, breaking the lies spoken over them while enjoying high quality coffee and pastries. This 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.


Milk Duds

Team Red

The 4-H Milk Duds Club is a county-wide club focusing on raising dairy animals and learning about the dairy industry. The vision of the leaders is 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 Wyebrook Farm: 150 Wyebrook Road, Honey Brook, PA 19344  
Free on-site parking

 

Official lodging partnerS

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Hilton Garden Inn Exton/West Chester(No Vacancy)
720 East Eagleview Blvd.
Exton, PA 19341

Just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), the inviting Hilton Garden Inn Exton/West
Chester is a brand new, 135-guest room hotel.

To get our preferred rate, book your room by May 27th by calling 610-458-8822 and mentioning Farm to Fork Fondo, or click here to make your reservation online

The Hilton Garden Inn will be providing a secure, indoor location for overnight bike storage for Farm to Fork Fondo guests.

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.

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