Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State

October 13 - October 14 2018
Browns Mills, New Jersey, USA

Pedal your way past deep crimson cranberry bogs and uninhabited pine lands as you experience the unique agricultural history that gave this state its fabled nickname -- Garden State

About one quarter of the State of New Jersey is a largely uninhabited preserve called the Pinelands. The Pinelands are a result of geological transformations occurring over millenia, with humans beginning to shape the landscape 10,000 years ago.

European settlement brought towns and industries to the Pines, and began to change the landscape in ways previously unseen. The ghostly remains of industrial villages like Martha, where an iron furnace operated in the early 1800s, and Harrisville, where a paper mill flourished in the late 1800s, can still be seen. Company towns like Double Trouble Village, a cranberry farm and packing plant, and our venue Whitesbog Village, where Elizabeth White domesticated the blueberry, are today well-preserved examples of a bygone way of life in the Pines.

Today, large-scale cranberry and blueberry farming continue to provide an economic foundation for the region, making New Jersey the second-largest producer of blueberries in the country.

Featured Farms

Whitesbog Historic Village

Menus

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

Gran Fondo 75-90 Miles

More Than 4,500 Feet Of Climbing. Dozens Of New Jersey Pine Barrens Farms. Breathtaking Views Over Sprawling Cranberry Bogs And Blueberry Farms. Earn Your Feast. Dine In Style.

6-7 Aid Stations At Local Farms
4-5 Timed Sections

Medio Fondo - 45-60 Miles

Get Up Close And Personal With A Variety Of Local New Jersey Farms. Enjoy The Light Breezes And Take In The Gorgeous Fall Views Of The Iconic Pine Barrens. All Of The Gran Fondo Experience In A Tighter Package.

4-5 Aid Stations At Local Farms
2 Timed Sections

Piccolo Fondo - 25-40 Miles

Bucolic Landscapes, Working Farms And Beautiful Views Of New Jersey's Pine Barrens. Your Favorite Sunday Drive, Now On Two Wheels. We've Packed The Picnic.

3-4 Aid Stations At Local Farms
1 Timed Section

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
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Farm to Fork Fondo - Garden State

 

 
Routes: 8, 25, 45, 75 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 OCTOBER 13, 2018
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup at Whitesbog
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14, 2018
6:30 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
11am to 6pm Farm to Fork Post-Ride Barbecue open (tickets required)
1 to 5pm Live music
5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony

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
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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