Six members of Team Colavita | Bianchi will take part of the Farm to Fork Fondo series, teaching bike skills clinics and riding alongside participants.
The Colavita – Bianchi Professional Women’s Cycling Team is taking a break from their busy racing schedule to sample some of the Northeast’s finest farm treats at the Farm to Fork Fondo series. The team will be joining the series for the remaining two events in Maine and the Berkshires where they’ll ride alongside cycling enthusiasts and foodies alike, enjoying picturesque views and locally-sourced foods. Team Colavita – Bianchi will also lead the free Pro Rider Bicycle Skills Clinic the night before each ride. They’ll be giving riding tips and advice to participants looking to improve and grow their cycling skills.
“The team really looks to forward to community events like Farm to Fork Fondo,” said Team Colavita | Bianchi director Mary Zider. “The Colavita cycling program has always been about fostering excellence and sharing passion for the sport.”
Team Colavita – Bianchi is a team of female professional cyclists who compete in elite cycling races throughout the globe. Six of the 13 team members will ride the Farm to Fork Fondo series; among them is Mary Zider, the team’s Director Sportif, and Andrea Smith, Team Colavita’s head bike mechanic. Team riders Whitney Allison, Amber Pierce, Emma Grant, and Gillian Ellsay will also take to the Farm Fork Fondo series’ routes. Each Team Colavita rider will wear a special bib during the events to encourage participants to say hello and ask questions. “We’re honored to continue our partnership with Team Colavita – Bianchi,” said Tyler Wren, founder and director of Farm to Fork Fondo. “We share the team’s goal of uniting the cycling community by brining amateurs and pros together, and celebrating and promoting healthy living.”
Farm to Fork Fondo is a series of non competitive cycling events that invites participants of all skill levels to support local farms and agriculture while riding scenic routes. Team Colavita will be riding in the event’s 90-mile Gran Fondo distances. Colavita and Bianchi are both featured sponsors of Farm to Fork Fondo, assuring the critically acclaimed series lives up to it’s reputation. “Farm to Fork Fondo wouldn’t be the same without Colavita and Bianchi’s support, and we’re excited to showcase their brand ambassadors at our events.” says Wren.
ABOUT FARM TO FORK FONDO
Farm to Fork Fondo is a series of non-competitive cycling events in iconic farmland regions throughout the Northeastern United States. The mission of the Farm to Fork Fondo series is to highlight and support the symbiotic relationship between cyclists, farmers and beautiful landscapes. Ride options range from 10 to 100 miles, and include several on-farm aid stations where participants sample chef-prepared treats made from each farm’s ingredients. For more information, visit FarmForkFondo.com.
Farm to Fork Fondo partners include Colavita, Bianchi, Elite Performance Team, Maple Hill Creamery, GU Energy Labs, Vittoria, Stages, Silca, Stans No Tubes, Bar Mitts, Tetra Bike, Drink Maple, Ride With GPS, Velofix, CyclOps, Pactimo, and Rudy Project.
June 11: Farm to Fork Fondo – Hudson Valley
June 25: Farm to Fork Fondo – Finger Lakes
July 16: Farm to Fork Fondo – Vermont
July 29: Farm to Fork Fondo – Pennsylvania Dutch
August 27: Farm to Fork Fondo – Maine
September 24: Farm to Fork Fondo – Berkshires
ABOUT WRENEGADE SPORTS
Wrenegade Sports produces the Farm to Fork Fondo event series. Wrenegade Sports was founded by former professional cyclist Tyler Wren with a mission to whip up perfect combinations of health, social good, community and fun into unique and awesome events. Wrenegade Sports’ guiding principles are: to promote physical activity in a fun and supportive environment; to create achievable challenges for people of all ages and physical abilities; to leave our event host communities better than we found them and to use our events to do social good.
For more information, visit WrenegadeSports.com.
ABOUT TEAM COLAVITA | BIANCHI
Team Colavita | Bianchi is a team of female cyclists who compete in elite cycling and cyclocross races. Sponsored by Colavita, the team uses bikes and gear from Bianchi, the world’s oldest and most innovative bicycle producer. The team’s 2017 calendar includes more than 20 cycling events.
For more information about members and racing, visit teamcolavita.com