Berkshires celebrate final round of the Hugely Popular Farm to Fork Fondo Series
Best year yet, with 7 amazing events with over well over 4,000 participants that raised over $50,000 for local community groups!
Over 600 riders took part in the Farm to Fork Fondo series in Berkshires last weekend, with participation up across the series due to its unique recipe of bringing together cyclists, local farms and communities and volunteers all striving to raise funds for local community groups where each reach ride is hosted.
A big highlight again this year at Berkshire’s, was the hosting of the start and finish at the Hancock Shaker Village, where Country Fair was in full swing!
Photo: Hancock Shaker Village hosted the start and post-ride celebrations. Credit: Wrenegade Sports
One of the many highlights of the series is the incredible feed stations that feature arguably the best food in North American cycling! Each aid station had locally prepared dishes, “Farm to tummy made for happy tummies that ride local” was the order of the say.
Riders enjoyed Deviled Eggs with Kale from Gould Farm, Vegetable oat Cakes from Woven Roots Farm, Cider Donuts and Apple Cider from Bartlett’s Orchard, Cabot Cheddar Cheese Potato Tartlets with Tomato Onion Jam & Maple Syrup Shots from Turner and Green Meads Farms and last but not least, Spanakopita with Tomatillo Salsa from Helia Native Nursery!
Photo: Donuts and Apple Cider from Bartlett’s Orchard. Credit: Wrenegade Sports
Tyler Wren commented “HUGE THANKS from the bottom of our hearts to every single person who came together at this year’s Farm to Fork Fondo series to make it our best season yet!”
A huge thank you to the volunteers, farmers, vendors, caterers, police, towns, staff, sponsors, and everyone else who pitched in to make an AMAZING day in the Berkshires today for the season’s Farm to Fork Fondo finale.
We’d like to thanks to our amazing sponsors including Bianchi Bikes, Chiposiesmoe Classic, Floyds of Leadville, Elite Performance team who sponsored the Meet the Farmers dinner, we can’t it without all you guys tremendous support.
Thanks you from the bottom of our hearts, we have some exciting things in the works for 2020, we will be back with more Farm to Fork Fondo next year!
Can’t wait to see everyone again in 2020!”
Wrenegade Foundation was able to donate more than $5,000 today to local Berkshires non-profits and community groups that volunteered at Farm to Fork Fondo, and Team Blue, The Montessori School of the Berkshires won our Volunteer Competition to help fund their trip to Washington, D.C!! THANK YOU to all the participants who donated and the more than 60 volunteers from 6 local organizations who came out today to pitch in!!
Photo: The Montessori School of the Berkshires won our Volunteer Competition Credit: Wrenegade Sports
Another HUGE THANK YOU to Bianchi Dama Ambassador Team and Bianchi USA for supporting this season's Farm to Fork Fondo series. We strive to have partners that share our values and Bianchi's empowering promotion and support of these healthy everyday athletes is so inspiring!
Keep a lookout for details on the new 2020 Farm to Fork series on Gran Fondo Guide later this year.