Levi’s Gran Fondo inspires the penultimate stage of the AMGEN Tour of California, this Saturday May 21
Register for Levi’s Gran Fondo, October 1st, and experience it for yourself. Save 10% on registration with our special discount code!
Stage 7 of the 2016 AMGEN Tour of California will cover some of the same roads and KOM climbs as the popular annual Levi's GranFondo
Starting and ending in Santa Rosa in the heart of Sonoma County Wine County, one of the many fantastic viticulture hot beds the Tour of California race will pass through this year, the course will be rolling throughout with four Lexus King of the Mountain points along King Ridge Road, Pacific Coast Highway and Coleman Valley Road.
Now you can watch the best riders in the world compete for 4 KOM's and battle it out for the general classifications on that very same route. We're calling it the King Stage!
These country roads through redwoods, coastline and forests will keep the Tour of California peloton attentive with the feeling of riding on the edge of a continent. With a crucial time trial the day prior, this penultimate stage in the general classification competition will most likely feature aggressive racing and a small group vying on the downtown circuits of the flat finish - for both the men’s and women’s race.
Stage 7 of the AMGEN Tour of California, May 21st, will visit the same roads and climbs of the 8th annual Levi’s Gran Fondo
Ride the King Stage this October 1st
You too, can join around 7,500 cyclists taking part in Levi’s Gran Fondo - a must do “Bucket List” ride for every cyclist.
Founded in 2009 and in its eighth edition, Levi’s Gran Fondo is America’s original Gran Fondo.
It’s also and one of the biggest and most popular bike rides in the U.S. with cyclists participating from all over North America and Internationally.
With 11 routes on offer, Levi’s Gran Fondo is designed for cyclists of all abilities; from the 8 mile Family Ride, 30 mile Piccolo, 60 mile Medio, right up to the 100 mile Gran Fondo.
The 100 mile Gran Fondo, the biggest and most popular distance, will allow cyclists to ride near enough the same route and KOM climbs as stage 7 of the Tour of California. A definitive cycling experience in northern California that mustn’t be missed.
From the damp redwood forests at the base of King Ridge to the 360-degree panoramas at the butcher knife-thin top, this is the stuff of memory. This includes the KOM climbs of King Ridge and Coleman Valley Road to name a few.
And if you think the climbs are amazing, the descents down Hauser Bridge Road and Meyers Grade will stay with you for the rest of your days.
Ahead of you is an unforgettable day’s cycling, with a mass start, full support on course, with mobile mechanical support and full emergency services. Up to eight rest stops, each with whole foods as well as on-bike liquid and gel energy. Expect mechanical service at each stop, as well medical personal, on top of what's driving around on-course.
Once the pedaling is done, riders and their families will come together at the Fondo Sonoma festival in the park for a fun day filled with plenty of activities, live music and great food and beverages.
Take 10% off your registration fee as riders take on the King Stage (stage 7). For a limited time, now through this Saturday only!
Use discount code 16gfGUIDE (case sensitive) at checkout.
Registration is available at - levisgranfondo.com/register