Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires

September 29 - September 30 2018
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

Experience a distinctive culinary movement in the Berkshires - where farms and restaurants have created a world-class food culture by long ago committing to using local seasonal ingredients.

Home to 155 commercial farms, Berkshire County is the leading dairy producer in Massachusetts, and also hosts a diverse mix of fruit and vegetable growers and nurseries.

The Berkshires region has long been a pioneer in farm culture, from hosting the first agricultural fair in 1811, to more recently playing a central role in shaping farm-to-table culture in New England, with a strongly intertwined community of local farmers and restaurateurs.

What's New For 2018?

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

Updated routes 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

Featured Farms

Hancock Shaker Village
Hilltop Orchards
Colfax Farm
Taft Farms 
Bartlett's Orchard
Turner Farms Maple Syrup
Woven Roots Farm
Les Trois Emme Vineyard & Winery

Menus

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

Gran Fondo - 75-90 miles

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 

Medio Fondo - 45-60 miles

More than 5,000 feet of climbing. Dozens of Berkshires farms. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

Approximately 5,000 feet of elevation gain
6-7 Aid Stations at local farms
4-5 timed segments

Piccolo Fondo - 25-60 miles

Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the Berkshires' distinctive farmland. 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

Ramble Ride - 8-12 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 Aid Station at a local farm

Farm to Fork Fondo - Berkshires

 
Routes: 8, 25, 45, 75 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at the 1830 Brick Dwelling Green
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner at the 1830 Brick Dwelling Shaker Dining Room (tickets required)

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
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
On-site activities: local and cycling industry vendors; annual Country Fair including chicken races and quilt displays; Saturday night music concert; Shaker Museum; farm and garden tours; historic architecture tours; Farm and Forest Trail hike; more!

Costs
 

 

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Outriders
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
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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