Stars will Shine at the CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo, p/b Solvang
Join EF Education First rider Tejay Van Garderen, Olympic medalist and World Champion Mari Holden, Olympian Mara Abbott, Dirty Kanza 200 Champion Alison Tetrick, and CTS Founder Chris Carmichael
Photo: L to R: Tejay Van Garderen, Mari Holden and Alison Tetrick
Lucas Oil Pedal Party, p/b Solvang, CA
The event, to be held November 8-9, 2019, is anticipated to bring more than 800 cyclists and families to Solvang for festivities on Friday night and the Gran Fondo and finish line-party on Saturday.
On Friday evening, registration and packet pickup will be incorporated into the Lucas Oil Pedal Party in Solvang Park. The cycling celebration will include live music, beer from Figueroa Mountain Brewing, and freshly made pizza for sale by Cecco Ristorante. There will also be appearances from our Legend athletes including CTS founder Chris Carmichael.
The public is encouraged to participate in a cycling festival with activities for kids and families.
Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley have a long history with national and international-level cycling events, including stages of the Amgen Tour of California. The area is also known worldwide as an ideal location for pre-season training camps for professional cycling teams.
Amateur cyclists participating in the event will all start together on Saturday morning and choose from four marked routes (100, 64, 44, and 31 miles) through the Santa Ynez Valley.
The longer three routes feature an ascent of Figueroa Mountain, and all routes feature Ballard Canyon Road made famous to cyclists by the Amgen Tour of California. With the exception of the Start/Finish area, the course will be open to car traffic throughout the event.
Riders will be supported on course with feed stations and mobile mechanics, and will return to Solvang for a finish line party with live music and locally sourced food and beer.
Timed Sections - King/Queen of the Mountain, and of the Cobbles
We will have both the timed segment up Figueroa Mountain, and the second segment on a flat section of the course that includes some cobblestones and rewards teamwork.
Nutrition Products from ProBar, Fluid, and GU Energy
Our friendly volunteers will greet you at aid stations stocked with water and a variety of fresh and packaged foods, as well as sports nutrition products from ProBar, Fluid, and GU Energy.
Free event photos for all participants
Remember your Fig Fondo experience with free photos. We’ll have a professional photographer on course, and free downloads will be available.
Coach-led Pace Groups
The coach-led pace groups at previous CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo events were a big hit, so our coaches will once again be out on course helping athletes work together and have a great experience.
Shimano Multi-Service Support
Ride with the added assurance that pros from Shimano Multi-Service Support are on course to keep you and your bike rolling.
Pinarello Bike Raffle!
Working with their partners at Pinarello, every participant who registers for the event by October 15 has a chance to win a complete Pinarello Prince equipped with Shimano components! The winner will get a Pinarello Prince in the appropriate size.
Register Now to Secure a Place!
Places are filling up, register now to secure a place.
For detailed information and to register, please visit: https://trainright.com/granfondo
A pioneering company in the endurance coaching industry CTS has improved the performance of tens of thousands of athletes since 2000. Founded by renowned coach and author Chris Carmichael, and home to more than 50 professional coaches, CTS seeks to change lives and ultimately the world, through the power of movement, healthy habits, knowledge, and inspiration. The company provides personal coaching, training camps, and Endurance Bucket List experiences to athletes of all ability levels.
For more information, visit trainright.com.
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