Sold Out Farm to Fork Series Celebrates in Maine
Every aid station was hosted by local working farms and featured treats made with ingredients from each. The aid stations also featured fuel from GU Energy Labs, Clif Bar and Colavita.
Over $7,000 to local non-profits and farms, in there biggest Volunteer Competition to date.
Over 450 cyclists celebrated farming, food and a fondo in Wrenegade Sports phenominally successful Farm-To-Fork cycling series recipe.
Former Olympians, Tour de France riders, and the Colavita-Bianchi Women’s Pro Cycling Team rode alongside a mix of casual and competitive cycling enthusiasts throughout the day.
Cyclists savored food from Wolfe Neck's Farm, Wealden Farm, Crystal Spring Farm, East Branch Farm, Pineland Farm and Skyland Farm - as well as Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.
Results of the Chicken Polka Dot Jersey are available at https://ridewithgps.com/events/20925-farm-to-fork-fondo-maine/leaderboard
Farm to Fork Fondo – Maine weekend activities also included: a bicycle skills clinics for riders of all abilities led by the Colavita | Bianchi Professional Cycling Team; a talk on the local agriculture; local and cycling industry vendors; more than $10,000 in raffle prizes; live music; Kids' Mini-Fondo;farm tours; and more. All activities are hosted by Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine.
Farm to Fork Fondo – Maine will benefited local farms and charitable organizations via the innovative New Holland 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 farm organizations. With their support and creativity, these teams will compete for participants' votes, and will all win cash donations for the farms and organizations they represent, this year $7,000 dollars.
The Farm to Fork Fondo series is supported by New Holland Agriculture, a global leader in agricultural equipment and a supporter of small farms across the world; Colavita USA, an Italian specialty foods importer and long-time cycling sponsor and advocate of healthy living; and Bianchi Bicycles, the world’s oldest bicycle brand and manufacturer of innovative bicycles for people of all abilities. Additional series sponsors include: the Colavita | Bianchi Professional Cycling Team; Fine Cooking Magazine; GU Energy Labs; Ride With GPS; Ritchey Logic; Rudy Project North America; Saris; Jakroo Custom Design; TRP; Vittoria North America; Fit Werx; BarFly Bike; Bar Mitts; and Stan’s NoTubes.
Local supporters included: Wolfe’s Neck Farm; Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau; 111 Maine Catering; Maine Shore Lobster Bakes; Pineland Farms; Harraseeket Inn; Cabot Creamery Cooperative; and Gorham Bike and Ski.
Visit FarmForkFondo.com for more information on the Farm to Fork Fondo series.
About Wrenegade Sports
Wrenegade Sports' mission is to whip up perfect combinations of health, social good, community and fun into unique and exciting events. The guiding company principles are: to promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment; to create achievable challenges for people of all ages and physical abilities; to benefit event host communities; and to use the company events to do social good. Wrenegade Sports events have been featured in Men’s Journal, Men’s Fitness, Edible Manhattan, Lancaster Farming and Road Bike Action Magizine.
More information on Wrenegade Sports can be found at WrenegadeSports.com.