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Fulton Gran Fondo

Fulton Gran Fondo

May 12 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Some tips for the day of the ride, courtesy of the All-City X Fulton Cyclocross team:
May 12th is going to be amazing! You get to ride your bike all day with some old friends and make some new ones along the way.  After the ride we will enjoy a beverage, share some stories and have a good time. Not much could be better than that but we’ll share a few secrets for you to keep in mind that will help make this experience a good one for everyone.

Ride your bike, simple enough. Unfortunately that can become much more challenging as we get into the later miles of this journey. Just keep riding and you will do just fine. Eat early and eat often. If this is your first hundred mile ride thank you for coming along with us. You’ll do just fine as long as you keep the pedals turning. Riding at your own pace is also a very good idea.  

Be nice to everyone, including people in cars. Try not to ride more than two abreast so traffic is free to go around us. We will be on roads with wide shoulders and some with narrow shoulders. Try to stay as far right as possible. Make sure to move over for autos and make sure you follow all traffic signs.

Overlapping wheels is a good way to have a bad time. Instead, ride in front, behind or directly next to your new buddy. Call or point stuff out if it is big enough to take down your new friend. Pot holes, uneven pavement, roadside rubbish are all things you will want to point out to your fellow riders. When turns are coming up it is always a good idea to let the folks around you know which way you plan to turn.

Littering is for chumps. You brought it out there you can carry it to the next stop. Food and water will be at the designated rest stops and so will garbage cans. Please use them. Also, if you choose not to use one of these stops to relieve yourself, please do not expose yourself in public.

There will be some folks out on the course throughout the day wearing All City X Fulton Racing kits. Don’t be afraid to ask any one of these fine folks for help. They will do what they can but there is no sag wagon for this ride. You are responsible for yourself. If for some reason you cannot finish you are responsible for getting yourself back once we start. Cell phones might not have great reception so have a backup plan. We will also be printing cue cards to hand out on the morning of the ride and during reg packet pickup.

It is going to be amazing! See you soon.      

-Matt Leizinger & All City X Fulton Racing

Fulton Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 50, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

9 am

Costs

$54.95 through April 30th.

What's Included?

$54.95 entry fee gets you entry in our ride, a swag bag full of goodies and a free beer at the block party that awaits you upon your arrival.

Packet Pickups

Registered riders can check in and pick up ride packets on the morning of the ride, or at the Fulton Taproom (located at 414 Sixth Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55401) from 3-8 pm on the Wednesday and Thursday before. Packet pickup is also available and encouraged at our NE Production brewery Friday May 11th at the Fulton Gran Fondo Feast. Please bring a photo ID to confirm your registration.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Card
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Fulton Brewery, 2540 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis MN 55401-5801
 
 
 
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