What's a Farm to Fork Fondo?
An organized bicycle ride where you get to choose the distance best for you and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:
Celebratory mass start
Deluxe aid stations at working farms with small bites from the farm
Ticket to the post-ride Farm to Fork Barbecue
One post-ride finisher brew included with your registration (21 & over)
Raffle tickets for more than $10,000 in prizes including new Bianchi bikes
Beautiful, well-marked, and well-supported rides with police support, marshals and signage
Professional course support to assist you out on the road
Customized Farm to Fork Fondo souvenir number plate
Commemorative finisher's prize
Farm to Fork Fondo swag bag featuring cycling products, and local goodies
Ride with GPS timed segments with age and gender-graded rankings
Free on-site parking
Special lodging rates at area hotels
Some pretty fantastic memories and more
You should know that all the rides are well insured and that public safety and medical support will be available. Be sure to review all of our Rules & Policies
The mission of the Farm to Fork Fondo series is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers, and beautiful landscapes. Here at Wrenegade Sports we aim to promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment, create achievable challenges for people of all ages and abilities, to leave our host communities better than we found them, and to use our events to do social good. Wrenegade Sports and the Farm to Fork Fondo series work in partnership with our non-profit Wrenegade Foundation. To meet our mission of supporting farmland preservation, we work hard to collect donations from sponsoring companies and participants to donate to local organizations.
Immerse yourself in iconic farmlands and meet the farm families working hard to produce healthy fresh foods you'll enjoy. Learn about the struggles these farms face and be a part of supporting the beautiful landscapes.
Get ready for a weekend filled with culinary delights made from ingredients sourced from the beautiful farms along your route. We select local farm-to-table specialist chefs to whip up gourmet treats and feasts worthy of kings and hoards of hungry foodie cyclists.
Join hundreds of lucky cyclists for a fully supported gran fondo-style organized ride with a mass start. Work up your appetite over challenging courses through beautiful farmland with timed segments, magnificent views, and farm stop aid stations featuring locally sourced treats.
Wrenegade Sports events are rides, not races, and have distance options for all abilities.
In 2018, Wrenegade Foundation donated more than $50,000 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 help decide which groups get the biggest 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. From the registration tent to the last aid station, you will be greeted and cheered on by volunteers who are competing to bring the most spirit to the day. Ask questions of the volunteer teams to get to know them, their missions, and what makes the event host community unique. At the end of your ride, you will vote for your favorite team and help determine the size of the cash donations we give.
The Volunteer Competition is supported by tax-deductible participant donations to Wrenegade Foundation, sponsors, and 100% of all raffle ticket sales.
Message from our Founder
Tyler Wren here, founder of Wrenegade Sports. When I retired from my 13 years of professional cycling I wanted to do something meaningful, something that would allow me to share some of the best parts of this amazing sport with the world in way that could have a positive social impact, while still being just plain fun. I've ridden my bike thousands and thousands of miles over the world and I've learned to cherish the days when I find myself rolling along on beautiful, quiet country roads. Sadly, as many who love these charming places, I've realized that peaceful rural landscapes and lonely country roads are endangered species.
As cyclists, it is natural for us to support land owners who are able to preserve the open space that we enjoy so much on our bicycles and who use that land to grow food that can make us better athletes and healthier people. The Farm to Fork Fondo series is designed to bring awareness to, support and celebrate this symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farms and beautiful landscapes. I want people to get on their bikes, and to experience beautiful iconic farmland, meet the hardworking farmers who are fighting the good fight, learn about the pressures that these farms face, and have a great time in the process.
All of the funds raised by the Wrenegade Foundation for our Farm to Fork Fondo Volunteer Competition is donated to local farms and community organizations. That means at the end of each Farm to Fork Fondo, Wrenegade Foundation will be cutting checks to help local farmers with projects like building a new farm stand or creating a new website, and to help local organizations advance their causes like preserving the county's beautiful pastoral open space.