The Malibu GRANFONDO is the West Coast’s Warm Winter Escape
Warm sunny skies, stunning Pacific coastal views and the legendary Santa Monica Mountains attracts riders from around the world to Southern California every Spring
"Imagine rolling into Malibu, California with the sun overhead, ocean breeze at your back and the mountains in the near distance rousing your legs to ascend like the great champions of the Tour de France- this is the Malibu Gran Fondo." - Peloton Magazine
Just recently announced is the seventh edition of the Malibu Gran Fondo, taking place March 7th 2020.
Fondly known as “America’s 5-Star Gran Fondo” by Peloton magazine, the Malibu Gran Fondo is renown as cycling experience that aligns with those who train regularly, enjoy participating in challenging events, and demand something better than what is out there.
Southern California is famously laid-back, supportive, and open-minded. Malibu GranFondo riders are passionate and competitive, yet also encouraging and welcoming to riders new to cycling and new to the area.
This year sees the start hosted by the King Gillette Ranch, just off the legendary Mulholland Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The one day event features two distances including the longer CLASSICO and short MEDIO Gran Fondo.
The courses offer up a balanced mix of rolling farmlands, flat and scenic Southern California Coastline and an epic climbs with panoramic vistas atop the Santa Monica Mountains. The Malibu GRANFONDO features many miles along the Pacific Coast Highway, passing by some of the most famous beaches in the state.
For those who want the challenge with a few less miles, there is the MEDIO route. This route still offers fast and scenic coastline followed by an epic climb to a summit finish.
As part of the Gran Fondo National Series, the 96 mile CLASSICO course will include three timing sections for series point’s calculation and determination of Malibu GRANFONDO overall and age group winners. The 58 mile MEDIO course will include two timing sections for series point’s calculation and determination of Malibu GRANFONDO age group winners for the MEDIO.
Rising straight up from the sea, the Malibu Gran Fondo’s climbs feature amazing climbs and twisting roads that top pros frequently use for training.
Pro-level course support includes fully marked routes, fully stocked real-food and staffed rest stops provided a bag drop service and unparalleled customer service.
Afterwards rider can swap stories and celebrate a great day at the finish line party with gourmet locally-sourced fresh food and cold beer, live music, and the famous Prize Raffle and awards ceremony!
Bike rentals are available through SERIOUS CYCLING.
The Malibu GRANFONDO is designed for those who train regularly, love to travel and enjoy making new friends from around the world. The event draws athletes from Canada, Germany, Italy, UK and numerous outlying States - all seeking warm weather, premium riding terrain, and great camaraderie.
The Malibu GRANFONDO celebrates all that is great about the world of cycling; beautiful landscapes, long arduous climbs rewarded with incredible views and healthy food and plenty of it!
Awards and Raffle
Awards presented three deep for each category for fastest section times. A Custom produced Malibu Gran Fondo Winners kits will be awarded to the fastest riders in each age category of the Gran Route event. These will be mailed to you post event in the size you order.
Time Section Primes – The fastest female in section 1 and in section 3, and the fastest male in section 2 and in section 4, and the will win a prize.
The team competition: fastest four person team in the Gran Route details at: https://www.granfondonationalchampionshipseries.com/team-category
Registration is NOW Open
Early registration is recommended as the event will SELL OUT in ADVANCE as per previous year. Rider’s number are strictly limited to around just 250 riders.
Athletes who register before February 6th, 2020 can sign up at low early-bird prices.
Early Bird registration includes custom 2020 event T-shirt for registrations before 3/12/20.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ridemgf.com
Special Offer from Haute Route
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