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Gran Fondo National Series

Boone Gran Fondo

August 04 2019
Boone, North Carolina, USA

In mid-summer, the High Country of North Carolina enjoys 80-degree temperatures while the surrounding East Coast temperatures hover in the high 90s. Early August is a prime time to be in Boone! The Boone Gran Fondo rolls through Appalachian State University and, after just a few turns, climbs beside picturesque Winklers Creek during the first timed section.

After a short downhill and a climb up the gorgeous Shull’s Mill road, the course passes the Blue Ridge Parkway and turns onto Hwy 221. This section of road was hand built in the 1890’s across Grandfather Mountain and served as the Blue Ridge Parkway until the 1980’s. This second timed section is like a paved roller coaster.

After passing the Grandfather Park entrance, the downhill into Linville is a local favorite stretch of road. The route passes through the Avery County seat, the town of Newland. The back roads of Cow Camp and Squirrel Creek lead to the North Toe River Valley.  Here, riders enjoy a few tranquil moments in the valley before the ascent, and third timed section, on the back of Beech Mountain.

Another nice downhill waits on the other side. The beautiful Bethel Valley brings riders to a climb to the Tennessee State Line to end the fourth timed section.  From here, the route cruises on a very long gradual downhill grade through the valley and communities of Sugar Grove and Valle Crucis before it takes a climb up Laurel Fork and White Oak roads back to the town of Boone.

Benefiting 

Western Youth Network (WYN)

Boone Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 20, 55, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
What's Included?

Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going

Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery!

Prize / Race Categories

4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Awards and Prizes for Gran, Medio and Piccolo winners

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 164 South Depot Street Boone, NC 28607
 
 
 
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Tag: granfondonationalseries
 
Sep 24 2019 - NEWS: Prizes on Offer for completing the Gran Fondo National Series Survey for Cyclists
Aug 19 2019 - NEWS: The Jensie Gran Fondo Gears Up for a “Very Grand” Sixth Edition
Aug 12 2019 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Maryland the Penultimate Round of the Growing GFNS Series
Aug 15 2019 - NEWS: Special Offer: GFNS Garda Bike Hotel Granfondo Il Lombardia at Lake Como Trip
Jul 26 2019 - NEWS: One Day Gran Fondo National Champions Crowned in Asheville
Jul 24 2019 - NEWS: Enjoy North Carolina’s High Country at the Boone Gran Fondo
Mar 12 2019 - NEWS: Your Last Chance to win a U.S. Gran Fondo National Championship Jersey!
Jun 26 2019 - NEWS: Cyclists Endure Snow at one of America’s Toughest Gran Fondo's in Colorado
May 30 2019 - NEWS: Asheville to host 2019 and 2020 Gran Fondo cycling championships
May 14 2019 - NEWS: The Golden Gran Fondo is one of the toughest in America
May 03 2019 - NEWS: Highlands the next round of the Gran Fondo National Series
Feb 18 2019 - NEWS: Make Your Plans for the TT1 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo
Jan 21 2019 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Florida: Come for the Ride, Stay for the Party!
Feb 25 2019 - NEWS: Grab a final Malibu GRANFONDO entry and ride with Fränk Schleck
Feb 21 2019 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Florida registration prices increase March 4 - Register Now
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Aug 29 2016 - RESULTS: Team Primal Audi Denver Hit Overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo
Aug 08 2016 - RESULTS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
May 14 2016 - RESULTS: Next Moto Champion PB Roswell Bicycles Take Tour of Georgia Team Prize
Jun 30 2014 - RESULTS: Golden Gran Fondo
Jun 10 2014 - RESULTS: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Apr 16 2014 - RESULTS: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 09 2013 - RESULTS: NJ Highlands Gran Fondo
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