2017 Gran Fondo Miami Canceled
The Gran Fondo Miami due to take place on September 24th has been cancelled due to route logistics
The event was cancelled on June 13th, offical statement issued reads "To all Gran Fondo Miami participants: Due to availability space issues, we regret to inform that this year's event has been canceled. Because of the Miami elections, it is not possible to use the Panamerican Drive location, the one that has been home of this event for 6 years in a row. The registration fee will be reimbursed to all the registered participants. We regret not being able to produce the event this year, but we hope to see you in next year's Gran Fondo Miami. Thank you for your interest in being part of it. Regards, Gran Fondo Miami Team"
The event headed up by Gustavo Walder was due for it's 7th edition, continued to thrive and is a historical event in the evolution of US Gran Fondos. The event was to be the continuation of six previous events with genuine Italian-style cycling. Previous editions have attracted well over 2,000 participants.
The 3 routes toured the Miami region of 25, 60 and 100 miles, all dead pan flat - however the Gran Fondo course came complete with built-in "wind training" for those who may think the relatively flat terrain comes without any challenges!
The event is timed, fully signposted and well supported with feed stations etc. The Lamborghini mass-start rollout down the Miracle Mile in Coral Gables is pure cycling experience - made only in Italy!
The finish at Miami City Council added a unique atmophere for riders to celebrate at the Italian food and pasta party. Top host and italian model Claudia Romani (voted one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World) is usually on hand to welcome everyone and wave Buon viaggio.
The 2015 event was a great success and featured in our Top 15 U.S. Gran Fondo's for 2016.
Hopefully, the event will be back in 2018.