Three-Time World Champion Peter Sagan Announces Two Gran Fondo Cycling Events in California
Accomplished pro rider will host two cycling events, on- and
off-road in California in 2018, in partnership with event producer Bike Monkey
Santa Rosa, CA
Sagan will participate in activities taking place on the days before and after each event in the host communities, raising awareness and support for the King Ridge Foundation, the Specialized Foundation, and select local
Bike Monkey is a leader in cycling productions, hosting tens of thousands of riders over the last decade in mountain bike, road, and cyclocross events, most notably in Levi’s GranFondo.
“I love California and am never there long enough. My time in the Tour of California is some of the best of my racing season,” offered Sagan. “I try to come here as often as I can. Not only does California provide some of the best roads and most beautiful scenery in the world, the warmth and friendliness of its people are second to none. I really feel at home whenever I'm there. That's why, together with Bike Monkey, I wanted to host an
“What Peter’s said to us from the start is that his ride has to help people experience some of what he loves about California: the great beauty, the challenge, the strong cycling culture,” says Carlos Perez, Bike Monkey’s founder. “We’re finding the places that best represent that and working hard to make sure Peter’s classic, fun spirit comes across in them as well.”
Unique to these rides will be the scale of the
“Truckee is a
The first of the two rides will feature a
While Bike Monkey and Sagan expect thousands of riders to attend both events, spaces at the May event will be limited to the first 1,500 registrants, with more spots available in the November event. Registration opens on Thursday, February 15th at saganfondo.com and all event details can be found on that site.
For those interested in learning more about the May 5th Dirt Fondo, you find detail of the ride on the Sagan Fondo Club on Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/342192/group_events/292228
About Peter Sagan
3 x UCI Road World Championship wins in a row 100+ professional victories
5 x Tour de France Maillot Vert
Leader, Role Model
In 2017, Peter Sagan redefined the word ‘Legend’. Coming to the UCI Road World Championships having already won the race for the previous two years, the repeat became the ‘Three Pete’ as he took an unprecedented third victory in a row and in the process became the first man in cycling history to achieve this.
Peter is a champion, but what makes the Slovak rider so special is his ability to win in every type of race and on all types of terrain. From
While he makes winning look easy today, his life as a professional cyclist is the result of many years of hard work and struggle. Born on the 26th January 1990 in Žilina, Slovakia, in his early races he rode just in trainers and a
The Rainbow Stripes of the UCI Road World Champion’s jersey only go on the shoulders of the best rider, but while he's one of the most successful cyclists in history, Peter remains humble, knowing he is only where he is because of the support of his teammates and his fans. As his career has progressed, Peter has grown from talented bike rider to a respected figure in the professional peloton.
Giving back to the world of cycling and helping the sport to grow, since 2016 Peter has supported the Peter Sagan Academy to usher in the next generation of cyclists, and in 2017 became the C40 Goodwill Ambassador for Biking Cities, addressing both climate change and encouraging people to take a healthier, cleaner form of transport.
In a career that shows no signs of slowing down, you can guarantee that both on and off the bike, the ‘Tourminator’ will bring excitement, thrills and laughter – and will always have something surprising up his sleeve.
About Bike Monkey
Bike Monkey is a bicycle event production company that specializes in the adventure and passion of cycling. Active since 2005, Bike Monkey organizes races and rides
About King Ridge Foundation
The King Ridge Foundation is a 501(c)3