Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Shenandoah

May 19 - May 20 2018
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
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 - 75-90 Miles

More than 4,500 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.

4,500+ feet of elevation gain
6-7 Aid Stations at local farms
4-5 timed segments

Medio Fondo - 45-60 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.

Approximately 2,000 feet of elevation gain
4-5 Aid Stations at local farms
2-3 timed segments

Piccolo Fondo - 25-40 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.

Approximately 1,000 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 - Shenandoah

 

 
Routes: 8, 25, 45, 75 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 550
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

SATURDAY MAY 19, 2018
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at the Belle Grove Plantation
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)

SUNDAY MAY 20, 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; free tours of The Manor House for all participants, and self-guided garden and landscape tours of the Plantation. 

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
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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