The Classic GranFondo San Diego - 108, 60 and 38 mile courses

Some of our group members have expressed interest in training for and completing a century so we're going to post some upcoming races/rides on our group site. The first is the GranFondo San Diego. The website for this race is at: http://www.sdgranfondo.com/

"The signature Classic GranFondo San Diego returns to Little Italy for another season April 14, 2013! Join thousands of avid cyclists and experience the Italian-inspired phenomenon while riding the Gran Fondo (108 miles), the Medio Fondo (60 miles) or the Piccolo Fondo Route of 38 miles. Hurry to secure your registration now! The ride starts in Little Italy under the Little Italy sign at approximately 7:15am. This year we are raising money for Challenged Athletes - Operation Rebound - Helping Our wounded Soldiers from recent wars, get back into life through SPORTS!"

108 MILE
Our classic 108 mile GranFondo Route which includes the
“Great Western Loop” a favorite back country route of San Diego riders. The ride boasts 5000 ft of climbing including the Honey Springs Climb, a loop through the US Olympic Training center Critierm route and 6 well stocked aid to keep you fueled.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/162315016

60 MILE
The Medio Fondo Route will stretch from the sea to the San Diego Backcountry and Otay Lakes. This ride includes a loop through the US Olympic Training center Critierium course and 4 well stocked aid stations.

30 MILE
New for this year the 38 mile Piccolo Fondo route will be great for riders that really want to participate in the Gran Fondo experience but aren’t ready for the longer routes. With only a 900 feet altitude gain it is almost flat to rolling course with 2 aid stations for support.

Included in the Event:

Timed route
Road closed 8 miles through town
Well stocked and staffed rest stops
Post ride pasta party
Post ride massage
Goodie bag
SAG & mechanical support along the route
Free beer with charitable donation
Finisher Medal

Hope some of our group can participate!

Thank you,

Holly

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  • Von k.

    Thanks Michell! I'll be looking for you

    April 12, 2013

  • Kim P.

    Thanks, see you there.

    April 12, 2013

  • Michell

    I'm not riding but will be volunteering at the post-ride mess tent. :) Have fun, guys & gals!

    April 12, 2013

  • Frank h.

    San Diego gran fondo posted a 50% discount for groups of 5 registering before march 11.

    March 6, 2013

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