BURLINGTON — Wrenegade Sports today launched registration and revealed details for the 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo series. Information for this season’s six events, including ride information, menus, featured farms and more, can be found at FarmToForkFondo.com. Opening week special pricing and giveaways are running through Friday, January 20.
The unique farm-to-table bicycle event series now includes stops in Hudson Valley at Pennings Farm on June 11, Finger Lakes at Atwater Estate Vineyards on June 25, Vermont at Riverside Farm on July 16, Pennsylvania Dutch at The Country Barn onJuly 29, Maine at Wolfe’s Neck Farm on August 27, and Berkshires at Hancock Shaker Village on September 25. Wrenegade Sports expects 3,600 participants in total from more than 40 different states and several countries.
“I founded the Farm to Fork Fondo series in 2015 after retiring from my 13-year career in professional cycling with the goal of celebrating and supporting the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers and beautiful open space,” said Farm to Fork Fondo series founder Tyler Wren. “Our events in Hudson Valley, Vermont, Pennsylvania Dutch country and Maine have been hugely successful, and I am very excited to expand the series in 2017 to two new iconic farmland locations in the Finger Lakes and the Berkshires.”
One of the primary goals of the Farm to Fork Fondo series is to educated and motivate the cycling community to support the farming community. “The farms along our routes represent more than just gorgeous scenery – connected to every beautiful barn are families doing work that is vital to our way of life, and I want to encourage more cyclist-farmer social connections and motivate more cyclists to support their local farmers wherever they call home,” said Wren.
The festive and welcoming events have also brought new participants into the sport of cycling. Every Farm to Fork Fondo includes distance options for all abilities, gourmet aid stations at local farms, elegant farm dinners, activities for the whole family and more.
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, Cycliq, 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
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