Gran Fondo Niagara Falls
The inaugural GranFondo Niagara Falls offers thousands of passionate cyclists the opportunity to ride the world-renowned Niagara Parkway in a cycling express lane on closed roads from the downtown corridor, through Niagara-On-The-Lake, its acclaimed wine country, and the idyllic countryside of the Niagara Region and Niagara Escarpment including the winding rollers around the Short Hills Provincial Park. This is a precedent-setting event that starts and finishes right at the Falls and you will wonder why this setting has never been the stage for an event like this before. One wonder after another, indeed.
We've been working hard behind the scenes for the past couple of years to bring an incredible route to the Niagara Region. We have built a course that you can only ride on event day on an express lane designed for cycling! Starting and finishing at the brink of Horseshoe Falls, highlights of the route include riding on the Niagara Parkway, a trip through Niagara on the Lake, riding through the Thorold Tunnel, and a loop in the area of Short Hills Provincial Park.
See below for the 2013 GranFondo Niagara Falls Route Map with Rest Stop information as well as an elevation profile.
Total GranFondo Distance: 125 km
Total GranFondo Elevation: 990 metres