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2019 Gran Fondo Guide Awards

This year we recognize those rides that have innovated, achieved, inspired and encouraged cyclists, supported worthy causes, and contributed to the growth of cycling

As a symbol of freedom and a heathly lifestyle, there is no better icon than the bicycle, arguably one of the most efficient means of transportation ever invented. It's Eco credentials are a shining example in a world that is coming to terms with global warming, protecting the environment, health and sustainability. The Gran Fondo phenomenon in North America continues to grow as it attracts more newcomers to the sport of cycling.

So please celebrate and make sure you add at least one of these fantastic events to your Bucket List this Spring.

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Marty Epstein wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Gran Fondo Guide is honored to announce that Marty Epstein a Lifetime Achievement Award for raising over $1.5 million dollars for local and national charities

In nine years, Marty Epstein’s annual cycling event in Morristown, the Gran Fondo New Jersey, has raised over $1.5 million dollars for local and national charities.

As the owner of Marty’s Reliable Cycle, Marty has been the public face of cycling in Greater Morristown for more than four decades. His passion for cycling have won him near-cult status with generations of fans.

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Levi’s GranFondo wins Top Fondo Fundraiser Award 2019

Gran Fondo Guide are proud to announce the King Ridge Foundation, founded by professional cyclist Levi Leipheimer and community organizer Carlos Perez, has been awarded “Top Fondo Fundraiser”, having raised in excess of $3.2 million dollars for worthy causes over the last 10 years

Both Leipheimer and Perez were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their fundraising efforts.

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RBC GranFondo Whistler wins Best North American Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that RBC GranFondo Whistler has been awarded “Best North American Gran Fondo” 2019

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is the largest Gran Fondo in North America with the greatest number of cyclists crossing the iconic Whistler finish line.

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Garden State Fondo wins Best U.S. Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that Garden State Fondo (formerly known as Gran Fondo NJ) has been awarded “Best U.S. Gran Fondo” 2019

Choosing just one cycling event and recognizing it as being above all others is never an easy task, especially when there are hundreds of other events to choose from. What persuaded us to award the Garden State Fondo as the best U.S. Gran Fondo for 2019 is the brand new Estremo challenge and the inaugural weekend programming, making the event the one not to be missed this year.

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Reuben Kline wins U.S. Gran Fondo Format Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that Reuben Kline, Race Director of the Gran Fondo National Series has been recognized for inventing the U.S. Gran Fondo Format

The Gran Fondo phenomenon in the U.S. kick-started over ten years ago with just a handful of events.

During that time a new format was invented. In 2012, Reuben Kline decided to switch from triathlon and multi-sport events into producing Gran Fondo races full-time and launched the Gran Fondo National Series.

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Farm to Fork Fondo Series wins Community Impact Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that Farm to Fork Fondo Series has been awarded our inaugural “Community Impact Award” 2019

When Tyler Wren retired after 13 years as a professional cyclist, he wanted to do something meaningful. He wanted to share some of the best aspects of cycling in way that could have a positive social impact—while still being just plain fun and encouraging people to discover the joy of cycling!

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Bookwalter Binge wins Best Fall Gran Fondo Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that that Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo has been awarded “Best Fall Gran Fondo” 2019 for it's continued success

Back in 2013, Jamie Bookwalter had just finished her master’s degree and was about to start work on her Ph.D.

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Vermont wins Northeast’s Premier Gran Fondo Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that the Vermont Gran Fondo has been awarded our inaugural “Northeast's Premier Gran Fondo” Award 2019

Taking place on June 29, 2019, the sixth edition of the Vermont Gran Fondo showcases the Green Mountain’s quiet, challenging climbs and breath-taking views, hailed as the best road biking in New England, and earned the status of the state with the most climbing by Strava.

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The Assaults wins Southeast’s Premier Cycling Event Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that the The Assaults has been awarded our inaugural “Southeast's Premier Cycling Event” Award 2019

The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is pleased to announce the 2019 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion presented by Prisma Health (PH) is set for Monday, May 20, 2019.

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Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego wins Most Authentic Italian Gran Fondo Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that the Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego has been awarded a special “Authentic Italian Gran Fondo” Award 2019

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Phil’s Cookie Fondo wins Fastest Growing Fondo Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that Phil Gaimon’s Cookie Fondo has been awarded “Fastest Growing Fondo” Award 2019

2019 marks the fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Cookie Fondo, it’s been a meteoric rise, with the third edition attracting well over 1,500 cyclists!

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RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley wins Best Start-up Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley has been awarded “Best Start-up Gran Fondo” Award 2019

Silicon Valley in the heart of northern California, is known for high-tech and venture capitalism, home to some of the most successful start-up companies in the world including Apple, Facebook, Google, Pinterest and Pay Pal to name a few.

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Rollfast wins Fastest Gran Fondo Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce the Rollfast Gran Fondo has been recognized as "The Fastest Fondo" in the World

Now in its seventh year, the Rollfast International Gran Fondo has quickly become one of the world’s premier cycling events.

If you want to know what it’s like to ride a flat stage of the Tour de France, this is about as close as it gets!

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CampoVelo wins inaugural Best Boutique Cycling Festival Award

Gran Fondo Guide is proud to announce that CampoVelo has won our inaugural Best Boutique Cycling Festival award

There is a wide plethora of boutique cycling festivals across North America, both on and off road, including the likes of Farm to Fork Fondo, Eroica California, Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride, Paso Robles, AMGEN VIP Tour of California and Oktoberfest to name a few!

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California Coast Classic wins inaugural Best Charity Bike Tour Award

Each year we have awarded one ride the Gran Fondo Guide’s “Best Gran Fondo” award. Recently, we have seen an increased interest in charity rides, especially multi-day events

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Top 20 North American Gran Fondo's
for 2019

This year we recognize those rides that have innovated, achieved, inspired and encouraged cyclists, supported worthy causes, and contributed to the growth of cycling

So please celebrate and make sure you add at least one of these fantastic cycling event to your Bucket List this Spring.

Click here to find out more!