Farm to Fork Fondo

Farm to Fork Fondo - Asheville

June 30, 2019 - Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Ride in the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains

In the Asheville area you’ll find an abundance of independent shops, farm-fresh eateries, and a remarkably distinctive mountain vibe is what you will expect as you stroll through the vibrant entertainment hub in the heart of Asheville. The region’s passionate food culture has evolved area restaurants’ palates, and chefs are now seeking out sustainable food to provide farm-to-table restaurant experiences.

Featured Farms

Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Cloud 9 Farm
Turgua Brewing
Flying Cloud Farm
More Coming Soon!

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

Gran Fondo - 80 miles

Dozens of farms. Breathtaking views and challenging ascents. Earn your feast. Dine in style.
 
Approximately 6,000 feet of elevation gain
5 Aid Stations at local farms
4-6 Ride With GPS timed segments

Medio Fondo - 55 Miles

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

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

Piccolo Fondo - 35 Miles

Rolling hills, working farms and bucolic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountain region. Your favorite Sunday drive, now on two wheels. We've packed the picnic.

Approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain
3 Aid Stations at local farms
1-2 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 - Asheville

 
Routes: 9, 35, 55, 80 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 JUNE 29, 2019

 • 4 to 6:30pm Packet pickup 
 • 6:30pm Meet the Farmers Dinner (tickets required)
 

SUNDAY JUNE 30, 2019

 • 6:30 to 7:45am Packet Pickup Forto Coffee Station, and Bicycle Tune-Up Station open
 • 8am 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

 

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
Finishing Medals
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
 
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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