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.
Belle Grove Plantation
Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery
North Mountain Winery
Post-ride Farm To Fork Barbecue By Shaffer's Catering
Meet The Farmers Dinner By Shaffer's Catering
Aid Station 'Small Bites'
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
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
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
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
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.