The iconic magazine’s 40th anniversary travel issue highlights Farm to Fork Fondo’s brand new Berkshires event in its “27 New Adventure Ideas.”
Former pro cyclist Tyler Wren knows what motivates riders up a steep climb: craft beer and the smell of slow-cooked brisket. Looking to lure more people onto bikes while supporting small New England farmers, Wren launched his Farm to Fork Fondo series in 2015.
“Farms represent more than just gorgeous scenery,” he says. “Behind every beautiful barn is a family doing work vital to our way of life.”
Between rest stops fueled with maple candies in Vermont or blueberry turnovers in Maine, riders cover ten-mile or even century-long rides lined with 5,00-foot King of the Hill climbs.
This year’s new event takes place September 23-24 at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA and will start with a Meet the Farmers Dinner and culminate with live music and a barbecue by Wheelhouse Farm, a local farm-to-table caterer.
For more information, visit farmforkfondo.com
Contributed by Jen Murphy (2015 & 2016 Farm to Fork Fondo participant & Outside contributor)