Inaugural Asheville Farm to Fork Fondo Proves Very Popular
More than 500 riders took part in Farm to Fork Fondo’s new event in Asheville, NC last starting at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview
The iconic farmland allowed Wrenegade sports to showcase a diverse mix of farms, unique farm-to-table fare, and tight-knit rural communities, with its mission to motivate the cycling community across the country to support their local farms.
The start was at the 90 acre Hickory Nut Gap Farm, a farm has been in the family for five generations and owner Jamie and Amy Ager have been raising beef cattle, pigs, poultry, and apples at Hickory Nut Gap for nearly 20 years. Hickory Nut Gap Farm is more than a collection of pastures, it’s a gathering place for neighbors, visitors, and families to get a firsthand view of a local food system and the animals they raise.
The ride included gourmet aid stations at several farms along route, where cyclists sampled chef-prepared food made from each farm’s ingredients.
Link to Official Photos: https://captivatingsportsphotos.shootproof.com/gallery/F2FAsheville
Congratulations to all the participants and volunteers at last weekend's inaugural Farm to Fork Fondo - Asheville! Farm to Fork Fondo are proud of everyone who finished the challenging courses and helped out during the event, and they want to share photos to relive the amazing day, and highlight the winners of all our competitions below:
Farm to Fork want to thank all participants for donating to the Volunteer Competition and purchasing additional raffle tickets to help them support the Asheville host community! Farm to Fork were excited to be able to donate more than $3,500 to local non-profits and community groups and were excited to announce that Team Red, The North Carolina Arboretum won the most votes. Here's a list of the benefiting organizations:
Team Red: The North Carolina Arboretum
Team Green: Conserving Carolina
Team Orange: Organic Grower’s School
Team Blue: Verner Center for Early Learning
Team Purple: Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina
Team Gray: Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club
Fairview Volunteer Fire Department
Stages Segment Challenge
Farm to Fork want to thank everyone who participated in theAsheville Stages Segment Challenge, timed by Ride With GPS! Overall winners are posted below (age-graded winners will be posted soon) and you can also view the full leaderboard at Ride With GPS.?
As the fastest overall male and female participants, Tracy Saine and Lesley McCormack win the custom Polka Chicken Jersey by Pactimo!
Men: Tracy Saine, 30:46
Women: Lesley McCormack, 37:10
Ages 35 and Younger
Women: Michelle Brinker, 18:59
Men: Jeff Sawdy, 52:21
Women: DeAnne Dixon, 59:52
Ages 56 & Older
Men: William Cline, 44:20
Women: Mari Steinbach, 22:47
For full results, please visit the Ride with GPS results: https://ridewithgps.com/events/69867-2019-farm-to-fork-fondo-asheville
Social Media Content
Congrats to Jeremy Barnes for winning the social media contest and earning a Farm to Fork Fondo 2020 entry voucher with his inspiring post! Great job, Jeremy!
And the winner are:
Broo Shampoo & Conditioner set: riders #1271 & #39
Floyd’s CBD Recovery set: rider #226
Colavita jersey: rider #13
Colavita Italian sampler bag: rider #212
Panaracer tire set: riders #28 & #291
Tetra Bike lube & cleaner set: riders #46 & #275
Chammy Butt’r body care set: rider #94
Vittoria tube set: riders #105 & #203
Boyd Cycling wheel bag: rider #106
Stan’s NoTubes set: rider #122
Stages power meter: rider #126
Look KEO pedals: rider #130
Clif Bar nutrition set: riders #138 & #229
Bar Mitts: riders #144 & #1298
Drink Simple case of maple water: rider #241
Clif Bar jersey & energy granola: rider #282
GU nutrion set: rider #1251
Orgain protein powder set: rider #1262
Mountain House freeze-dried dinners: riders #1 & #13
Bianchi Bike & Ciclismo Classico Vacation Grand Prizes
Farm to Fork Fondo be awarding their grand prizes as a season-long raffle in October - so you’re still in the running for the big prizes if you voted for them!!
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Champlain Islands Next Round
In two weeks time Farm to Fork Fondo moves to Champlain Islands in Vermont July 20-21st at Snow Farm.
For more information, please visit: http://www.farmforkfondo.com/champlain-islands/