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Oregon Gran Fondo

Oregon Gran Fondo

May 21 2017
Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA
 

Join Rolf Prima and Co-Motion Cycles for the The Oregon Gran Fondo.  Start/Finish at 7th & Main Streets in historic downtown Cottage Grove, just 20 minutes south of Eugene, Oregon.

This event showcases rural South Willamette Valley communities and ancient Siuslaw National Forest scenery and roads.  From Bohemia Park the Gran and Medio routes head west to the village of Lorane and from there continue west deep into the Siuslaw and Smith River watersheds.  Low-traffic rural and forest roads. Hills, rivers, vistas, more hills, good eats and more.

Start/Finish, Expo, Beer Garden (with free post-ride meal and brew) & Raffle in historic downtown Cottage Grove. OBRA sanctioned. Individual & team racers and recreational riders. Chip timing with timed hill climb! . The Oregon Gran Fondo features the legendary roads and climbs of the ancient Siuslaw National Forest and showcases some of the Willamette Valley's prettiest scenery and rural communities. One event, three routes to choose from: Gran (long) 117 miles; Medio (medium) 71 miles.

Gran Fondo's traditionally are "big rides" that while technically aren't races are still ridden in a competitive or "personal best" style. The Oregon Gran Fondo (as well as the other two Triple Crown events) is a fully sanctioned OBRA/Oregon Bicycle Racing who supports all levels of cyclists. 

At the Oregon Gran Fondo you will find ex-professionals and elite racers lined up side by side with members of the local touring club, families, and anyone wishing to celebrate a glorious, challenging day on the bike. Family members line the start/finish and cheer on their favorite riders . While some choose to ride fast or test their endurance, or seek a milestone achievement, the Gran Fondo is a mass start event designed to draw the community together and give everyone a chance to enjoy the fun of riding a bike on the same course as the pros. It is truly a ride for everyone!

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Oregon Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 71,117 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

8:00 am Gran/Medio mass start with police escort down Main Street

 
Costs

$75-$105

 
What's Included?

Team Competition for the fastest 4 of 5 members.
Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men 40+, Masters Women 40+, Coed Open, Coed Masters 40+

Packet Pickups
Packet Pickup Friday Co-Motion Cycles Eugene Oregon 2-5pm
Packet Pickup Saturday 2-6pm Village Green Resort
Packet pickup 6am Sunday 7th and main street Cottage Grove 
 
Prize / Race Categories
Prizes for Top Finishers! 
Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Main Street (downtown), Cottage Grove, Oregon
 
 
 
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