Chatham, NY


The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is a 65 mile long course with 6,400 feet of climbing. It takes riders through some of the most scenic and challenging terrain in the Northeast.

Proceeds from the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder will benefit many organizations in Columbia County, including the Columbia Land Conservancy, Kinderhook Tri-Village Rotary Club, PS21, and Crellin Park Pump Track in Chatham, NY.

The ride is named after Chatham Brewing’s “Farmer’s Daughter” Rye IPA, born and brewed right in the town of Chatham, NY, where the ride starts and finishes.

All participants (aged 21+) receive a pint of the Farmer’s Daughter at the end of the ride, as well as a full meal and a ceramic coffee mug, hat, and other items included in the entry fee.

The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is Back!

May 15, 2022 at 9:00 am

Registration begins January 1, 2022

safety is our priority

While we are closely monitoring CDC guidance, COVID statistics in Columbia County, and New York State regulations to ensure that the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder remains a safe event, we predict that by May 15 we will be able to ride without any limitations or social distancing.


Come prepared.

Carry some food and water, spare tubes, tools, and a pump. Three fully supported aid stations, portable toilets, and sweep vehicles will be provided.

Keep safety first.

Remember that parts of the course takes place on open roads. Watch for traffic and be safe!

Have fun!

This is a non-competitive event for experienced and beginner cyclists alike. Enjoy the ride!