Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch

June 29 - June 30 2018
Honey Brook, 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.

What's New for 2018?

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

Exciting new start/finish venue at Wyebrook Farm
Updated routes with new featured farms and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge with on-site upload station
New featured sponsor Chester County's Brandywine Valley
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

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. 

Wyebrook Farm
Riehl's Family Farm
Lapp Valley Farms
Wanner's Pride N Joy Farm
Lil' Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm

Menus

Post-ride Farm To Fork Barbecue
Meet The Farmers Dinner

Gran Fondo - 75-90 miles

Nearly 6,000 feet of climbing. Passage through the heart of Pennsylvania Amish country. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

6-7 Farm Stop Aid Stations
4-5 Ride With GPS timed segments

Medio Fondo - 45-60 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.

4-5 Farm Stop Aid Stations
2-3 Ride With GPS timed segments

Piccolo Fondo - 25-40 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.

3-4 Farm Stop Aid Stations
1 Ride With GPS timed segment

Farm to Fork Fondo - Pennsylvania Dutch

 
Routes: 8, 25, 45, 75 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 JUNE 29, 2018
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at Wyebrook Farm
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at The Country Barn Loft (tickets required)

SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2018
6:30 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 open (tickets required)
1 to 5pm Live music
5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony

Packet Pickups

 

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
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
 
 
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