Policies & FAQs
Be safe so there's room for the fun
farm to fork fondo Rules
Wear a Helmet - Helmets are required for all participants in all of our rides. The helmet must be worn with the chin strap fastened at all times while riding.
Ride a Fondo-Approved Bicycle - We welcome any type of bike as defined by the local laws. However, for everyone’s safety, we may ask any unusual bikes to start in the back. Triathlon and time trial bikes are welcome, but we require you to ride on the brake hoods (not in the aerobars) whenever riding in a group.
Obey Traffic Laws - We’re proud to say that our rural routes have hardly any traffic lights. But our courses are not “closed” and the roads remain open to cars, so abiding by the rules of the road is an imperative. We’ll have marshals or police posted at any tricky intersections.
Use Electronic Devices Safely - Please leave your headphones at home so that everyone stays alert. Also, use of electronic devices like cell phones is only permitted off the road and off the bike. We don't want any distracted cyclists!
No Littering or Watering - Please do your part to keep our host communities in great shape. No littering or public urination. Aid stations will have trash cans and restrooms, so please hold it till then!
Look Out For Each Other - When riding in a group, please adhere to general cycling courtesies like calling out potholes or debris and riding in an organized fashion on the side of the road.
Say Thank You - Lots of generous folks in our host communities are volunteering their time to make our events great, so please show them your appreciation. Like our routes, our volunteers will be clearly marked. You'll recognize them in the race shirts with "VOLUNTEER" across the back. Also please thank all the farmers involved!
Have Fun! - It’s going to be a spectacular day on the bike, so make sure you enjoy it!
OTHER INFORMATION YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW
Medical Assistance - Medical supplies will be on hand at the start/finish and each aid station will be stocked with first aid supplies. In the event of an emergency out on the road, please call 911, call Wrenegade Sports dispatch at 833-973-6342, and notify the nearest course marshal.
Mechanical Assistance - Course support mechanics will be on hand at the start/finish to help get you rolling in the morning. Aid stations will be stocked with spare tubes and some tools. We also suggest carrying a few tubes and a pump or CO2 cartridges just so you don’t get stuck out there.
Course Support Vehicles - We’ll have some help for you out on course. If you can’t keep going because of a crash, or mechanical trouble, our course support crew and/or emergency shuttle can pick you and your bike up and take you to the next aid station or back to the party at the start/finish.
REGISTRATION AND REFUND POLICIES
Entries are Non-Refundable - Wrenegade Sports is still small and growing, so cancellations affect us greatly. Sorry, but no deferrals to next year's events either.
Entries are Transferable - If your plans change and you can't make it to an event, you may either transfer your registration to another event within the same year, or convince a friend to take your place. You must make a transfer request by 11:59pm on the Thursday night before a Sunday event (11:59pm on the Wednesday night before a Saturday event). Transfer requests made within 48 hours of the event cannot be fulfilled. $10 transfer fee applies. Please do not re-sell your entry. Access your entry from your registration confirmation e-mail or contact us for help.
Things Outside of our Control - In the very unlikely event that one of our venues gets hit by a hurricane, or some other natural or man-made disaster that is outside of our control, we may have to cancel rides and entire events. In that improbable scenario, we can't refund any entry fees, but we'll do our best to give out all your t-shirts, gifts, and prizes.
Frequently Asked questions
When is the Farm to Fork Fondo?
We're glad you asked. Check out the Events tab or our Schedule Page to see this season's line-up.
Who do I contact for more information?
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is this a race?
No, the Farm to Fork Fondo events are rides not races. We want you to enjoy the farm stop aid stations and the pastoral landscapes. But we will have a few timed sections in the Fondo rides if you want to stretch your legs and get competitive.
What kind of bike should I bring?
A road bike is the best bet for all the courses, but most any type of bike will do. Most routes are fully paved but some of our routes have some gravel sections. Check the 'Ride Details' tabs in each event page for details. Mountain bikes, cyclocross bikes, triathlon bikes, commuter bikes, and maybe even a unicycle could all get the job done.
I'm coming from out of the area. Can I rent a bike or ship mine somewhere?
We have bicycle rental partners at most of our events - check the Travel Information tabs on each event page for our recommendations. Make sure you mention that you are a registered Farm to Fork Fondo participant.
I’m the only cyclist in my family, is there anything else to do?
Yes! We have a little something for everyone with the festivities at all our events. Take a look at the schedule of events on the Overview tabs on each event page for more information on what we have cooking for riders and non-riders alike.
What happens if it rains?
We’ll have a fantastic day, rain or shine. Unless the weather gets apocalyptic, we’ll send riders off on our four ride options. If you’re a fair weather rider, you can still enjoy all the weekend activities at our venues, so mark your calendars and come join us!
Do I need a USA Cycling or UCI license to participate?
Nope, no cycling license needed!
What kind of snacks can we expect at the aid stations?
Each aid station will have a unique 'small bite' featuring local ingredients. They'll also all be stocked with water, energy drinks, gels and chews from GU Energy Labs, fresh fruit and savory snacks including Clif bars. If you need a spare tube, first aid, or an allen wrench, we'll have you covered there too.
Can I bring my dog?
We love dogs, but since our host venues are farms with other animals and livestock present, and due to restrictions related to our event insurance, dogs are not permitted at Farm to Fork Fondo events.