Sold Out Inaugural Bluewater International Gran Fondo Already Looking to 2017

Two major charities receive total of $30k, thanks to 'overwhelming support'. Next year's event takes place on August 6th 2017.

This year’s inaugural Bluewater International Granfondo, a major biking event that took place July 31, has enriched more than the 520 cyclists who participated, says organizer Ken MacAlpine.

The group, which had cut off registrations at 500 (allowing a few “stragglers” in at the last minute), expects next year’s August 6, 2017 event to have about 50% more participants.

In the meantime, representatives of the Bluewater Health Foundation and the St. Joseph’s Hospice received $15,000 each, a total of $30,000, from the cycling event organizers.

Major sponsor of the event was NGL Supply Co. Ltd., which donated $20,000 to get things rolling.

About 200 of the participants at this year’s event were from outside Lambton County, which speaks to the potential of the Granfondo from a tourism standpoint.

The Bluewater International Granfondo is already accepting registrations for next year’s event on its website: www.bigF.ca.

Photo: Pictured with symbolic cheques from the Bluewater International Granfondo, which took place July 31, are, from left, John Palumbo board member of both the Bluewater Health Foundation and St. Joseph's Hospice, Kathy Alexander, executive director of the Bluewater Health Foundation, Ken MacAlpine of the Bluewater International Granfondo, and Larry Lafranier executive director of St. Joseph's Hospice.

John Palumbo board member of both the Bluewater Health Foundation and St. Joseph's Hospice, Kathy Alexander, executive director of the Bluewater Health Foundation, Ken MacAlpine of the Bluewater International Granfondo, and Larry Lafranier. executive director of St. Joseph's Hospice

 

 
Tag: bluewaterinternationalgranfondo
 
Feb 14 2018 - NEWS: Gran Fondo World TourĀ® Announces North American Destinations
Dec 17 2017 - NEWS: 3rd Annual Bluewater International Granfondo confirmed for August 5th 2018
Aug 06 2017 - NEWS: Bluewater International Gran Fondo a HUGE Hit
Jul 26 2017 - NEWS: Bluewater International Sells Out Again
Jul 10 2017 - NEWS: Only 50 Spots remain at Sellout Bluewater Gran Fondo
Jan 18 2017 - NEWS: Bluewater International Gran Fondo set for Expansion in 2017 and beyond
Sep 01 2016 - NEWS: Sold Out Inaugural Bluewater International Gran Fondo Already Looking to 2017
Aug 01 2016 - NEWS: 500 Riders Complete Inaugural Bluewater Gran Fondo
Jul 15 2016 - NEWS: Inaugural Bluewater International Gran Fondo Closes With Full Registration Ahead of July 31st
May 04 2016 - NEWS: Bluewater International Gran Fondo joins the Giordana Gran Fondo National Series
Apr 03 2016 - NEWS: The Bluewater International Gran Fondo
Aug 01 2016 - RESULTS: 500 Riders Complete Inaugural Bluewater Gran Fondo
Aug 05 2018 - EVENT: Bluewater International Granfondo
 
Tag: gfncs
 
Sep 01 2016 - NEWS: Sold Out Inaugural Bluewater International Gran Fondo Already Looking to 2017