September 23-24, 2017
Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA
Fresh and fit: The award-winning bicycle event series Farm to Fork Fondo will launch its first ride in the Berkshires in September. Five hundred cyclists from throughout the country are expected to attend Farm to Fork Fondo on Sept. 23-24 at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield. Wrenegade Sports, the producer of this event, is based in Burlington, Vt. The Berkshires’ world-class arts culture is complemented by a close-knit community of farmers, food producers and chefs, committed to the farm-to-table movement for more than 25 years. The ride course, with options for all abilities ranging from 10 to 100 miles, will include gourmet aid stations at several Berkshire County farms where cyclists will sample chef-prepared food made from each farm’s ingredients. Featured farms on the Berkshire ride will include Hilltop Orchards and Bartlett’s Orchard in Richmond, Colfax Farm in West Stockbridge, High Lawn Farm in Lee and Wolfe Spring Farm in Sheffield. Hancock Shaker Village will serve as the start and finish venue on Sunday, Sept. 24, and will host a pre-ride “Meet-the-Farmers Dinner” on Saturday, Sept. 23.