The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers not only the hardest road racing series in the nation, but also the most fun!
Ride with your friends, Race with your friends
3 Distances to choose from: Gran Route (90 mi), Medio Route (60 mi), Piccolo Route (20 mi) 4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners Cash Purse and Prizes for Gran Route winners Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners No racing license required
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery
Price *T-Shirt included ONLY for registrations received before 8/18/16
Packet pick up: (Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush)
Saturday 8/27/16, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Natural Grocers 2401 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401
Sunday 8/28/16, 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM; Parfet Park 719 10th St Golden, CO 80401
Golden Gran Fondo Course Description
Based out of beautiful downtown Golden, CO, the Golden Gran Fondo will take racers on a historic circuit through the Rocky Mountains. Beginning with an ascent up Lookout Mountain, the start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Lookout Mountain, offers spectacular views across the Front Range Mountains, down on the city of Golden and the Coors Beer brewery. The course then continues it’s tracing of historical bicycle racing with a long climb towards the continental divide and some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers (Kevin Costner’s classic cycling film that was set in Golden). Upon reaching the scenic Peak to Peak Highway, racers will be treated to high alpine vistas, lung busting ascents, a taste of hard pack dirt road, and a total of 12,000 feet of climbing before returning to downtown Golden where riders can replenish their exhausted bodies but full souls. This course is sure to test your climbing prowess while treating you to some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes anywhere!