Farm-winery Atwater Estate Vineyards in Burdett, NY, will be start-finish venue, and will also host a pre-ride 'Meet the Farmers Dinner' the evening before, catered by farm-to-table specialists Serendipity Catering.
The Finger Lakes area is New York's largest wine producing region. Over 100 wineries and vineyards are located around Seneca, Cayuga, Canandaigua, Keuka, Conesus, and Hemlock Lakes. Because of the lakes' great depth, they provide a lake effect to the lush vineyards that flank their shores.
The Finger Lakes has become one of the most diversified agricultural areas of New York. The region is also home to a hard cider renaissance, a strong cheese alliance, and a broad range of farms participating agritourism. Most of the farms are family owned and range from part-time farmers to large farms with millions of dollars invested. In addition to dozens of dairy farms, the local farms also produce a variety of flavorful grapes, apples, cherries, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries depending on the season.
Atwater Estate Vineyards
Blue Heron Farm
Muranda Cheese Company
Lively Run Goat Dairy
Silver Queen Farms
Approximately 4,000 feet of elevation gain
6-7 Aid Stations at local farms
4-5 timed segments
Get up close and personal with Finger Lakes agriculture. Challenge yourself on some climbs and take in the views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package.
Approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain
4-5 Aid Stations at local farms
2 timed segments
Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the Finger Lakes region. 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
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
FRIDAY AUGUST 10, 2018 - ATWATER ESTATE VINEYARDS
5 to 7pm Packet pickup with Atwater Estate wine tastings
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner in the Atwater Estate vineyard by Serendipity Catering (tickets required)
SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2018 - ATWATER ESTATE VINEYARDS
6:30 to 8:30am Packet pickup in the Atwater Estate vineyard, 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
11:30am to 6pm Post-Ride Farm to Fork Barbecue by Serendipity Catering (tickets required)
1 to 5pm Live music
5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
On-site activities: Atwater Estate tasting room