The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder

Chatham, NY May 15, 2016

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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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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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Food and Beverages During and After the Ride

We mentioned a bit about the food we’ll have during and after the Farmer’s Daughter ride in the ride guide that we posted last night. We’d like to expand on that a bit here. The first station is at mile 19, and offers bottled water provided by Price Chopper.  The first complete aid station is at mile…

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Online Registration Closed, but…

Several people have already reached out to ask whether they can still enter. There are still a few slots left for this year’s Farmer’s Daughter on Sunday, 28 to be exact, so we will have onsite registration on Sunday morning. Day-of registration is $60. Please let us know in advance if you intend to register…

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Farmer’s Daughter Course Is Available

We’ve finalized the course for 2016, and it’s ready for you to download or print out. You can find it here. For those of you who rode it last year, there is only one significant change in the course: at the Ooms Preserve ( the first off-road segment) you entered and exited at the first…

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Weather and Course Conditions Update

The weather for the 15th is looking very good at this point.  Current predictions are for a dry, mostly sunny, high of 58 (so it might be just a bit chilly at the start), and a bit breezy. We’re getting pretty close, so the current predictions should be pretty reliable. Great weather for a ride! Andy…

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Water Bottle Sneak Peek

We just picked up the water bottles that every Farmer’s Daughter rider will get next Sunday, thought you’d like to see them. They’re Trek water bottles, very good quality, brought to you by sponsors Steiner’s Ski and Bike and Homestead Funding Corp.

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2016 t-shirt preview, and more

We had some nice stuff that we provided free to all Farmer’s Daughter participants last year, and we’ve raised the bar for this year. Our t-shirts for 2016 just came in. The shirts, shown above, are made of the same nice 50/50 cotton poly blend as last year’s, and comfortable for both casual and performance wear. We changed…

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