HUNDREDS OF CYCLISTS TO CELEBRATE FARMS, FOOD AND LANDSCAPES THIS OCTOBER IN NEW JERSEY'S PINE BARRENS
Wrenegade Sports is excited to announce their full 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo season schedule, comprised of 8 events including the newest in the series Garden State on October 13 & 14, 2018. Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State will be hosted by Whitesbog Historic Village, a working cranberry bog in Browns Mills, NJ, and birthplace of the modern blueberry. The event is organized by Wrenegade Sports and will highlight and benefit the historic village and farm, overseen by Whitesbog Preservation Trust, and New Jersey's rural Pine Barrens community.
"We're very excited to bring the Farm to Fork Fondo series to Whitesbog Village and the Garden State," said Wrenegade Sports founder and former professional cyclist Tyler Wren. "We strive to create unique events and combining the rural landscapes of the Pine Barrens with visits to the area's diverse farms including craberry bogs and blueberry farms will truly be a special experience."
Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State is an organized bicycle ride where participants get to choose the distance best for them and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way. Course options for all abilities will range from 10 to 100 miles. Following the ride will be a catered farm-to-table barbecue and festival featuring live music and local vendors. Participants can expect flat to rolling terrain in the Pine Barrens.
Whitesbog Village will serve as the start-finish venue for the rides and festival on October 14, and host a pre-ride ‘Meet the Farmers Dinner’ on October 13. "Whitesbog Historic Village is so excited to partner with Wrenegade Sports to host this event and highlight the wonderful farms and the beauty of this rich ecological, cultural, historic and agricultural area in the New Jersey Pine Barrens," said Allison Pierson, Executive Director of Whitesbog Historic Trust.
Additional featured farms and local partners for Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State will be announced in coming months.
The 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo series will include events in Shenandoah, Hudson Valley, Pennsylvania Dutch country, Vermont's Champlain Islands, Finger Lakes, Maine, Berkshires, and Garden State. Event venues and dates are listed below.
Registration for all 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo events opens January 15 at FarmToForkFondo.com.
2018 Farm to Fork Fondo Schedule
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Shenandoah, May 19-20, Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Hudson Valley, June 9-10, Warwick Valley Winery, Warwick, NJ
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch, June 29-30, Wyebrook Farm, Honey Brook, PA
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Champlain Islands, July 21-22, Snowfarm Vineyard, South Hero, VT
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Finger Lakes, August 10-11, Atwater Estate Vineyards, Burdett, NY
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine, August 24-25, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires, September 29-30, Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA
- Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State, October 13-14, Whitesbog Historic Village, Browns Mills, NJ
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. The series has been featured in Outside, Men’s Health, SELF Magazine, Men’s Journal and more. For more information, visit FarmForkFondo.com.
About Whitesbog Historic Village
Whitesbog Village is an early 20th-century company town and agricultural community. In the early 1900s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey, and its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. Aside from its immense success with cranberries, Whitesbog is also where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated.
Today, Whitesbog is part of Brendan T. Byrne State Forest and is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Sites. Whitesbog includes the village and the surrounding 3,000 acres of cranberry bogs, blueberry fields, reservoirs, sugar sand roads, and Pine Barrens forests. For more information visit WhitesBog.org.