8 Fun Gran Fondos
Boone Gran FondoBoone, North Carolina - August 4, 2013 1 of 9
Part of the Gran Fondo National Championship series, this course curves through Applachian State University before climbing up a timed section to Winklers Creek. The route also passes through Grandfather Mountain, Cow Camp and Squirrel Camp, allowing participants to enjoy tranquil moments in the valley before heading up to a challenging section at Beech Mountain.
White Mountain Gran FondoLincoln, New Hampshire - August 24, 2013 2 of 9
Ride through lush scenery in White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Get to the race early for a free breakfast before conquering the area's many climbs and fast descents. For those seeking adventure on daring terrain, this is the Fondo for you.
Mammoth High Sierra Fall Century and Gran FondoMammoth Lakes, California - September 7, 2013 3 of 9
With distances of 30, 45, 60, or 100 miles, this bucket list race features jaw dropping views of the Sierra Nevada Range, Mono Lake and the White Mountains. Do bring your climbing bike, as the course starts at a cool 8,000 feet of elevation and has well over 6,000 feet of climbing sprinkled throughout the century and Gran Fondo courses. But what fun would spectacular views be if you didn't have to work to get there?
Giro di San Diego Gran FondoSolana Beach, California - September 8, 2013 4 of 9
This event starts on the scenic coast highway and heads inland. If you ride the 106-mile Gran Fondo, you'll head up mighty Palomar Mountain at the halfway point.
RTC Viva Bike Vegas Pinarello Gran FondoLas Vegas, Nevada - September 21, 2013 5 of 9
The end of Interbike Las Vegas wouldn't be complete without a bike race. Tour Sin City by heading down the entire Las Vegas Strip and into the vistas of Red Rock Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. It's the Tour de France meets Las Vegas, and if Vegas knows how to do anything, it's throw an after-party that goes long into the night.
Gran Fondo National ChampionshipFrederick, Maryland - September 22, 2013 6 of 9
This race is your chance to earn the title of Gran Fondo National Champion. The course offers some of the longest and most challenging timed sections of any Gran Fondo, and the rider with the fastest time through each designated section will earn a Gran Fondo National Champion Jersey. All riders and ability levels are welcome to sign up. Just don't be surprised if you're rubbing elbows with pro competition.
Giro d'Italia Gran Fondo MiamiCoral Gables, Florida - November 10, 2013 7 of 9
Pedal through Miami and the south coastlines along with local pros in this Giro d' Italia sponsored race. Wide lanes and a police escort through the city are highlights of the event, along with a huge after party under the sunny skies of South Beach.
Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego 2014San Diego, California - April 6, 2014 8 of 9
What better place to start a Gran Fondo than in Little Italy? This Italian-inspired Fondo promises to offer a beautiful coastal route, great food and a passion for cycling rarely seen inside the United States. The post-ride festivities include a full Italian lunch, beer garden and free massage.