Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch

August 24, 2019 - Ronks, Pennsylvania, USA

Enjoy a simplicity that can only be found in Amish country where farming and gathering is an elemental tradition experienced perfectly from the seat of a bicycle.

Part of our mission is to provide achievable challenges to participants of all ages and abilities. Some of our events have routes that are more difficult than others, so we provide general ratings of Easy, Moderate or Difficult for you to find the events of ours that best suit your goals. 

Our Ramble Rides are always accessible to all levels of riders.

Featured Farms

The farmlands of Pennsylvania Dutch Country boast some of the richest and most productive agricultural soils in the world. Lancaster County's farmland and the industry it supports provide more than 50,000 jobs and contribute more than $4 billion to the local economy each year. Dairy farming is the leading agricultural business, but the area is an excellent example of a well diversified farm economy that is not dependent on any one area for its success. Poultry, beef, crop and vegetable production all contribute to the area's economic strength.

Lancaster farms are struggling with increasing development pressures and the county is losing about 1,000 acres of farmland per year. Lancaster County's nearly 6,000 farms provide fresh, local food for residents and people across the United States. They also protect watersheds, recharge groundwater, improve air quality and provide food and cover for wildlife. 

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Conebella Farm
Riehl's Family Farm
Lapp Valley Farms
Wanner's Pride N Joy Farm
Linden Dale Farm

Menus

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

Gran Fondo - 82 miles

Nearly 5,000 feet of climbing. Passage through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

7 Farm Stop Aid Stations
4 Ride With GPS timed segments

Medio Fondo - 45 miles

Get up close and personal with Pennsylvania Dutch agriculture and visit authentic Amish farms. Challenge yourself on some climbs and take in the views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package.

4 Farm Stop Aid Stations
2 Ride With GPS timed segments

Piccolo Fondo - 33 miles

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

3 Farm Stop Aid Stations
1 Ride With GPS timed segment

Ramble Ride - 9 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 Farm Stop Aid Stations

Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch

 
Routes: 9, 33, 45, 82 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 500
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

FRIDAY AUGUST 23, 2019

 • 4:30 to 6:30pm Packet Pickup at Cherry Crest Farm
 • 6:30pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)
 

SATURDAY AUGUST 24, 2019

 • 7 to 8am 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 (tickets required)
 • 1 to 5pm Live music
 • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony

What's Included?

All participants will receive:

 • Celebratory mass start
 • Deluxe aid stations at working farms with small bites from the farm
 • Ticket to the post-ride Farm to Fork Barbecue
 • One post-ride finisher brew included with your registration (21 & over)
 • Raffle tickets for more than $10,000 in prizes including new Bianchi bikes
 • Beautiful, well-marked, and well-supported rides with police support, marshals and signage
 • Professional course support to assist you out on the road
 • Customized Farm to Fork Fondo souvenir number plate
 • Commemorative finisher's prize
 • Farm to Fork Fondo swag bag featuring cycling products, and local goodies
 • Ride with GPS timed segments with age and gender-graded rankings
 • Free on-site parking
 • Special lodging rates at area hotels
 • Some pretty fantastic memories and more
 

 

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free 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)
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
 
 
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