Courtesy of Farm to Fork Fondo
Riders line up at the start of a past year’s Farm to Fork Fondo ride. The 2016 event is this weekend in Pittsfield.
PITTSFIELD — Ride through Vermont’s Green Mountains and quaint villages on quiet meandering roads, and taste fresh and fantastic local foods—this is Vermont, the heart of the small farm movement.
Dubbed one of “7 Must-Do Events” by Road Bike Action Magazine, the Farm to Fork Fondo Vermont returns to Pittsfiled in Central Vermont July 16-17. It’s headquartered at Riverside Farm, Route 100 in Pittsfield, just 10 miles north of Killington.
See some farms and lovely views by bike. Wave to your friends. Cross the finish line. Relax and dine. Happy tummies ride local.
With the success of the 2015 Farm to Fork Fondo, this year’s event boasts even more updates and amenities, including:
Bigger festival, more farms, more aid stations, and more treats
Free local micro-brew beer for all finishers (age 21 & over)
Two brand spankin’ new Bianchi bikes to give away
More money for local farms through the New Holland Volunteer Competition.
Lots of fun!
Saturday, July 16
4 to 7 p.m. Packet pickup with cash bar at the Red Barn at Riverside Farm
4 p.m. Optimal Sports Recovery Workshop by NJ Chiropractic & Sports Recovery
5 p.m. Colavita/Bianchi Pro Rider Bicycle Skills Clinic (all abilities welcome)
6:30 p.m. Farm to Fork VIP dinner and pizza-cooking class
Sunday, July 17
6 to 7:30 a.m. Packet pickup and 1K2GO Coffee Station open
8 a.m. Farm to Fork Fondo (Piccolo, Medio and Gran) departs (pre-registration required)
9:30 a.m. Ramble Ride departs
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Farm to Fork post-ride barbecue open (tickets required)
12 to 6 p.m. Local vendor market open
12:30 p.m. Kids’ mini-Fondo departs
1 to 5 p.m. Live music from Graham Tichy Band
5 p.m. New Holland Volunteer competition awards ceremony
For more info., visit farmtoforkfondo.com.