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Registration opens for Inaugural Gran Fondo Asheville this fall

Another cycling event is coming to the mountains of North Carolina, this time to benefit Friends of the Smokies and focuses on advocating for recreational experiences for youth.

Registration is now open for the inaugural Asheville Gran Fondo on Sept. 7, the seventh event in the Gran Fondo National Championship Series. Established in 2012, the Gran Fondo is comprised of seven European-style ride/races staged in the United States and is sponsored by Specialized Bicycle Components, Bertucci Performance Field Watches, Descente Ltd, Hammer Nutrition, ProGold, Polar Bottle, and SeaSucker Bike Racks.

A gran fondo is a European-style cycling challenge that includes a hybrid of competitive road racing and casual century rides, designed for cyclists of all skill level. The GFNCS 2014 circuit will stop in Asheville with courses covering 20, 60 and 100 miles.

“Asheville offers some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the country,” said Reuben Kline, founder and president of the Gran Fondo National Championship Series.

“It just makes sense for us to hold a premier cycling event in this location. Riders are going to be amazed when they see the course and experience the energy at the finish of this event.”

The Gran Fondo Asheville will start and finish in conjunction with the annual Organicfest held at Pack Square Park. Organicfest celebrates everything organic, green, healthy and sustainable, with food, music, vendors and family activities.

“Cycling is a fun way to get out and see the beauty of this area while getting great exercise,” said Meridith Elliot Powell, cyclist and Friends of the Smokies board director.

“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the back roads of the area.”

The Gran Fondo Asheville features four timed sections, fully stocked aid stations along the route, food and drinks at the finish, and prizes for overall and age-group winners.

There is a 500-person field limit to ensure safe riding conditions for all participants. 

For more information, please vist the Gran Fondo Asheville event details on Gran Fondo Guide.

Registration opens for Inaugural Gran Fondo Asheville this fall

 
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