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 (http://www.farmersdaughtergravelgrinder.com/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 live in the NY Capital Region, please patronize these good folks throughout the year!
You’ll find everything you need in last-minute cycling prep for tomorrow at Steiner’s at their convenient locations in Albany and Valatie, the latter just a short drive from Chatham.
Bountiful Bread is a great place in Albany to get a casual meal. Stop in for lunch and thank them for supporting Farmer’s Daughter, then go next door and enjoy some fine ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.
Also, Chatham Brewing has good food, and of course fine beer and ale at their brewery every day, and often has live entertainment. They will be featuring Strangled Darlings tonight, and have a special offer for Farmer’s Daughter participants: mention of the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder will get $1 off their first beer. About Strangled Darlings: The music is built on deep sense of rhythm and groove, carried by George on mandolin and Jess on custom tenor bass & foot drums. His mandolin bursts out in a slalom of notes and snare drum rhythms. Her solid body custom tenor bass weaves an intricate counter melody and her feet pound a percussive groove. The voices and the lyrics are the hidden third member of the band and the story behind the music.