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July 7, 2016

Pittsfield gears up for Vermont’s Farm to Fork Fondo, July 16-17

Green Mountains, quaint villages, quiet meandering roads, 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 Central Vermont July 16-17. It’s headquartered at Riverside Farm, Route 100 in Pittsfield.

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 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  new Bianchi bikes to give away, more money for local farms through the New Holland Volunteer Competition.

Schedule:

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.

“Green Mountains, quaint villages, quiet meandering roads,  fresh and fantastic local foods —  this is Vermont, the heart of the small farm movement,” states event website, welcoming all to join.

For more information or to register, visit farmtoforkfondo.com.

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