Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series® announces 2017 Calendar
Expanding series of events across the U.S., with thousands of cyclists riding the NEW recognized Gran Fondo format
November 3rd, Charlotte, NC – 2017 marks the 6th year of the highly successful and expanding series of events with demand increasing due to the popularity of GFNCS’s Gran Fondo format of timed sections, individual and team prizes for all abilities.
Every Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series (GFNCS) event offers courses covering approximately ~30 (Piccolo), ~60 (Medio) and ~100 miles (Gran) through some of the most beautiful, and challenging cycling terrain across the U.S.
The format provides both a competitive and recreational experience. Timed sections allow riders, solo or team, to compete for the fastest times through specific sections of the course, while also allowing cyclists to ride causally at a more relaxed pace through the non-timed sections. Riders compete for overall and category placement by gender and age which includes:
Custom Giordana “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Cash Purse and Prizes for Gran Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners
Awards and Prizes for Team winners
A racing license is NOT required for the Gran Fondo format
The 2017 GFNCS event Schedule
Sunday March 26th 2017 - Gran Fondo Florida, San Antonio, FL
Sunday May 7th 2017 - Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo, Clayton, GA
Sunday June 4th 2017 - Highlands Gran Fondo, Newfoundland, NJ
Sunday July 23rd 2017 - Gran Fondo Asheville, Asheville NC
Sunday August 6th 2017 - Boone Gran Fondo, Boone NC
Sunday August 6th 2017 - Bluewater International Gran Fondo, ON
Sunday August 27th 2017 - Golden Gran Fondo, Golden, CO
The Golden Gran Fondo, is one of the toughest one day Gran Fondo's in U.S. with around 10,000 feet of climbing through Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.
Sunday September 17th - Gran Fondo Maryland, National Championship, Frederick, MD
The Gran Fondo National Championship in historic Frederick, Maryland is your opportunity to earn the title of fastest rider. The rider with the fastest combined time through each designated sections will have truly earned the 2017 National Championship Jersey.
All GFNCS events riders benefit from fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep them going and a Post-Race Food & Beverage Festival for a fun recovery.
Come experience some of the best Gran Fondo’s the U.S has to offer: timed sections, individual and team prizes for all abilities, come race - #GFNCS #BelieveInTheBike
2017 Registration is Open for all GFNCS events
The first 100 riders to register for events can save 20%. Just use coupon code earlybird when registering.
To register, please go to gfncs.com/registration
GFNCS 3-race option
Want to save dollars? When you register with the GFNCS 3-race option you'll save even more on your entry fees! Registering for three events also bypasses price increases.
To use the 3-race registration, please go to - gfncs.com/3-race-registration-discount
Gran Fondo Guide an Official Online Media Partner
Started in 2013 Gran Fondo Guide is one of North America’s largest endurance cycling sites.
Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series selected Gran Fondo Guide as its official online media partner.
Mark Harding, Founder of Gran Fondo Guide commented, “We’re delighted to be selected an official media partner. Gran Fondo Guide fully recognises and endorses Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series® as “America’s National Gran Fondo series”.
Reuben Kline, Founder and President of GFNCS stated “The series is expanding and with Gran Fondo Guide as our official online Media Partner, there are real advantages and benefits for events to become part of the series. If you would like further information, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org”
About the Gran Fondo National Championship Series®
The Gran Fondo National Championship Series was established in 2012 and is comprised of seven European-style ride/races staged in the United States.
The series is sponsored nationally by Giordana Cycling, Hub Lables, Bertucci Performance Watches, Bicycling Magazine, Hammer Nutrition, Swiftwick, SeaSucker Vacuum Mount Bike Racks, Peaks Coaching Group, Feedback Sports, ProGold Cycling, Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Polar Bottle, Ritchey Bicycle Components, and Capua Law Firm.
Founder and President Reuben Kline has more than 25 years of experience in the bicycle industry, including five years as a professional mountain biker, 11 years as a full-time race director and over 20 years as promoter of the Michaux Endurance Series. The company is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area.
For more information visit gfncs.com
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