The Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder

Chatham, NY May 21, 2017

Reflections on a Milestone

When a very small group of us first started talking seriously in the depths of the winter about organizing the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder, I privately set a milestone of 150 registered participants as the mark that we had reached the point where we could feel confident that the event would be a success. We passed…

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Report: Cyclocross Ride on Farmer’s Daughter Course

What a beautiful day for a ride! A small group of us decided to ride parts of the FDGG course yesterday (Sunday, 19 April) on our cyclocross bikes. All in all, we covered about 28 miles of the candidate course. It was, for me at least, a recovery ride after racing yesterday’s Tour of the…

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Course update and Information

Finally, almost all the snow is off the trails we’ve been scouting out over the winter. There was a lot of snow in the area covered in the course of the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder, and it all melted over the past few days now that we’ve gotten several days with highs at least in…

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Are you racing Black Fly Challenge? WW 100?

The Farmer’s Daughter event will be a great tune-up ride for some key off-road races in the upstate NY area in early June. If you’re participating in the Wilmington-Whiteface 100K XC MTB race on June 7th, or the Black Fly Challenge on June 13th, you should have this ride on your list. It will be a…

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Course Overview

While the final details of the course won’t be available until we have had a chance to mark the off-road segments and adjust the rest for distance if necessary, here’s a look at the elevation profile of the course in its current draft. There’s a lot of climbing (currently over 6100 feet in 65 miles),…

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