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2017 Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo

Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo

October 22 2017
Escondido, California, USA

Organizers release new date for the Giro di San Diego GranFondo and new routes for 2017.

Back by popular demand the date has been pushed back 5 weeks to cooler weather, now scheduled for late October.

The start and finish has moved to Kit Carson Park in Escondido allowing a cooler climb of the Mt Palomar, now positioned only 20 miles from the start. New for this year is a feature route that includes the Mesa Grande, a serene and picturesque loop.

4 Routes to choose 38, 60, 66, and 105 miles The giro is known for having challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding ride support, delicious food on course and a post-ride party!

New! - Palomar Metric Century Option
New! - Epic Mesa Grande Century including Palomar Mt
Coastal Metric Century out to San Elijo Lagoon
Beginner loop around Rancho Santa Fe •Beer, wine, great food and live entertainment
Featuring the legendary South Grade of Mt Palomar
Timed routes and KOM / QOM championship
4 Route Distances for all cyclists

Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling, food and San Diego's North Coast. Held in beautiful Escondido, CA, our two-day festival features five mass-start, timed cycling events for road and mountain bikers and the Bike & Fitness Expo.

Event proceeds support the CAF Project Rebound We are happy to announce that in 2016 over $7,000 (100% of the event proceeds) was donated to our charities from this ride. Giro di San Diego is proud to partner with Challenged Athletes Foundation's® (CAF) Operation Rebound®. Operation Rebound funds equipment, training and travel expenses that can help our injured troops and first responders to harness the healing power of sport – whether the goal is to win Paralympic gold or just run around the block. Mission Our mission is to draw cyclists from around the globe to enjoy the best riding that San Diego has to offer. We are a charity focused event and use our love for the Italian GranFondo to raise money and awareness for local causes. 

The location for this event has moved to Kit Carson Park in Escondido, California.

This new venue will allow the riders to have a cooler climb of Mt. Palomar. Routes The routes for this event will host many of the best rides in the North County as well as the most frequently traveled paths taken by the many professional athletes that ride in the area. These roads have challenged the wheels of riders such as Lance Armstrong, Chris Horner, Axel Merckx, Thurlow Rogers and many others.

The long Gran Fondo will also boast the fiercest of all climbs in San Diego, the south grade of Mt Palomar. This climb was featured on the 2009 Tour of California and will be our official KOM/QOM for the Gran Fondo course riders.

2017 Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo

 

 
Routes: 38, 60, 66 105 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 2000
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Costs

2017 PRICING Mesa Grande GRAN FONDO

105 MILES $99 EARLY BIRD PRICE THROUGH JUNE 30 $107
JULY 1 - JULY 28 $113 JULY
29 - SEPTEMBER 8 $119
SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 6 $125
OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 22

Palomar metric century GRAN FONDO 66 MILES

$83 EARLY BIRD PRICE THROUGH JUNE 30 $91
JULY 1 - JULY 28 $97
JULY 29 - SEPTEMBER 8
$103 SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 6 $109
OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 22

San Elijo Metric century MEDIO FONDO 60 MILES

$83 EARLY BIRD PRICE THROUGH JUNE 30 $91
JULY 1 - JULY 28 $97 JULY 29 - SEPTEMBER 8 $103
SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 6 $109
OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 22

rancho santa fe loop piccolo FONDO  35 MILES

$43 EARLY BIRD PRICE THROUGH JUNE 30 $51
JULY 1 - JULY 28 $57
JULY 29 - SEPTEMBER 8 $63
SEPTEMBER 9 - OCTOBER 6 $69
OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 22

Packet Pick-up: Come Pick up your Rider number and Merchandise at our Expo Saturday from 10am to 4:00pm. Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025 Day-of registration and Packet Pick up : Sunday, October 22 from 5:30am until each start time
 

What's Included?

Chip timing on all routes
Timed climb of Palomar Mountain
KOM/QOM raffle prizes for all age categories
Finisher's Medal
Fantastic rest stops
Italian pasta feast after ride
Goodie bag
SAG & mechanical support along the routes
Beer garden with Live Music
Post-ride massage
Bike parking valet

Packet Pickups

Is located at the expo from 10:00am until 4:00pm Saturday. You may have a friend or relative pick up your packet but they must provide a photo copy of your drivers license and both signed release forms. Packets may also be picked up on Sunday morning starting at 6:00am.

Prize / Race Categories

KOM/QOM raffle prizes for all age categories
Age Categories:  Male and female U23 / 23-34 / 35-44 / 45-54 / 55-64 / 65+ / Professional
Finisher's Medal

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
Fundraising
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
 
 
 
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