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TYLER WREN

WRENEGADE SPORTS FOUNDER
FARM TO FORK FONDO EVENT DIRECTOR


Nicknames: Wrenegade, T, T-Wren, El Garrafa
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current town: Burlington, VT

“Bite off more than you can chew, then keep chewing.”

I spent 13 years of my life as a professional cyclist, being outside, eating healthy and exploring beautiful roads on my bike throughout the world. I founded Wrenegade Sports in 2014 to share my passion for cycling and healthy living with a wider audience and to empower athletes to achieve personal goals and live healthier lives.

I am very excited to continue building the Farm to Fork Fondo series. We’ve been expanding steadily since our first Farm to Fork Fondo event in 2015, and new locations in Virginia and New Jersey in 2018 are particularly exciting to me. Once again we get to engage a whole new set of rural communities and farm families with our mission of bringing the cycling and farming worlds together.

What I ride: I have about 12 bikes in my garage and I love them all! Especially my new beautiful celeste Bianchi Oltre road bike. Also have a Jamis 29’r mountain bike and a Jamis carbon cyclocross bike, among others.

Hobbies/Interests: Thinking about our mission statement, overcoming obstacles, fresh food, backing big trailers, carpentry projects, riding bicycles and motorcycles, CrossFit
 

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JIM BEEBE-WOODARD

director of OPERATIONS
COURSE MANAGER

Nicknames: Jimmy, Skip, JB-Dubs
Hometown: South Windsor, CT
Current town: Underhill, VT

“Measure twice, cut once.”

I’ve been working in myriad roles in and around non-profit organizations, natural/sustainable food ventures, and the cycling industry for the past 25 years. I was drawn to the Farm to Fork Fondo series because I love its fusion of cycling, farming, food, and positive community contribution. For me, it is a perfect (and fun) way to be a part of meaningful mission-driven events that also happen to be things about which I am already passionate.

What I ride: Road: Cannondale Synapse; Trek 470 Fast Track; vintage Peugeot Iseran with Shimano 600 components. Trail: Specialized Hardrock. Snow: Burton Supermodel 155; Atomic AT XC skis.

Hobbies/Interests: being outside, cycling, hiking, paddling, XC skiing, snowboarding, yoga, gardening, sustainable ag, woodworking, craft beer, growing hops, keeping my old Saab convertible going
 

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JT GLOVER

Controller and event MANAGER

Nicknames: James, Trevor
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Current town: Burlington, VT

“It will be fine.”

I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and recently graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurship, and a second degree in Economics. Before I came to Wrenegade Sports, I worked as a counselor at a climbing and kayaking camp for seven years. In addition I was a staff member of the Outdoor Discovery School at L.L. Bean. 

I have always had a passion for all things outdoors. Growing up I regularly attended Boy Scouts and I have spent more than 100 nights in a tent. My Dad taught me how to mountain bike on the Richmond Trail System. Mountain biking and hiking take up my summers, while skiing occupies my winters. Recently I have also started stand up paddle boarding which I highly recommend!

What I ride: Road: Felt VR. Trail: Specialized Stumpjumper. Snow: a quiver of downhill and backcountry skis

Hobbies/Interests: cycling, hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, mountains

 

KATE TURCOTTE

volunteer coordinator

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Hometown: New Vineyard, ME
Current town: New Haven, VT

 

hayes gilman

operations associate

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Hometown: Sun Valley, ID
Current town: Burlington, VT