The origin of Peacham Fall Fondo
The name for the Peacham Fall Fondo originates from a) the community that the Boswells proudly call home b) the glorious season in which the event occurs and c) the Italian term "granfondo," which roughly translates to "big ride." Drop the "gran" and it means that the Peacham Fall Fondo is, simply, a ride for everyone.
It's not "Ian Boswell's Fondo," although Ian has now called Peacham home for two years now. The Peacham Fall Fondo is a celebration of the power of teamwork, a tip of the hat to all the hard working people who keep the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom flourishing. It is a gathering of folks who value the importance of connection and camaraderie over competition...and who appreciate a beautiful and challenging gravel ride followed by a good ol' family celebration.
In its third year, the Peacham Fall Fondo lives true to its name. Every year, nearly every organization in the small town of charming Peacham contributes time, energy, and love to make the annual Peacham Fall Fondo happen. The ride kicks off in the center of Peacham at the Town Hall; the roads of the course are carefully monitored and maintained by the dedicated Peacham Road Crew; the Peacham Volunteer Fire Department EMTs ensure safety on the course; the Peacham Congregational Church opens its doors for bathroom facilities; the Peacham Cafe provides delicious and nutritious breakfast nibbles and coffee; and the Peacham Library tops it all off with too-large slices of apple pie made by community members. And this year we are proud to include a route for the next generation of cyclists and strong community members...
Come ride with us to feel the power and impact of a small community with a big heart. We'd love to see you again or meet you!