Gran Fondo National Series Adds Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin to 2018 Calendar
4th Annual Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin Set for September 29, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 6, 2018) – The Gran Fondo National Series (GNFS), the largest series of Gran Fondo events in the USA with a nationwide calendar of 13 events attended by over 8,300 riders, today announced the addition of the Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin to its 2018 calendar. Hosted by fan-favorite, former professional cyclist Jens Voigt, the one-day event will take place on September 29, 2018.
Named one of the Top U.S. Gran Fondos by Gran Fondo Guide, the Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin takes place on Marin County’s world-class roads with gourmet food and expert support. Offering three epic routes at Stafford Lake Park in Novato, including the 100-mile “Shut Up Legs”, the 70-mile “Presidential” and the “Breakaway” at 40 miles, all participants will have the chance to ride with beloved former pro, Jens Voigt.
“I've always loved California, especially Marin County. What’s better to ride on than these roads? And now I don't even have to hurt myself in the breakaway anymore,” said Voigt. “I can’t wait to take to Marin’s best and most scenic roads, fueled by the yummiest local food, and yell “Shut Up Legs!” all over the county.”
The GFNS nearly doubled the series’ number of events in tripled the number of riders in 2018, following a strategic partnership with Haute Route, the most prestigious multi-day event series for amateur cyclists worldwide. GFNS will continue to work with Haute Route to grow the sport in the United States.
“We’re thrilled to add such a sought-after event like the Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin to the GFNS calendar,” said GFNS Series Director Reuben Kline. “Our growth this year has been exponential with nearly double the total number of events from 2017 and we’ll continue to look at ways to grow amateur cycling opportunities in the U.S. with our partners at Haute Route.”
“As a partner of the Gran Fondo National Series, Haute Route is proud to offer special benefits to the riders of the Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin,’" said Alain Lambert, Executive Chairman of Haute Route in North America. “These benefits are detailed on the Jensie Gran Fondo registration page and will expire on April 15th so don’t wait to sign up.”
Full GFNS Calendar 2018
March 3-4 – Malibu GRANFONDO (Malibu, California)
March 24-25 – Gran Fondo Florida (San Antonio, Florida)
May 5-6 – Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo (Helen, Georgia)
June 2 – Fast Freddie Challenge (Sebastopol, California)
June 3 – Highlands Gran Fondo (Butler, New Jersey)
July 22 – Gran Fondo Asheville (Asheville, North Carolina
August 5 – Bluewater International Gran Fondo (Sarnia, Ontario)
August 4 – Tour de Big Bear/HC Gran Fondo (Big Bear Lake, California)
August 4-5 – Boone Gran Fondo (Boone, North Carolina)
August 16-19 – Vermont Challenge (Manchester, Vermont; Stratton, Vermont)
August 26 – Golden Gran Fondo (Golden, Colorado)
September 23 – Gran Fondo Maryland (Frederick, Maryland)
September 29 – Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin (Marin County, California)
For more information, go to www.granfondonationalseries.com.
About the Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS)
The Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS) was established in 2012 as the Gran Fondo National Championship Series by Reuben Kline who has more than 25 years of experience in the cycling industry, including five years as a professional mountain bike racer, 13 years as a full-time race director, and over 22 years as promoter of the Michaux Endurance Series. GFNS is comprised of 13 European-style rides staged across the United States and Canada. Part personal challenge, part serious competition, the GFNS leads riders through country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery on some of the most beautiful courses in North America. For more information, or to register for an event, go to www.granfondonationalseries.com.
About Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin
Named one of the Top U.S. Gran Fondos by Gran Fondo Guide, the Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin takes place on Marin County’s world-class roads with gourmet food and expert support. The Fondo hosts three rides of 40, 70 and 100 miles respectively, offering cyclists of all abilities the rare opportunity to ride alongside former pro cyclist, Jens Voigt. For more information, go to http://thejensiegranfondo.com. Follow us on Instagram (@jensiegranfondo), Facebook (The Jensie Gran Fondo), or Twitter (@JensieGranFondo).