Giro di San Diego GranFondo 2014

Event Date

Sun, Sep 7, 2014


Solana Beach, CA

About This Activity

Welcome to the 3rd Annual

Solana Beach

Giro di San Diego

Weekend of Events!

106, 65, and 35 Mile Road Routes 

•10 & 30 Mile Mountain Bike Routes

•The Solana Beach Super Tasty 5K – The World’s Toughest gourmet walk!

See information Below on Riding for FREE

Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego's North Coast. Held in beautiful Solana Beach, CA, the two-day festival features five timed cycling events for road and mountain bikers, the Bike & Fitness Expo, and The Solana Beach Super Tasty 5K

Giro di San Diego Road Events: Experience the passion and thrill of an Italian crafted GranFondo cycling event in Southern California. Born in Italy, these events have captured the heart and soul of what it means to ride. The best routes, best rest stops and ultimate gourmet meals are what it’s all about. These rides are for all levels of Recreational Riders!

What's Included:

Closed Road at Lake Wohlford Dr. for Rider Enjoyment

• 17 Uniformed Police, Shierffs and CHP on the Route to keep Cyclists Safe

•Chip timing on road routes

•Timed climb of Palomar Mountain

•Finisher's Medal for all Routes

•KOM/QOM raffle prizes for all age categories

•Fantastic Rest Stops with Tons of Food!

Over 2000 pounds of Ice at the Rest Stops

•Italian Lunch at the Finish Party

•Goodie bag

•4 SAG  Drivers & 4 mechanical support

•Beer garden and Live Band!

•FREE 10 minute Post-ride Massage

•Bike parking valet

•Custom Jersey and T- Shirts Avalible


Trail Quest Mountain Bike Adventure

30  and 10 miles on the dirt! Quest: Find and retrieve 3 totems on the route. If you want the medal, it is not enough that you cross the finish line. You need cross it 3 times, each time with a different totem in hand. 

•Timed KOM/QOM on Raptor Ridge Climb!

•Finish Medal

•Fully Stocked Rest Stop


•Post Ride Message

•Mechanical Support 

The Super Tasty 5K – The World’s Toughest Gourmet Walk – Saturday September 6th, 2014

Walk 5K in Solana Beach stopping at Restaurants and EATING FREE Food! Benefiting Foster Children – Promises 2 Kids.  Prizes for best costumes,  best team theme, and top fundraisers.

•Free T-shirt

•Free Food at all Restaurants

•Fabulous Prizes

•Discounted family team category

•Individual and team categories

•Fundraising not required – but is encouraged!

RIDE FOR FREE if you Fundraise for CAF

Giro di San Diego Beneficiaries

We Proudly Support Local and VERY Worthy Charity Organizations! 

If you are up for the Challenge of Fundraising for CAF, then CAF -Challenged Athletes Foundation will reward your efforts! 

All Money Raised goes directly to the Charity; you will be provided tax deductible receipts. 

Raise $100 

  • Giro di San Diego T-Shirt 

Raise $700 

  • 1 Free Ride in Giro di San Diego 
  • 1 Giro Jersey 

Raise $1000+ 

  • 1 VIP Bib to start in the Front 
  • 1 Free Ride in Giro di San Diego 
  • 1 Giro Jersey 
  • 1 T-shirt 

Raise $2000 + 

  • 2 VIP bibs to start in the Front 
  • 2 Free Giro Rides
  •  2 Jerseys 
  • 2 T-shirts 
  • Dinner with Challenged Athletes Foundation Athletes 

Choose the Fundraiser option during your registration for the Giro.  If you plan on aiming high you can choose the Free Ride and Jersey Category and pay only $10 to sign up to Fundraise for CAF.

What if I’m already registered to Ride?

You can still become a fundraiser! Go to the registration page & choose the Virtual Participant Fundraiser Category – make sure to choose to fundraise for CAF in the registration questions to earn the prizes.

When you reach your fundraising goal we will refund your registration fee. 

You will receive an email with a link to your customizable Fundraising page.  You can also access your fundraising tools by logging on to your Active Account. We provide you with all the tools you need. 

We have 3 Charities we support and you can fundraise or donate to any of them you choose. However the incentive program is only valid if you choose to fundraise or donate to Challenged Athletes Foundation Inc.

Challenged Athletes Foundation 

The Wounded Warrior Games 


See our Fundraising Page for all details

Cancellation Policy No refunds, transfers ARE available by signing into your account up until 1 week before the events. This MUST BE DONE ONLINE! 

Event details and schedule

See Website for schedule of Events

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