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Bohemian Gran Fondo

Bohemian Gran Fondo

October 06 2018
Czech Republic

We will celebrate the V. Edition of Bohemian Gran Fondo in 2018. 

The idea of creating the Gran Fondo bicycle race in the Czech Republic was driven by the large popularity of these events in the world. There are two events which stand out that inspired organizers of the Bohemian Gran Fondo – the iconic La Marmotte in the French Alps and the Pan Massachusetts Challenge in the USA. The French event has taken place every year since 1982. It is considered to be one of the hardest bike races in the world and attracts amateur sportsmen worldwide. The American PMC event started in 1980 and also attracts thousands of riders. In addition to the shared ride for 100 and more miles, it also brings an incredible fundraising result (over 39 millions USD raised last year). All of the money went to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, the leading cancer research institution.

The center of the Bohemian Gran Fondo that can be easily compared to La Marmotte with its 186 km and the elevation gain of approximately 4500 m is Ceský Krumlov, a historical town in Southern Bohemia. Its historical center is a part of the UNESCO heritage and the second most visited city after Prague in the Czech Republic.

In the past, the bordering mountains, where the race takes place had always provided a natural barrier between the countries, states or the political systems. Now, they are interwoven with a wide net of narrow, infrequently used roads with a good surface, almost a cyclist's paradise. Harsh climbs alternate with downhill rides (downhills are not part of the timed sections strictly because of the participants' safety), so each rider can choose his/her very own pace. Safety of the participants was the biggest concern for the organizers.

Bohemian Gran Fondo is traditionally partnered with the nonprofit organization helping to fight breast cancer. 

The riders have five courses to choose from. All five courses are challenging and demanding. Their participants can fully fulfill the motto:

“Race to Help, Help to Win”

Bohemian Gran Fondo

 

 
Routes: 46, 126 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Entry Limit: no limit
 
Start Times / Itinerary

The starting time depends on the chosen course:
5K Monument (230 km/ 5469 m) - 7:00
Bohemian GRAN FONDO (176 km/ 4340 m) -  8:30
Fondo Ceský Krumlov ( 105 km/ 2731 m) – 11:30
Sponsor Yourself Fondo (71 km/ 1609 m) - 8:30
Bike-A-Thon  (46 km/ 1243 m – 13:00

Costs

The registration fee depends on the lenght of the chosen course and the time of registration. Details and registration at wwww.bohemiangranfondo.cz.

What's Included?

Every registered participant will get:

Starting number
Timing chip
The map of the chosen ride with all details about the timed sections, the prescribed times to enter the sections  - all available at http://www.bohemiangranfondo.cz/en/the-ride
The elevation profile and all the other course information at http://www.bohemiangranfondo.cz/en/the-ride
The refreshment areas with food and drink ( no refreshment for Mamma HELP Fondo)
Pasta and a glass of beer or nonalcoholic beverages in the finish
The possibility to deposit personal things and spare clothes in the Start area
The timing of the overall ride and the timing in designed climb sections ( one climb section for MHF, two for FCK, and three for BGF)
Certificate of successful finish within the time limit
SAG support on request
The availability of medical attention during the event
A big tiredness, and most likely even painful sensation, but also:
New friends
Extraordinary pleasure derived from the ride in the beautiful region
A great feeling derived from overcoming her/himself in the case of a successful finish
THE OVERWHELMING AND MOST DESERVING FEELING OF THE SHARED SOLIDARITY

Packet Pickups

The time to pick up your starting number is for all participants the day before the race (the 5th of October, 2018) between 5 pm and 9 pm or in the start day untill one hour before start of the chosen course. 

 

Prize / Race Categories

Competition. The participant of Bohemian GRAN FONDO with the best cumulative time from the all timed sections will be awarded, women and men separately.
 

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Outriders
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
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
Three Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
 
 
 
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Oct 06 2018 - EVENT: Bohemian Gran Fondo