How much gravel is there on the route?
The loop is around 80% on dirt roads. Thanks to the amazing Peacham Road department, most of the roads are in great condition and sometimes even smoother than the pavement. This year there will be one short Class 4 section of road but it's nothing too gnarly.
What size tires should I use? / Is a road or E-bike okay?
A gravel bike is ideal and some traction always helps. That said, there are plenty of riders on road bikes with larger (28c) road tires who didn’t have a problem in the past. Bring the bike that will enable you to best enjoy the day! E-bikes are allowed with the expectation for e-bike riders to respect those who are not and for all riders to exercise common etiquette always.
Is PFF a race / Is it timed?
No, and if you can pass by the homemade apple pie stop, power to you! This isn’t a race, so please, stop at the rest stops, enjoy the views and speak to some folks who are out there sharing the ride with you.
Is registration limited like last year?
Yes, despite the category limitations set on BikeReg, registration for the FondOriginal is limited to 250 spots between the two categories.
Registration for the 5$5K Fundo Fondo is not limited.
Can I register to ride day-of the event?
No, not for the FondOriginal. For the 5$5K Fundo Fondo, yes, with cash or check only.
Is food provided on the route?
Yes, three fuel stops will be located along the route: one in the first loop, our signature apple pie with Cabot whipped cream, cheddar and Artesano ice cream at the midway point, and one in the second loop. There will be one stop along the 5K route.
*Gluten free and vegan options are offered.
Is camping available?
Camping is not available within Peacham/at the event, but it is available at Groton State Park in Groton or at Sugar Ridge RV camping in Danville. There are also some local places available on HipCamp, which is like AirBnB for camping.