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Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Champlain Islands

July 21 - July 22 2018
South Hero, Vermont, USA

Stunning lake and mountain views, quaint villages, quiet meandering roads, fresh and fantastic local foods -- this is Vermont, the heart of the small farm movement.

Farming has always played a large role in the lives of Vermonters, but today it faces more pressure than ever before and much of the state's quiet country landscape is in danger.

In the late 1700's Vermont was filled with self-sufficient farmers, consuming everything they grew on their land. Then sheep were introduced and became a major source of income until the Civil War when dairy cows began to take prominence. Milk and dairy products have since been the state's signature, recently accounting for as much as 79% of Vermont's annual agriculture revenues.

But farming in Vermont is changing. There are fewer and fewer farms and less and less of the land in the state is used for agriculture. Rising land prices and taxes have lead to residential development of many of Vermont's farms. The ones that have survived hold the prime farmland or have diversified into beef cattle, pigs, turkeys, eggs, apples, honey and maple syrup. The brightest change recently has come from young Vermonter farmers creating artisan cheeses, craft breweries, high-quality organic fruits and vegetables, and more.

Featured Farms

Snow Farm Winery 

Menus

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

Gran Fondo - 75-90 miles

More than 4,500 feet of climbing. Dozens of vermont farms. Breathtaking views and rolling green hills in and around lake champlain. Earn your feast. Dine in style.
 
5-8 Aid Stations at local farms
4-5 timed sections

Medio Fondo - 45-60 Miles

Get up close and personal with Lake Champlain and a variety of local Vermont farms along its borders. Enjoy the light breezes and take in the gorgeous summer-in-Vermont views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package.

4-6 Aid Stations at local farms
2 timed sections

Piccolo Fondo - 25-40 Miles

Bucolic landscapes, working farms and stunning views on and around Lake Champlain. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

3-4 Aid Stations at local farms
1 timed section

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. 

Farm to Fork Fondo - Champlain Islands

 

 
Routes: 8, 25, 45, 75 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

SATURDAY JULY 21, 2018
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup and wine sampling at the tasting room
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)

SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018
6:30 to 8am Packet pickup, Forto Coffee Station, and Bicycle Tune-Up Station open
8:30am Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)
10:30am Ramble Ride departs
11am to 6pm Farm to Fork Post-Ride Barbecue open (tickets required)
1 to 5pm Live music
5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, Vermont
 
 
 
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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
Jun 15 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley Gives Back to Orange County
Jun 05 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo is Giving Away 12 Bianchi Bikes!
May 21 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Present Stages Segment Challenge
Apr 18 2017 - NEWS: Enhanced Professional Course Support At All 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo Events
Mar 27 2017 - NEWS: Outside Magazine Names Farm To Fork Fondo One Of 2017 Best Trips
Mar 08 2017 - NEWS: Registration Opens For 2017 Farm To Fork Fondo Series
Aug 29 2016 - NEWS: Sold Out Farm to Fork Series Celebrates in Maine
Aug 22 2016 - NEWS: Aid Station Menus revealed: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine
Aug 15 2016 - NEWS: Prices Increase at midnight: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine
Jul 27 2016 - NEWS: Aid Station Preview at the Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch
Jul 22 2016 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Bicycle Event Draws Over 450 Cyclists to Central Vermont
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
 
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
Jun 15 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley Gives Back to Orange County
Jun 05 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo is Giving Away 12 Bianchi Bikes!
May 21 2017 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Present Stages Segment Challenge
Apr 18 2017 - NEWS: Enhanced Professional Course Support At All 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo Events
Mar 27 2017 - NEWS: Outside Magazine Names Farm To Fork Fondo One Of 2017 Best Trips
Mar 08 2017 - NEWS: Registration Opens For 2017 Farm To Fork Fondo Series
Aug 29 2016 - NEWS: Sold Out Farm to Fork Series Celebrates in Maine
Aug 22 2016 - NEWS: Aid Station Menus revealed: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine
Aug 15 2016 - NEWS: Prices Increase at midnight: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine
Jul 27 2016 - NEWS: Aid Station Preview at the Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch
Jul 22 2016 - NEWS: Farm to Fork Fondo Bicycle Event Draws Over 450 Cyclists to Central Vermont
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