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Gran Fondo Asheville

August 23 2020
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

This Gran Fondo National Championship course starts with very short, punchy climbs, features long stretches of quiet, narrow, and winding country roads, and finishes with a classic climb up Elk Mountain to the Blue Ridge Parkway and a decent to finish at Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville.

Even with Gran course riders competing for the Gran Fondo National Championship, the timed segment format gives everyone the opportunity to socialize between segments. With the start/finish and post-ride party hosted at the Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium, this is one of the most festive, supportive, and fun events of the whole season.

Experience Asheville, North Carolina, Lonely Planet’s top U.S. travel destination in 2017. Asheville’s vibrant downtown is a hub for artists, musicians, renowned chefs, craft brewers and distillers. The area also features the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, and outdoor opportunities like hiking on the Appalachian Trail and water sports on the French Broad River.

To create great loops, the Gran and Medio courses use some remote roads where food, water, and services are normally scarce. 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.

USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship

 
Routes: 29, 61, 98 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500 riders
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
What's Included?

Aid Stations:
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going. There will be 3 aid stations along the 100 mile, 2 on the 60mile, and 1 on the 30 mile route. Each aid station will be fully stocked with great products from Ingles Markets and Hammer Nutrition. Water, HEED energy drink, Hammer Gel, Endurolyte Fizz, Bananas, PB&J Sandwiches, Cookies, Chips and Pretzels, Apple, Oranges, BonkBreaker Energy Chews and Energy Bars.

Bathrooms:
Aid-Station will have bathrooms.

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 Route winners
Awards and Prizes for 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: Wicked Weed Brewing Funkatorium, 147 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
 
 
 
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