Escape to rows of rich black fields standing guard like soldiers against the pressure of the world's most iconic urban landscape. Breathe deeply as you pedal through the beautiful rural region that has been supplying food to the masses for centuries.
In New York's lower Hudson Valley, dairy farms, orchards, vegetable growers and vineyards characterize the region's agricultural horn of plenty. The area is filled with families that have dedicated their lives to farming, from eighth-generation stalwarts to newcomers drawn to the region's climate, soil and access to metropolitan markets.
Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery
Heaven Hill Farm
Westtown Brew Works
Post-ride Farm To Fork Barbecue By Warwick Valley Winery's Pané Café
Meet The Farmers Dinner By Warwick Valley Winery's Pané Café
Aid Station 'Small Bites'
More than 5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of Hudson Valley farms. Passage through the heart of the black dirt muck soil. Breathtaking views and punishing ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.
5,000+ feet of elevation gain
6-7 Aid Stations at local farms
4-5 timed segments
Get up close and personal with Hudson Valley agriculture and the black dirt. Challenge yourself on some climbs and take in the views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package.
Approximately 2,000 feet of elevation gain
4-5 Aid Stations at local farms
2 timed segments
Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the Hudson Valley's distinctive farmland. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.
Approximately 1,500 feet of elevation gain
3-4 Aid Stations at local farms
1 timed segment
See some farms and lovely views by bike. Wave to your friends. Cross the finish line. Relax and dine. Happy tummies ride local.
SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2018
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup with vendors and cash bar
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)
SUNDAY JUNE 10, 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; distillery and cidery tasting room; beer and cider garden; and more!