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Burlington, VT 05401

50 Robinson Parkway
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.

Press Releases

Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont Post Ride

Ben Demars

Picture this: a crowd of 400 people, each riding a bicycle through the winding roads of central Vermont. A mix of professional riders and layman enthusiasts, children and adults of all ages, a mass of colorful jerseys and smiling faces. This was the scene at the third annual Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont event on July 16 in Pittsfield, VT.

Organized by Wrenegade Sports, the Farm to Fork Fondo series is the brainchild of professional cyclist Tyler Wren. The Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont event drew in a crowd from all over the country to celebrate fitness and New England’s reputable food. Twenty two states along with 4 countries were represented within the crowd of 410 cyclists. “Having participants travel from as far as China to ride this event is incredible” said Wren.” Uniting people from diverse backgrounds through fitness and eating local has always been the goal and this event really highlights why I started this series.”  

The event featured nine aid stations located at local farms where participants could sample treats grown, produced, and prepared locally. “The overall vibe of the event was so unique and incredibly positive.” said one participant after riding the 50 miles course. “Every ounce of positivity was greatly felt: the volunteers, the staff, the announcer, the farmers.” The noncompetitive event offered routes ranging from 12 to 93 miles to accommodate riders of different skill levels.

Along with connecting cyclists to farmers, the Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont event also worked to give back to the community. The event raised more than $2500 to be donated to local organizations represented by teams of volunteers at the event. Donations from sponsors, participants, and raffle ticket sales were split between the teams through a volunteer competition in which participants voted on which team they liked best. For the third year in a row, the Stockbridge Historical Meeting House won the volunteer competition, taking home $1000 to be used to maintain the historic sanctuary.

While the Farm to Fork Fondo series won’t return to Vermont until next year, the series has three more events this summer in Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Maine and Berkshires.

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.

 

SERIES CALENDAR

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

 

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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.

PRESS CONTACTS

Tyler Wren

Founder & Principal, Wrenegade Sports

tyler@wrenegadesports.com

518-662-0211
http://www.farmforkfondo.com/press-releases/


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