Taste the bounty of both the land and the sea as you ride through Maine - where forest meets shore in rocky coastlines that echo the rugged determination of its farming community.
Farming in Maine is in transition. The Maine Farmland Trust estimates that 400,000 acres of Maine's best farmland (nearly one third of all Maine farmland in production) will be changing ownership within the next five years, simply due to the age of the farmland owners. Much of that farmland could be lost to farming without active intervention.
Young farmers are diversifying the state's farming production. Along with Maine staple crops like blueberries and potatoes, small farms are increasingly producing organic produce, Maine maple syrup, artisan cheeses and more.
Yes, the 2017 Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine was awesome! Guess what?? We have even more updates and amenities for 2018, including:
Exciting new start/finish venue at beautiful Pineland Farms
New Friday/Saturday format to make your post-ride drive home easier
Updated routes with new featured farms and an enhanced Stages Segment Challenge with on-site upload station
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.
Crystal Spring Farm
Winter Hill Farm
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
Nearly 5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of beautiful Maine farms. Picturesque coastline. Challenging timed climbs. Earn your feast. Dine in style.
Approximately 5,000 feet of elevation gain
6-7 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
4 timed segments
Get up close and personal with a variety of local Maine farms and the Vacationland coast. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package.
Approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain
4-5 Aid Stations hosted by local farms
2 timed segments
Bucolic landscapes, working farms and stunning views in and around the Maine coast. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.
Approximately 2,000 feet of elevation gain
3-4 Aid Stations hosted by 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 hosted by a local farm
FRIDAY AUGUST 24, 2017
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at Pineland Farms
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)
SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2017
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