Garden State the finale of Farm to Fork's Sold-Out 2018 Series
Space limited to 600 riders for final event of the series this October 13-14 in New Jersey
Get ready to pedal your way past deep crimson cranberry bogs and uninhabited pine lands as you experience the unique agricultural history that gave this state its fabled nickname -- Garden State, this October 13-14, 2018 in New Jersey.
About one quarter of the State of New Jersey is a largely uninhabited preserve called the Pinelands, towns like Double Trouble Village, a cranberry farm and packing plant, and the venue Whitesbog Village, where Elizabeth White domesticated the blueberry, are today well-preserved examples of a bygone way of life in the Pines.
Today, large-scale cranberry and blueberry farming continue to provide an economic foundation for the region, making New Jersey the second-largest producer of blueberries in the country.
The event features four rides for all abilities:
10 mile Ramble Ride with a stop at Pine Barrens Native Fruits Farm
35 mile Piccolo Fondo with a mere 508 feet of climbing, 3 farm stops including Theodore Budd and Sons Cranberries Farm, with one timed section
55 mile Medio Fondo with 751 feet of climbing, 5 farm stops including Russo’s Farm and AG Ammon Nursery, with two timed sections
80 mile Gran Fondo with 954 feet of climbing, 7 farm stops including Red Barn Café and Pie Shop and Lee Brothers Cranberry Shop, with five timed sections
The venue is Whitesbog Historic Village, a preserved early 20th-century company town and agricultural community, once the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey, where the highbush blueberry was first successfully cultivated.
Each of the times segments goes towards the Stages Segment Challenge where overall fastest makle and female riders win the custom Polka Chicken Jersey by Pactimo and the change to win a Stages power meter.
The pick-a-prize raffle features a huge range prizes ranging from a brand spanking new Bianchi bike to a pair of Panaracer tires.
There’s also the Volunteers competition where by Wrenegade Sports donate thousands of dollars to local non-profits and community groups who support the ride.
Saturday night hosts the Meet the Farmers Dinner at the Barrel Factory (tickets required) and after the pealing is all done on the Sunday, there is Post-Ride barbeque by Brother Bear's BBQ & Catering (tickets required) too.
Limited Places Left!
Each Farm to Fork Fondo sells out in advance, so register now to secure one of the final entries that are available.