The Maine segment of the Farm to Fork Fondo, a gran fondo event from August 27-28, 2016, will begin in Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport.
The event brings in hundreds of cyclists who will travel through the area in a group, stopping to sample the delicacies at various farms.
Farms featured on the ride are Crystal Spring Farms, Brunswick; East Branch Farm, Durham; Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester; Pineland Farms, New Gloucester; and Wealden Farm in Freeport.
Combine a beautiful ride through enduring farmland along Vacationland's coast, hundreds of cyclists from beginners to professionals, aid stations with treats straight from local farms, a post-ride Maine lobster bake and farm to fork barbecue feast, and you've got yourself the Farm to Fork Fondo – Maine.
All grand fondo entrants receive:
Celebratory mass start led by the Colavita | Bianchi Professional Cycling Team
Deluxe aid stations with treats from local farms
Ride With GPS timed segments*
A beautiful, well-marked and well-supported ride with police support, marshals and signage
Sag (rescue) vehicles from L.L. Bean to help you back to the start if your day doesn't go according to plan
Ticket to the Post-Ride Maine Lobster Bake and Farm to Fork Barbecue
Stylish 100% cotton Farm to Fork Fondo t-shirt*
Customized Bianchi souvenir number plate
Commemorative finisher's prize
Welcome bag featuring cycling swag, and local Maine goodies
Raffle tickets for tons of awesome prizes including two Bianchi bikes
Access to the pre-ride Colavita Italian Coffee Station
Special lodging rates at area hotels
Free parking at Wolfe's Neck Farm
Some pretty darn good memories and more...
Note: space is limited to 450 riders.
Various durations are available, including the Team Colavita Gran Fondo, which is 90 miles long, the Medio Fondo at 57 miles, Piccolo Fondo at 35 miles and the Ramble Ride (10 miles.) *In order to offer the 10-mile Ramble Ride at a smokin' deal, it does not include a T-shirt or timed segments.