Stages Cycling and Wrenegade Sports have partnered together to present the Farm to Fork Fondo Stages Segment Challenge and to publish educational training tips and tricks for cyclists.
Farm to Fork Fondo is a non-competitive cycling event series organized by Wrenegade Sports where riders of all levels come together to celebrate local farms and healthy living. The partnership with Stages Cycling will allow Farm to Fork Fondo participants to test their abilities at this year’s events and to improve their training throughout the year by using the training tips.
The Stages Segment Challenge features course segments of higher difficulty that requires riders to use the Ride With GPS app to test their abilities. “Achieving goals highlights the benefit of our products,” said Matt Pacocha, Global Marketing Director of Stages Cycling, “and that’s why we’re a proud sponsor of the Farm to Fork Fondo Segment Challenge.” The challenge gives the Farm to Fork Fondo Series a competitive edge for those who choose to participate. The Ride With GPS app records a participant's time during the challenge. The times are then ranked and separated into six categories based on age and gender to see which riders were fastest. The male and female cyclists with the fastest times win the coveted Farm to Fork Fondo polka-chicken jersey by Pactimo. One participant of the Stages Segment Challenge at each event will be picked at random to win a Stages Cycling Power meter.
Stages Cycling and Wrenegade Sports are also collaborating to publish training plans and educational content on FarmToForkFondo.com that cyclists can use to improve their abilities. The tips and tricks will be written by Power Education Specialist Benjamin Sharp, who helped develop endurance programs for USA Cycling. “Stages’ dedication to setting and achieving goals aligns perfectly with Wrenegade Sports’ core mission to provide achievable challenges for athletes of all abilities,” said Tyler Wren, Founder of Wrenegade Sports and the Farm to Fork Fondo series. “We’re excited to work together both at this year’s events and on content that our participants can use year round.” Whether it’s to prepare for the Stages Segment Challenge or just to make the most of a ride, the training plans and tips can be used by anyone looking to improve.
To take part in the Stages Segment Challenge, cyclists may register for any of the six Farm to Fork Fondo events and download the Ride With GPS app.
ABOUT FARM TO FORK FONDO
Farm to Fork Fondo is a series of non-competitive cycling events in iconic farmland regions throughout the Northeastern United States. The mission of the Farm to Fork Fondo series is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers and beautiful landscapes. Ride options range from 10 to 100 miles, and include several on-farm aid stations where participants sample chef-prepared treats made from each farm’s ingredients. For more information, visit FarmForkFondo.com.
Farm to Fork Fondo partners include Colavita, Bianchi, Elite Performance Team, Maple Hill Creamery, GU Energy Labs, Vittoria, Stages, Silca, Stans No Tubes, Bar Mitts, Tetra Bike, Drink Maple, Ride With GPS, Velofix, CyclOps, Pactimo, and Rudy Project.
June 11: Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley
June 25: Farm to Fork Fondo – Finger Lakes
July 16: Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont
July 29: Farm to Fork Fondo – Pennsylvania Dutch
August 27: Farm to Fork Fondo – Maine
September 24: Farm to Fork Fondo – Berkshires
ABOUT WRENEGADE SPORTS
Wrenegade Sports produces the Farm to Fork Fondo event series. Wrenegade Sports was founded by former professional cyclist Tyler Wren with a mission to whip up perfect combinations of health, social good, community and fun into unique and awesome events. Wrenegade Sports’ guiding principles are: to promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment; to create achievable challenges for people of all ages and physical abilities; to leave our event host communities better than we found them and to use our events to do social good.
For more information, visit WrenegadeSports.com.
ABOUT STAGES CYCLING
Stages Cycling LLC, with offices in Portland, OR and Boulder CO, launched the Stages Power meter in 2012, immediately making waves in the power measurement category. Stages has expanded into the commercial and home fitness category with the SC3 commercial indoor cycling bike, with groundbreaking features designed to improve rider experience and increase durability. In 2016, Stages completed the power training ecosystem with Stages Dash, a performance GPS head unit, and Stages Link, a cloud-based training service, guiding athletes to their best performances on the road and indoors through easy analytics, education, and custom coaching.
More information at stagescycling.com