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