Ride with Jens Voigt this September!
You can expect an awesome day with Jens Voigt, the most fun guy from pro cycling!
Jens Voigt is a big favorite of cycling fans around the world. The German’s professional cycling career spanned 18 years, riding for several WorldTour teams including Team CSC and Trek, he wore the Yellow jersey twice, winning two stages at the Tour de France, won the Criterium International a record 5 times in a row - to name a few of his achievements! Setting the hour record capped a 18-year career in which he is estimated to have bicycled 528,000 miles!
Known for his aggressive riding style and his affable, forthright and articulate manners in dealing with the public and media, Voigt was one of the best riders in the world, renown for being able to pull at the front of the peloton for hours at incredible power outputs and famous for his quotes, the most famous "Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!"
Since retiring, Voigt’s passion for cycling hasn’t diminished, he’s raised 100,000’s dollars for charities around the world. In January 2017, Voight completed an Everesting on Berlin's Teufelsberg, raising over ten of thousands dollars for Australia's Tour de Cure.
He's currently heading up NBC Sports Network's LIVE coverage of the 2018 Tour de France.
Named one of the Top U.S. Gran Fondos by Gran Fondo Guide, the fourth edition of the Jensie Gran Fondo starts and finishes at Stafford Lake Park in Novato, CA on Saturday, September 29, 2018 and is superbly organized.
The success of the event has been revitalized and strengthened even further, after it was announced it was joining the Gran Fondo National Series this year, an expanding series of 13 rides across the United States and Canada.
Voigt’s Gran Fondo has been very carefully designed to appeal to cyclists of all abilities, offering three really fun routes starting at Stafford Lake Park in Novato, which includes the “Breakaway” at 40 miles ride ideally suited to less experienced cyclists, the 70-mile “Presidential” ride for intermediate cyclists and the full on 100-mile “Shut Up Legs” ride for experienced cyclists.
Everyone will have the chance to meet and ride with beloved former pro, Jens Voigt throughout the day, before during and after the ride.
“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, fuelled by the yummiest local food, and yell “Shut Up Legs!” all over the county.”
You’ll be treated to a Pro Tour level experience with neutral support along the way and before the ride. You’ll travel along the cycling friendly and quiet roads of Marin County, with notable views of Alpine Dam, Mount Tam, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes and Tomales Bay.
You’ll be kept fuelled up along the way with fully staffed and stocked feed stations including amazing food from Marin’s local food purveyors.
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Riders looking for that extra VIP treatment can find details of the VIP Founders Club here
About the Breakaway
Meander through the scenic, rolling hills of Nicasio valley, followed by the richly forested Samuel P. Taylor national park. Riders will enjoy the gourmet rest stop in Olema together. After fueling up on Marin’s finest gourmet foods, the "Break away" route will continue on their 40-mile journey through nicasio valley. Riders will experience wide, rolling terrain with one principle, yet challenging, climb over to olema valley.
This route is a great entry-level course with substantially less climbing than the other routes, without sacrificing some of the best features Marin county has to offer.
Two rest stops, 40 miles with 2,501’ of climbing!
About the Presidential
All routes will start together, meandering through the scenic, rolling hills of Nicasio valley. "Breakaway" and "Presidential" riders will enjoy the gourmet rest stop in Olema together. After fueling up on Marin’s finest gourmet foods, the “Presidential” route will head north on the Pacific coast highway traversing the rolling coastline. Experience breath-taking and majestic views through Point Reyes and Tomales bay, enjoying some of the most iconic landmarks of Marin county. The final stretch through Chileno Valley and Wilson Hill will challenge your tired legs all the way to the finish.
5 serviced stops, 70 miles and 4,445' elevation gain.
About the Shut Up Legs
This route will challenge your legs with some of the best climbs in northern California. It will show you the most breath-taking views that the west coast has to offer. Start off meandering through the scenic, rolling hills of Nicasio valley, followed by the richly forested and infamous alpine dam climb. Cross the beautiful ridge of Mount Tamalpais (also referred to as the 7-sisters). Continue to be rewarded with breath-taking scenery as you traverse the rolling coastline north towards Tomales. Your legs will have one last push to get over Wilson hill before you arrive back into the finisher's village where you can recover and reminisce on an incredible day on the bike.
5 serviced stops, 100 miles and 8,055' elevation gain