The Routes of Gran Fondo New Jersey
Viewed on a Subway Map
Gran Fondo NJ has come up with ingenious subway map, to better explain the routes, the rest stops and climbs and the fabulous route through country estates, secluded forests, tiny towns, and rock-strewn creeks alongside the climbs are just some of the things you will see in your day-long adventure!
Gran Fondo NJ reveals 2017 routes and your chance to earn our coveted KoM, QoM, Team, Him/Her and Age Group Awards. It features 5 distances; the Breve 18 miles, Piccolo 42 miles, the Medio 62 miles, the MiGran(e) 75 miles and the Gram Fondo 107 miles, so there’s a ride for everyone depending on their ability.
With timed hill climbs on the Gran, Migrane, Medio and Piccolo Routes you can measure your progress year-over-year, and against your peers. They do not provide Start/Finish timing, so you are free to relax along the rest of the route and enjoy our rest stops and scenery without impacting your results.
It’s a format that has grown increasingly through the North American Gran Fondo scene allowing you to enjoy the camaraderie of riding the event, enjoy the ride and challenge yourself with a chance to win prizes too!
While Gran Fondo NJ offers some competitive challenges in timed hill climbs. There are King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain awards for the Gran, Medio and Piccolo routes, as well as Men’s and Women’s Team Awards.
When planning your ride, keep in mind that the timed climbs represent only a fraction of the climbs on the routes and there is still plenty of climbing in between.
Click here for full information: http://granfondonj.com/the-routes/the-climbs
Top Ten Reasons that make Gran Fondo NJ “Grand”
Here’s ten reason why we believe that the Gran Fondo New Jersey is one of the best Gran Fondo’s in North America:
Top US Gran Fondo
Gran Fondo New Jersey has been recognized as one of the best Gran Fondo’s in the USA for the past 3 years. In 2016 it was awarded “USA’s best Gran Fondo” award.
You know you are in for a different day of cycling when you are lined up with your friends in a controlled mass start with thousands of other like-minded riders. In 2017 Gran Fondo NJ we are expecting around 2,700 riders.
You will want to finish the event exhausted, but with a sense of a major accomplishment – to help you achieve this GF NJ have selected very challenging routes with many beautiful climbs along the way. All routes are marked with extensive signage to guide you along your way. The Gran Fondo route is 107 miles long with over 8,000 feet of total climbing.
Massive country estates, secluded forests, tiny towns, and rock-strewn creeks alongside the climbs are just some of the things you will see in your day-long adventure. GF NJ purposely choose “the road less travelled”, but where they must engage busier roads, they employ the local police force to ensure your safety.
Again, with timed hill climbs on our Gran, Migrane, Medio and Piccolo Routes you can measure your progress year-over-year, and against your peers. Your chance to earn our coveted KoM, QoM, Team, Him/Her and Age Group Awards. Because GF NJ does not provide Start/Finish timing, you are free to relax along the rest of the route and enjoy our rest stops and scenery without impacting your results.
Over the Top Rest Stops
Cheerleaders, Seeing Eye Puppies, Cannoli’s, Ice Cream, Belgian Waffles and an assortment of other treats in addition to the usual you’d expect on a ride. Our rest stops provide a welcome break on a very challenging day.
A “Tour-Like” Finish and Post-Finish Celebration
You’ll finish your day riding through our-finish line chute and be congratulated with our team of volunteers who will reward your accomplishment with a finisher’s medal. Kick back, put your feet up and enjoy our post ride Expo and banquet as you re-live the day and recover from your adventure.
The whole community comes out for the day to welcome the riders and cheer them on their way. Whether it is the impromptu gatherings of folks alongside the routes, or the amazing volunteers at our six rest stops, you will feel at home in the event.
More than Just a Day
Whether it is the “mini-Expo” during packet pick-up, our Kid’s Fondo on the Saturday before the event, or their training rides throughout the summer to help you prepare for the event, they celebrate cycling at every opportunity.
Giving Back Through Cycling ($1,000,000+ in six years)
In its first 6 years, Gran Fondo NJ has generated over $1,000,000 in charitable contributions for our named Beneficiaries and Charitable Organizations who use the event as a fundraising platform. We are proud to be the first cycling event (Gran Fondo NJ 2014) to earn a Gold Level of Accreditation for Sustainability by The Council for Responsible Sport.
For full information, please visit: http://granfondonj.com