Wrenegade Sports announced the inaugural Colavita | Fine Cooking – Farm to Fork Fondo, a mass-participation cycling ride that will be held June 28, 2015 at Cedar Lakes Estate in Orange County, New York. With 500 participants expected, the culinary-focused and community-driven athletic event will highlight the agriculture in the region with catered meals and mid-ride aid stations made from Colavita Italian specialty products, Fine Cooking Magazine recipes, and locally-sourced ingredients. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local Orange County farms and charitable organizations via an innovative Volunteer Competition. The event is organized by Wrenegade Sports, whose company mission is to create original combinations of health, social good, community and fun into unique and exciting athletic events.
The Colavita | Fine Cooking – Farm to Fork Fondo will consist of four ride distance options and will
begin with a celebratory mass start lead by the accomplished women of the Colavita | Bianchi
Professional Cycling Team presented by Fine Cooking. Each option, from 11 to 93 miles in length, will
include rest stops at working Orange County farms featuring locally-sourced hors d’oeurves. The
beautiful rural rides pass bucolic landscapes and through the heart of the famous Orange County “black
dirt” muck soil region, and will highlight the importance of the local agriculture that supplies much of
New York City and the surrounding region.
The Colavita | Fine Cooking – Farm to Fork Fondo will be hosted by 500-acre Cedar Lakes Estate. Head chef Lisa Karvellas is a farm-to-table specialist trained at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan and in Tuscany and Sicily, Italy.
The Colavita | Fine Cooking – Farm to Fork Fondo will benefit local Orange County farms and
organizations via the Volunteer Competition. Volunteers filling jobs such as staffing aid stations and
marshaling intersections will be organized into teams each representing different local farms. These
teams will compete for participants’ votes with their support and creativity, and the winning volunteer
teams will win cash prizes for the farms they represent. Wrenegade Sports is seeking cash
sponsorships for the Volunteer Competition and 100% of any donations received will be awarded to
local Orange County farms at the event. Interested sponsors can contact Wrenegade Sports at