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Gran Fondo National Series

Boone Gran Fondo

August 02 2020
Boone, North Carolina, USA

The rural roller-coaster roads around Boone are a ton of fun, and quite challenging. The climbs aren’t very long, but that means there’s not a lot of time for recovery on the descents, either. This is a great course for all-around riders. This is one of the 4 events in 2020 to have the elevated Super Gran route.

The laid back atmosphere of this western North Carolina college town is contagious. One of the smaller fields for a Gran Fondo National Series event, the Boone Gran Fondo has a supportive, family feel, particularly when we all gather for great local food, cold beer, and fantastic raffle prizes after a challenging and competitive ride.

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!

Most cyclists can’t discover how great the riding is in Boone because long loops are difficult to self-support. But you can ride with confidence on the marked and marshaled course, supported by law enforcement, safety motos, mechanic and sag vehicles, and staffed feed stations.

Benefiting 

The mission of the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation is to support breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families in the High Country of North Carolina. While many wonderful organizations hold events locally, some of the money they raise in the High Country is usually taken out of our community and used elsewhere. We are an all-volunteer organization and 100% of the funds we raise remain in the community.

Boone Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 25, 54, 98 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
 
Apr 29 2020 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Series and The Sufferfest Launch Virtual Qualification for USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship
Apr 15 2020 - NEWS: 2020 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship Postponed until August 30
Mar 13 2020 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Florida Postponed To Fall 2020
Mar 06 2020 - NEWS: Celebrate with more Fun at the Gran Fondo Florida this March 22nd!
Dec 10 2019 - NEWS: Have Some Fun in the Sun at the 2020 Gran Fondo Florida
Feb 04 2020 - NEWS: Triple Bypass Ride and Mt. Evans Hill Climb Join the Gran Fondo National Series
Jan 31 2020 - NEWS: Qualification Procedures Published for 2020 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship
Dec 20 2019 - NEWS: USA Cycling Partners with Gran Fondo National Series to Crown Gran Fondo National Champions
Nov 18 2019 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Series Launches 2020 Calendar with 9 U.S. Events
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
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
Aug 02 2020 - EVENT: Boone Gran Fondo
Aug 23 2020 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Asheville
Sep 20 2020 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Maryland
Sep 27 2020 - EVENT: The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin
Oct 04 2020 - EVENT: Highlands Gran Fondo
Oct 11 2020 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Florida
Jun 27 2021 - EVENT: Golden Gran Fondo