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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.

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 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.

Participants got to meet some of the animals whilst enjoying the gourmet food stops at Farms along the way.

The ride included gourmet aid stations at several farms along route, where cyclists sampled chef-prepared food made from each farm’s ingredients.

The ride included gourmet aid stations at several farms along route

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:

Volunteer Competition

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!

Overall

Men:  Tracy Saine, 30:46

Women: Lesley McCormack, 37:10

Ages 35 and Younger

Women: Michelle Brinker, 18:59

Ages 36-55

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!

Pick-a-Prize Raffle

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!!

Farm to Fork Fondo be awarding their grand prizes as a season-long raffle in October

Join Farm to Fork Fondo Next Year With A 2020 Entry Voucher & Save Up To 35%

Redeem at any of next year's events. Offer valid until Monday July 8th!

2020 Entry Voucher from 34.99

2020 Voucher 2 Pack from 64.99

2020 Voucher 4 Pack from 116.99

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/

Farm to Fork Fondo - Champlain Islands

 
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