The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers not only the most challenging road bike 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 (100 mi), Medio Route (55 mi), Piccolo Route (35 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
Beneficiary This event raises funds for Pasco County SRO Explorer Program. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is composed of two squads that provide law enforcement services to schools countywide. The SRO Explorer Program provides services for those aged 14-21
“Come Challenge Yourself”
*Must register before 3/16/15 to receive event t-shirt
Packet pick up: (Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush) Friday 3/25/16 From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Local Public House & Provisions on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL Saturday 3/26/16 From 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM Local Public House & Provisions on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL (at location of race start)
Who says Florida is flat! Centered in the rolling orange groves of Pasco & Hernando County, Gran Fondo Florida starts and ends at Local Public House & Provisions on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL. The race follows, in part, the proposed Olympic road race course that was part of Tampa’s bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. . It travels along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs. Briefly going through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. At the 89 miles mark you will enter a piece of US cycling history along Darby road, once home to the famous Darby Road Race that has seen the likes of Tour De France winner Laurent Fignon. This area is and has been the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the TIMEX team and the hometown former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.