Wrenegade Sports announced the inaugaural Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont. The mass-participation cycling ride will be held July 12, 2015 at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont with 500 participants expected from throughout North America. The accessible community athletic event will highlight Vermont’s local agriculture and the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers and the state’s beautiful landscapes. The event is organized by Wrenegade Sports, LLC and former professional cyclist Tyler Wren.
The Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont has ride distance options for cyclists of all abilities and will begin
with a celebratory mass start lead by featured professional cyclists. Each of the four distance options,
from 10 to 102 miles in length, includes aid station stops at a wide variety of working Vermont farms
with treats sourced straight from the farms. The beautiful rural rides pass bucolic Vermont landscapes
and through the Green Mountain National Forest.
The Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont will benefit local Vermont farms via the innovative Volunteer
Competition. Volunteers filling jobs such as staffing aid stations and marshaling intersections will be
organized into teams each representing different local farms or charitable organizations with farm
projects. With their support and creativity, these teams will compete for participants’ votes, and the
volunteer teams will all win cash donations for the farms and organizations they represent based on the
voting results. Wrenegade Sports is actively seeking cash sponsorships for the Volunteer Competition
and 100% of any donations received will be awarded to local Vermont farms or organizations at the
event. Interested supporters can contact Wrenegade Sports at Info@WrenegadeSports.com.
The Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont also includes a catered farm-to-table post-ride barbecue and preride dinner, a bicycle skills clinics for beginner and advanced riders, a talk on the local agriculture from the Rutland Area Food and Farm Link, a vendor expo, prizes from event sponsors, live music, a kids’ Mini-Fondo, and more.
Click here for more information on the Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont.