Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Shenandoah

September 15, 2019 - Middletown, Virginia, USA

Thousands of years shaped this stunning landscape, while hundreds of years of history shaped the farms. Step back in time while you take in the scenic views and green rolling hills -- this is Shenandoah.

The historic Shenandoah Valley is nestled between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains in the northern portion of Virginia. It's the largest agricultural producer in Virginia, boasting four of the top five agricultural counties in Virginia.

The Shenandoah Valley is steeped in farming tradition, tracing its roots all the way back to 1730s when the first settlers came to the area. Growing rapidly, by the Civil War it was considered the “Granary of the Confederacy” and an important strategic region for both sides. It was host to Thomas Jackson’s famous defense, earning him the well-known nickname “Stonewall.” Ultimately the war left the farms and fields destroyed, but since then the Shenandoah Valley has returned to and continues its proud agricultural tradition.  

Fetaured Farms

Belle Grove Plantation
Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery
Richard's Fruit Market
Valley Roots Farm
Woodbine Farm Market
Marker-Miller Orchards
Backroom Brewery
North Mountain Winery

Menus

Post-ride Farm To Fork Barbecue By Shaffer's Catering
Meet The Farmers Dinner By Shaffer's Catering
Aid Station 'Small Bites'

Gran Fondo - 83 Miles

More than 4,300 feet of climbing. Dozens of Shenandoah farms. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents nestled between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Earn your feast. Dine in style.

6 Aid Stations at local farms
5 Ride With GPS timed segments

Medio Fondo - 51 Miles

Get up close and personal with Shenandoah agriculture. Challenge yourself on some climbs and take in the views. All of the Gran Fondo experience in a tighter package.

4 Aid Stations at local farms
4 Ride With GPS timed segments

Piccolo Fondo - 34 Miles

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

4 Aid Stations at local farms
1 Ride With GPS timed segments

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 Aid Station at a local farm

Farm to Fork Fondo - Shenandoah

 

 
Routes: 8, 34, 51, 83 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

 • 4 to 7pm Free tours of the Belle Grove Plantation Manor House 
 •4:30 to 6:30pm Packet pickup 
 • 6pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)
 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

 • 7 to 8am Packet Pickup Forto Coffee Station, and Bicycle 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 and Festival Market open  (tickets required)
 • 1 to 5pm Live music
 • 5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
 • On-site activities: local and cycling industry vendors; free tours of The Manor House for all participants, and self-guided garden and landscape tours of the Plantation.
 
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
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)
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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