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The Farmers Daughter Gravel Grinder

May 16 2021
Chatham, New York, USA

The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is a non-competitive "gravel Gran Fondo" of 100 K, approximately 65 miles long, almost entirely on dirt roads with some sections of off-road thrown in as well. You'll ride through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, with plenty of climbing, and plenty of fun descents to match. The ride, named after the Chatham Brewery’s ale born and brewed in Columbia County in beautiful upstate New York offers a challenging course with rewards at the finish. A great meal will be served to you at the finish area, and live entertainment to relax and replenish after a long ride. All riders 21 years or older completing the ride will receive a coupon for one free pint of Chatham Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter Ale.

The start/finish is at Crellin Town Park in Chatham NY. Start Time: 9:00 AM, Sunday May 17, 2015. Free Parking.
The course will be approximately 65 miles in length with over 6,100 feet of climbing. Approximately 45 miles of the ride will be on maintained gravel roads. Several “sections” will be on unmaintained dirt paths or double track trail. A cyclocross bike, gravel grinder bike, or adventure bike is optimal for the course, and a hard-tail mountain bike would also work well. We also have a good turnout of fatbikes every year. Two fully supported Aid stations, portable toilets, and sweep vehicles will be provided. Be sure to carry some food and water, though, as well as the usual spare tubes, tools, and pump. Be prepared for a challenging but fun ride!

You can register online at The individual registration fee is $50.00 through March 31, $60.00 April 1 - May 18, $65.00 on the day of the event. Riders under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign a USAC rider release form available on site.

Please register early! There is limit of 400 riders, and we hit the cap every year. 
The Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder is a non-competitive, fun ride supported by USA Cycling (permit # 2015-753), and sponsored by HRRT (Helping Riders Realize Talent), the Capital Bicycle Racing Club, Bountiful Bread, and Chatham Brewing.

All proceeds from the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder will benefit the Columbia Land Conservancy, and to other cycling and outdoor activity -oriented causes. The CLC works with the local community to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Columbia County, strengthening connections between people and the land.

The Farmers Daughter Gravel Grinder

Routes: 65 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 300
What's Included?

Great course, aid stations, and roving mechanical support. Full meal at the finish, live entertainment, Schwag includes a free commemorative beer glass, Trek water bottle, and an embroidered cotton cap.  Also, one free Chatham Brewing beer at finish for participants 21 or older.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Crellin Park, Chatham, NY
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