Ask any Rambler what they remember most about the ride, and you’ll often get “the food” as an answer. Food is an essential part of the Ramble Ride. Meal planning, preparation, and quality are what folks remember. We might also be one of the only events catering to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other allergies.
The important thing for us is you have enough of the right food for your ride. Firsts, seconds, and even thirds if you want it. Meals for a ride take several weeks of planning, shopping, and prep. All our food is fresh and made at camp or just before departure. Our focus is on whole foods and limiting processed or pre-packaged items.
When you register, you’ll have the option to choose a meal type. Vegetarian/Vegan, gluten-free (Celiac), or medical allergies. You can put down a preference, but we can’t guarantee we can meet every non-medical need. We always have a good selection of gluten-free options. Several weeks before the event, our Chef will reach out to confirm and get additional information on applicable allergies.
Breakfast is lots of traditional items like eggs, bacon or sausage, oatmeal, granola, yogurt, and things to take with you, like breakfast burritos or sandwiches if you’re not the rise-and-eat type. French Toast with fresh berries is always a treat. And coffee, lots of coffee. We also have teas, juices, and common morning beverages. Are you a cereal type? Let us know—there’s always a box of Cheerios or Lucky Charms around (and for that late-night snack.)
Do you know those event aid stations with packaged ride food, orange slices, and high-sugar items? That’s not us. Keeping in mind that we serve you a full breakfast and have items at camp to grab for the road, we place our lunch roughly halfway on daily routes, or in the case where the route is less than 40 miles, a full lunch will be waiting at camp. Lunch is real food made for you on-site. Sandwiches, wraps, and even hot dogs (by far the crowd favorite). Soups if it’s cold, and always Mrs. Ramble’s homemade cookies.
There are some crowd favorites—Ramble Chicken for one (or Tofu), Lasagna, and any dessert. Peach or Apple cobblers, hot from the Dutch Ovens, never last long. Lots of fresh vegetables, salads, and sides fill your belly and fuel you for the next day. There’s always plenty to eat, so don’t be shy to come back for another plate.
Our camp experience is what sets us apart on the Ramble Ride. The quality of food we provide and the care that goes into preparation is because we want to deliver the best experience we can. You’re more than just a registration on the Ramble Ride; you’re part of the Ramble family.