The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder

Chatham, NY May 21, 2017

Please Support our Sponsors

As many of you come into our area from a distance and may be spending today (Saturday) in the region as well, please consider visiting and patronizing our sponsors ( They each make significant contributions to the success of our event each year, and to making it a unique event. And for those of you who…

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Day-of Registration

We ended up with 397 registered participants for Sunday via Thus we have 3 slots still available, and as a result we will open day-of registration on Sunday morning during the check-in period of 7:00-8:30. All day-of registrants will be accepted, even above the 400 person cap. See you on Sunday!

To the Wire

Hi all, we wanted to give you a registration reminder for Farmer’s Daughter. Online registration closes at 5PM EDT today. There are only a few openings left, so please register now if you want to ride on Sunday. We’d love to have everyone join us for the ride, but have a hard limit of 400…

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2017 Farmer’s Daughter Ride Guide

Thanks for registering for the 2017 Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder. Welcome old friends and new, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday! You’ll find below some things you’ll need to know. There’s a link to the final course, some important things you should bring (proof of identification, and cash), and a few reminders and suggestions that…

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Final Course Map

Here’s a link to the official 2017 FDGG course map. We publish this shortly before the event so that you can look it over, download the gpx file, etc. You are also welcome to pre-ride any of the road sections. However, the off-road sections are normally closed to public use by bicycle. Most are on…

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A Few Important Updates

I hope everyone is looking forward to riding this year’s Farmer’s Daughter on Sunday.  Here are a few quick important notes: First, the all-important weather forecast: Andy and I have been out working to make sure that all the off-road segments are trimmed back and free of excessive debris (e.g.,  no downed trees to jump)….

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We’re famous! (well, a little bit so, at least)

Farmer’s Daughter got a mention within an article in Bloomberg about gravel riding and our good neighbors at No. 22 Bicycles, who’ve been making some very nice titanium bikes at their facility in Johnstown, N.Y. (If you’re coming to Farmer’s Daughter this year, keep an eye out for No. 22 bikes, several friends who ride for…

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A first look at the forecast with only 10 days left to register

If you’ve been waiting to see what the weather will be, here’s a first look, showing  5 days of good drying weather followed by a perfect day for the Farmer’s Daughter on the 21st. It’s still springtime in the northeast, so this can change, but it’s been reliable for us in the past. You can…

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Places to Stay, 2017 edition

We’ve had a few inquiries recently about places to stay in the area of the Farmer’s Daughter event, so I thought I’d post some links and suggestions. First, northern Columbia County is a rural area, so there are not a lot of big hotels in the immediate area. For people coming in from the north…

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We decided to do something a little different from the t-shirts this year, and wanted to give you a preview. Every Farmer’s Daughter participant will receive free a high quality cotton cap embroidered with the Farmer’s Daughter logo on the front. As with the shirts we’ve provided in previous years, we’ve selected a level of…

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