The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder

Chatham, NY May 21, 2017

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A few updates on this year’s event

We’re working hard to make this year’s Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder even better than the first two years. We’re retaining everything that previous participants loved about the event, which means that we haven’t changed much. We have changed the venue to a lovely town park in Chatham; the pavilion area is slightly smaller, but the…

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Live Entertainment!

We’ve once again made arrangements with The Reverberators to play at this year’s Farmer’s Daughter. Last year they provided just the right atmosphere for us, and they’ll be back this year with  a mix of straight up rock ‘n roll, a little bit of blues, ballads, rockabilly, and some original tunes at the start/finish pavilion from 2:00 -7:00, so…

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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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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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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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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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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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Places to Stay

We’ve had a few inquiries 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 or…

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