Farm to Fork Fondo
We're excited to announce that the first edition of Farm to Fork Fondo – Shenandoah! A farm fresh feast from the seat of your favorite bicycle.
What's a Farm to Fork Fondo? An organized bicycle ride where you get to choose the distance best for you and stop for chef-prepared bites at farms along the way.
The Shenandoah Valley, once known as the 'Breadbasket of the Confederacy,' is rich in agricultural history, and one of the most productive farming regions on the East Coast. The Valley is home to dozens of world-class wineries and cideries, and a diverse mix of local farms.
National historic site Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown, VA, will serve as our start-finish venue on May 20, and host a pre-ride ‘Meet the Farmers Dinner’ on May 19. Belle Grove is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Saturday May 19, 2018
4 to 7pm Free tours of the Belle Grove Plantation Manor House
5 to 7pm Packet Pickup in the front lawn
7pm Meet the Farmers Dinner in the back lawn (tickets required)
Sunday May 20, 2018
6:30 to 8:00am Packet Pickup, Forto Coffee Station and Tune-Up Station open
8:30am 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 open (tickets required)
1 to 5pm Live music
5pm Volunteer Competition Awards Ceremony
On-site activities: local and cycling industry vendors; free tours of The Manor House for all participants, and self-guided garden and landscape tours of the Plantation.