Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder

Chatham, NY, USA
19 May, 2024 (Sun)

Gravel biking

43 mi, 63 mi

About the event

Now in it's 10th year, the Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder (FDGG) is “the must do spring cycling event in the Northeast.” To celebrate, we've added the Farmer's Granddaughter, a shortened route with no off-road sections! Regardless of which course you ride, you'll be treated to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northeast, with plenty of climbing, and plenty of fun descents to match. Named after the Chatham Brewery’s Rye IPA born and brewed in Columbia County in beautiful upstate New York, the ride offers a truly grand tour of northern Columbia County and surrounding areas. 

All riders, regardless of route receive a FDGG Baseball Cap, FDGG glass, custom FDGG name plate and more! There will be great food and support along the way, a meal at the finish, and if you're 21 years or older,  you can also reward yourself at the finish with a free pint of Chatham Brewery’s Farmer’s Daughter Rye IPA.

Farmer's Daughter Start Time: 9:00 AM

Farmer's Granddaughter Start Time: 9:15 AM

Venue: Columbia County Fairgrounds   182 Hudson Avenue Chatham, NY 12037 

Finish Food: This year your entry fee includes a full meal featuring chicken burritos cooked on site. We'll also have vegetarian and vegan meals available. 

Flow Riders Bike Wash Station: Flow Riders is a youth cycling development organization in NY's Capital Region. Flow Riders is a 100% volunteer organization with over 70 coaches and 200+ riders. 

More info here-

Camping is available Saturday night.

On-site camping for pop-ups, sprinter vans and tents at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, Saturday night (5/18/24) NO RV's
50 sites available
Bathrooms available on premises

Farmer's Daughter - Course description: The FDGG course is approximately 63 miles long, with about 6,000 feet of climbing - almost entirely on dirt roads with some sections of off-road thrown in. 2 sections will be on trails or double track trail. The first off-road section on Highland Road has been removed,because of the huge bottleneck it caused. We're always exploring and if we find a trail that works, we'll consider adding it. 

A gravel bike or cross bike,  is optimal for the course, and a hard-tail mountain bike would also work well. 

The Farmer's Daughter route has 3 fully supported aid stations, portable toilets, and sweep vehicles. Be sure to carry some food and water as well as spare tubes, tools, and a pump. Be prepared for a challenging, but FUN ride!

Farmer's Daughter Course Map:

Farmer's Granddaughter - Course Description   The route is approximately 43 miles in length with 3,700 feet of climbing. Course is the same as FDGG until the off-road section at mile 26 (Hand Hollow).  There are NO OFF ROAD SECTIONS ON THIS ROUTE!   Riders will pass by 2 of the fully supported aid stations,  including the Bountiful Bread aid station.  Portable toilets and sweep vehicles will be provided. 

A gravel bike or cross bike,  is optimal for the course, and a hard-tail mountain bike would also work well. 

Farmer's Granddaughter Course map:

Two  fully supported aid stations, portable toilets, and sweep vehicles will be provided.  Be sure to carry some food and water,  as well as the usual spare tubes, tools, and pump. Be prepared for a challenging, but fun ride! 

Proceeds from the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder will benefit many organizations in Columbia County, including the Columbia Land Conservancy, Performance Spaces for the 21st Century (PS21),  Kinderhook Tri-Village Rotary Club, and Crellin Park Pump Track in Chatham, NY.






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The Farmers Daughter Gravel  event run under USA Cycling.  Participants are NOT REQUIRED to have a USA Cycling  license. Participants are NOT REQUIRED to purchase a one-day license. All participants will need to sign an USA Cycling event waiver  on-line  



Like our page on Facebook, the Farmer’s Daughter Gravel Grinder, for additional details and where updates will be continually posted. Look for our web site too…

And if you still have questions, contact Andrew Ruiz ([email protected]

Races offered by this event

63 miles

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 09:00
Gravel biking
63 mi
On site

43 miles

19 May, 2024 (Sun) - 09:15
Gravel biking
43 mi
On site


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