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Gran Fondo Goldendale

April 15 2018
Goldendale, Washington, USA

Gran Fondo Goldendale is 90 miles of non stop epic views and rolling terrain on the edge of arid central wa and the mountains. This ride will add up to 6200′ of climbing and just enough gravel to keep your drive train gritty.

You will receive a super cool limited Gran Fondo Goldendale souvenir, a well thought out, and well marked course that will knock your socks off, a well stocked aid station to refuel at mid ride, and a hot meal to refuel post ride. We will also post the times of all finishers for bragging rights.

GFG 45  NEW!  The 45 mile course captures all of the awesomeness of it’s big bro in a handy bite size package.  Epic views of Mt Adams,  a rough and rowdy wind farm tour, and some of Klickitat’s finest gravel.

GFG 90   90 miles with 6300′ of climbing. You will be on approx 25 miles worth of gravel.  Not as much as in GF Ephrata, but not as nice of gravel as Ephrata either.  Think bigger rock and rougher, most notably on Cameron Rd, Rattlesnake Rd, and Dalles Mtn Rd, most of the rest roll reasonably well.  There will be one well stocked aid station at approx the half way point, with two mini aid stations in between.

Gear: With so many variable course conditions it is hard to say what’s right or wrong. Gravel, road, cx, or mtb, any one will work, but all will have a disadvantage at some point. Personally I’m running a Raleigh Roker on Donnelly Strada USH 700×32.  Not the perfect setup for 100% of the course, but a good middle ground.  There will be lots of climbing so plan accordingly. There will be a couple aid stations and maybe a sag wagon or two, but it’s a good idea to be somewhat self sufficient. Weather is always something to consider this time of year. I would love to say it’s going to be sunny and 65 degrees, but it could just as easily be windy or rainy or both. Bring on the adventure baby!

KOM Challenge: There will be two King Of the Mountain challenges: Pine Forest Rd Climb, and Horseshoe Bend. To be eligible you must upload your ride to Strava within 24 hrs of the ride. This is just for fun; remember, this is not a race and you stand nothing to gain by winning the KOM. Other than the undying respect and adoration of your peers.

Bottom Line:  Goldendale may just be the perfect middle ground at 90 miles, 6300′, 25 gravel, bridging the gap between Ephrata and Leavenworth.  This is a beautiful ride on rolling terrain, just on the edge of dry land wheat and big mountains, but not too much of either.

Gran Fondo Goldendale

 
Routes: 45, 90 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Entry Limit: 200 riders
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
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Strava QOM
 
Start Address: Goldendale High School, Goldendale WA
 
 
 
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Tag: rideviciouscycle
 
Apr 16 2014 - NEWS: Inaugural Gran Fondo Goldendale
Mar 18 2014 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Ephrata Results 2014
Apr 16 2014 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo Goldendale
Mar 18 2014 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo Ephrata
Mar 11 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Ephrata
Apr 15 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Goldendale
May 20 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Leavenworth
Jun 10 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Ellensburg
Sep 15 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Winthrop
 
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Tag: northamericanclassics
 
Feb 11 2018 - NEWS: A tribute to the North American Spring Classics
Feb 15 2017 - NEWS: Top 33 North American Spring Classics
Feb 17 2018 - EVENT: Middle Georgia Epic '18
Feb 18 2018 - EVENT: Flint Hills Express
Feb 24 2018 - EVENT: Rocheport Roubaix
Feb 25 2018 - EVENT: Sourland Semi-Classic
Mar 03 2018 - EVENT: Road Apple Roubaix
Mar 03 2018 - EVENT: Dirty Pecan
Mar 03 2018 - EVENT: Stokesville Strade
Mar 03 2018 - EVENT: Dirty South Roubaix
Mar 10 2018 - EVENT: Rouge Roubaix XX
Mar 10 2018 - EVENT: Iowa Spring Classic
Mar 10 2018 - EVENT: Fish Rock
Mar 11 2018 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Ephrata
Mar 11 2018 - EVENT: Hell of the NorFla
Mar 17 2018 - EVENT: Waterloo G and G Gravel Road Race
Mar 17 2018 - EVENT: Redlands Strada Rossa Ride