Happy Tummies Ride Local at the Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont
Wrenegade Sports principal Tyler Wren summarized the mission of the event: “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. With the Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont, I want to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes, experience this beautiful rural area, meet and support the hardworking local farmers, learn about the pressures that these farms face, and have a great time in the process.”
The Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont has ride distance options with challenges for cyclists of all abilities, and will begin with a celebratory mass start lead by featured professional cyclists. Each of the four distance options, from 10 to 102 miles in length, includes aid station stops at a wide variety of working Vermont farms with treats sourced straight from the farms. The beautiful rural rides include timed segments and pass bucolic landscapes and through the Green Mountain National Forest.
The Farm to Fork Fondo - Vermont will benefit local Vermont farms via the innovative Volunteer Competition. Volunteers filling jobs such as staffing aid stations and marshaling intersections will be organized into teams each representing different local farms or charitable organizations with farm projects. With their support and creativity, these teams will compete for participants' votes, and the volunteer teams will all win cash donations for the farms and organizations they represent based on the voting results. Wrenegade Sports is actively seeking cash sponsorships for the Volunteer Competition and 100% of any donations received will be awarded to local Vermont farms or organizations at the event. Interested supporters can contact Wrenegade Sports at Info@WrenegadeSports.com.
Event partners include Jamis Bicycles, Rudy Project, Ritchey Logic, Herbalife 24, Hincapie Sportswear, Vittoria, Cateye, TRP, BarFly, ProGold Lubricants, and Zealios SkincareCabot, Ride With GPS, 1K2Go Sports, BikeReg.com, Jakroo Custom Design and independent Jamis dealers Fit Werx and Green Mountain Bikes.