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Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires

September 29 - September 30 2018
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Experience a distinctive culinary movement in the Berkshires - where farms and restaurants have created a world-class food culture by long ago committing to using local seasonal ingredients.

Home to 155 commercial farms, Berkshire County is the leading dairy producer in Massachusetts, and also hosts a diverse mix of fruit and vegetable growers and nurseries.

The Berkshires region has long been a pioneer in farm culture, from hosting the first agricultural fair in 1811, to more recently playing a central role in shaping farm-to-table culture in New England, with a strongly intertwined community of local farmers and restaurateurs.

What's New For 2018?

Yes, 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2018, including:

Updated routes and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge with on-site upload station
New pre-ride Forto coffee station with free cold-brew coffee shots
Another brand spankin' new Bianchi bike to give away
New merchandise items including the official 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo kit by Pactimo and new artist's collection
More money for local farms and community groups through the Volunteer Competition
Streamlined check-in process at Packet Pickup

Featured Farms

Hancock Shaker Village
Hilltop Orchards
Colfax Farm
Taft Farms 
Bartlett's Orchard
Turner Farms Maple Syrup
Woven Roots Farm
Les Trois Emme Vineyard & Winery

Menus

Post-ride Farm To Fork Barbecue by Wheelhouse Farm Catering
Meet The Farmers Dinner by Wheelhouse Farm Catering
Aid Station 'Small Bites'

Gran Fondo - 75-90 miles

Nearly 5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of beautiful Maine farms. Picturesque coastline. Challenging timed climbs. Earn your feast. Dine in style. 

Approximately 5,000 feet of elevation gain
6-7 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
4 timed segments 

Medio Fondo - 45-60 miles

More than 5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of Berkshires farms. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

Approximately 5,000 feet of elevation gain
6-7 Aid Stations at local farms
4-5 timed segments

Piccolo Fondo - 25-60 miles

Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the Berkshires' distinctive farmland. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

Approximately 2,000 feet of elevation gain
3-4 Aid Stations at local farms
1 timed segment

Ramble Ride - 8-12 miles

See some farms and lovely views by bike. Wave to your friends. Cross the finish line. Relax and dine. Happy tummies ride local.

1 Aid Station at a local farm

Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires

 
Routes: 8, 25, 45, 75 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at the 1830 Brick Dwelling Green
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at the 1830 Brick Dwelling Shaker Dining Room (tickets required)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
6:30 to 8:00am Packet Pickup, Forto Coffee Station, and Tune-Up Station open
8:30am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)
10:30am Ramble Ride departs
11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue open (tickets required)
1 to 5pm Live music
5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
On-site activities: local and cycling industry vendors; annual Country Fair including chicken races and quilt displays; Saturday night music concert; Shaker Museum; farm and garden tours; historic architecture tours; Farm and Forest Trail hike; more!

Costs
 

 

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Outriders
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Kids Fondo
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
 
 
 
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Tag: wrenegadesports
 
Oct 07 2018 - NEWS: Garden State the finale of Farm to Fork's Sold-Out 2018 Series
Jun 25 2018 - NEWS: Pennsylvania Dutch Aid Station Menus Revealed
Jun 12 2018 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Hudson Valley a huge Sell Out Success!
Jun 04 2018 - NEWS: Outstanding Aid Station Menus Revealed at Farm to Fork's Hudson Valley!
May 29 2018 - NEWS: Hudson Valley the next round of the Farm to Fork Series
May 05 2018 - NEWS: 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo Menus Revealed
Apr 29 2018 - NEWS: New Signature Designed Farm to Fork Fondo Merchandise Revealed
Apr 10 2018 - NEWS: Free Farm To Fork Fondo Entry With Purchase Of A New Bianchi
Apr 06 2018 - NEWS: Routes Revealed for 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo Series
Apr 01 2018 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Prices Increase Monday
Feb 05 2018 - NEWS: Wrenegade Sports Launches Farm to Fork Fondo Ambassador Program
Jan 14 2018 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo series Registration Opens with $3,000+ in Prizes
Jan 07 2018 - NEWS: Inaugural Farm To Fork Fondo - Garden State Caps 2018 Season
Nov 03 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Series to Expand in 2018
Jul 10 2017 - NEWS: New Routes And Farms Revealed For Vermont and Pennsylvania Dutch
Aug 29 2016 - RESULTS: Sold Out Farm to Fork Series Celebrates in Maine
Jul 22 2016 - RESULTS: Farm to Fork Fondo Bicycle Event Draws Over 450 Cyclists to Central Vermont
May 19 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Shenandoah
Jun 09 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Hudson Valley
Jun 29 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch
Jul 21 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Champlain Islands
Aug 10 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Finger Lakes
Aug 24 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine
Sep 29 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires
Oct 13 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State
 
Tag: wrenegadesports
 
Oct 07 2018 - NEWS: Garden State the finale of Farm to Fork's Sold-Out 2018 Series
Jun 25 2018 - NEWS: Pennsylvania Dutch Aid Station Menus Revealed
Jun 12 2018 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Hudson Valley a huge Sell Out Success!
Jun 04 2018 - NEWS: Outstanding Aid Station Menus Revealed at Farm to Fork's Hudson Valley!
May 29 2018 - NEWS: Hudson Valley the next round of the Farm to Fork Series
May 05 2018 - NEWS: 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo Menus Revealed
Apr 29 2018 - NEWS: New Signature Designed Farm to Fork Fondo Merchandise Revealed
Apr 10 2018 - NEWS: Free Farm To Fork Fondo Entry With Purchase Of A New Bianchi
Apr 06 2018 - NEWS: Routes Revealed for 2018 Farm to Fork Fondo Series
Apr 01 2018 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Prices Increase Monday
Feb 05 2018 - NEWS: Wrenegade Sports Launches Farm to Fork Fondo Ambassador Program
Jan 14 2018 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo series Registration Opens with $3,000+ in Prizes
Jan 07 2018 - NEWS: Inaugural Farm To Fork Fondo - Garden State Caps 2018 Season
Nov 03 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Series to Expand in 2018
Jul 10 2017 - NEWS: New Routes And Farms Revealed For Vermont and Pennsylvania Dutch
Aug 29 2016 - RESULTS: Sold Out Farm to Fork Series Celebrates in Maine
Jul 22 2016 - RESULTS: Farm to Fork Fondo Bicycle Event Draws Over 450 Cyclists to Central Vermont
May 19 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Shenandoah
Jun 09 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Hudson Valley
Jun 29 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch
Jul 21 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Champlain Islands
Aug 10 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Finger Lakes
Aug 24 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine
Sep 29 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires
Oct 13 2018 - EVENT: Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State