2018 RBC Gran Fondo Silicon Valley, Saturday June 23, 2018. Limited to 1000 cyclists. Registration opens September 15, 2017 at 10am PST.

Granfondo Las Vegas

Granfondo Las Vegas

March 24 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The Gran Fondo Las Vegas is a fully supported with at least five feed zones (we call them checkpoints), roving SAG and a great lunch after the ride. All riders will wear a timing chip, and results will be posted at the finish line and also on the website.

Starting at the Element Hotel, you'll enjoy a nice, flat warm-up before you hang a left on Charleston, which becomes Highway 159. It’s a gentle climb to the right turn onto the Scenic Drive heading into Red Rock Canyon. From here the climbing begins. It starts gradually and then pitches up a bit as the scenery becomes more and more beautiful! At the top of the climb you'll enjoy the view and drinks and snacks at the first checkpoint.

You'll climb a bit more before you reach the summit - then it's a wonderful, rewarding descent down to Highway 159 where you'll make a right. The road rolls gently along Highway 159 all the way to the right turn to Blue Diamond, where you'll find the second checkpoint (which is the turn-around for the Mini Fondo). Then you head back to Highway 159 again until you come to the t-intersection at Highway 160, where you'll turn right.

Here the climbing begins again. About 8 miles of climbing to the summit (turnaround for Mini Fondo) followed by a screamin' descent to the right turn onto Lovell Canyon and the 3rd checkpoint.

Lovell Canyon is an 11-mile, very gentle climb. At the end of the road you'll refuel, make a u-turn and retrace the route back the way you came. The return is a straight shot down Highway 160 to the left on Highway 159 and back to the Element. Of course you may re-visit the Blue Diamond checkpoint on the way back to refuel and rejuvenate.

Distance: Gran Fondo - 100 miles with about 8,000’ of climbing. Mini Fondo - 70 miles with about 4,500' of climbing.

Granfondo Las Vegas



Routes: 70,100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 300 riders
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Start Address: Element Las Vegas, 10555 Discovery Drive, Las Vegas
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