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.
Whitesbog Historic Village
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
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
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
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
Route - Coming Soon
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