The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder

Chatham, NY May 21, 2017

Registration is now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2017 Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder. You can register here. The participation cap remains at 400 cyclists for this year’s event. Please register early to ensure your spot (and save some money during the early registration period, which ends March 31st). Those of you who have participated in past years will…

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2016 Farmer’s Daughter Ride Guide

Thanks for registering for the 2016 Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder, the second year in what we hope will become a longstanding tradition, and thanks to all of you who took a chance on us last year and not only came back, but brought friends. Welcome old friends and new, we look forward to seeing you…

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2017 Pint Glass Preview

We just received our first samples of the 2017 Farmer’s Daughter pint glasses. We really liked last year’s glass, so we kept that the same, but chose a dark green color for the logos vs. last year’s frosted look. Every participant will get one of these, and those 21 and over can get theirs filled…

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Farmer’s Daughter 2017 date

Hi everyone! We’ve gotten a handful of questions recently about next year’s date, so we thought we’d post it. In keeping with our short tradition, we’ll be holding the 2017 Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder on Sunday May 21, one week after Mother’s Day. We’d love to have all of you back next year, so please reserve…

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A note of thanks to those who help make Farmer’s Daughter great

It has been very gratifying to Andy and me to see how much everyone riding yesterday got out of this year’s Farmer’s Daughter ride, and the enthusiastic words we’ve received from you out on the course and at the finish yesterday and online today. From what we’ve heard and seen, this event has become exactly…

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Photos from our event photographer Barry Koblenz

Hi everyone, I’m in the midst of writing an event post for yesterday, look for it later. But I had to get this out to you right away. Our official event photographer Barry Koblenz just sent me the link to his portfolio from yesterday. There are many great shots here, and I thought you’d like…

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Spring Training!

We hope that you’ll participate in and enjoy the Farmer’s Daughter Ride this year because it’s a great cycling event on its own, but it’s also a good tune-up ride for several races that you may be signed up for this year. It’s always nice to do some of one’s training on a nice course that provides good…

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Improvements for 2016

In an earlier post we briefly mentioned that there were a couple of things in last year’s event that didn’t go quite the way we had anticipated. We’d like to use this post to tell you how we’re addressing those. Water and electrolyte mix:  Last year we crunched a bunch of numbers for how much water we…

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Considering this year’s Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder? Read on:

We think that our inaugural event last year was a big success. We hit a couple of glitches, which we scrambled to fix, but participants had a great time, and almost everything went according to plan. We have some changes in place to make it even better on May 15th addressing a couple of issues…

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Official Event Photographer!

Farmer’s Daughter now has an official event photographer! Barry Koblenz, a cyclist, long-time CBRC member and cycling photographer is going to be out on the course taking photos throughout event day. I’ve been enjoying his bike race photos  myself (check out some of his portfolio online); the Farmer’s Daughter has some beautiful and impressive spots for…

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