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Oregon Gran Fondo

Oregon Gran Fondo

June 02 2018
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 Downtown Cottage Grove 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. The Picollo and Sherman head East without the mass start and rejoin the Gran and Medio 30 miles into this loop. Low-traffic rural and forest roads. Hills, rivers, vistas, more hills, good eats and more.  

Start/Finish, Expo, Beer Garden (with post-ride meal and brew) & Raffle in historic downtown Cottage Grove.  Individual & team racers and recreational riders. Chip timing with timed hill climb via strava! . 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, Picollo 41 Miles and Sherman 137 Miles (10% Gravel for Sherman Route)

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 and offers a one day license for only 2.00 for insurance needs. 

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: 40,71,117,137 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?

Custom Oregon Gran Fondo socks if registered by March 15th

Well Marked and Mechanically supported

2-4 aid stations depending on route chosen

5 Year age groups 

Post event Meal

 
 
 
Packet Pickups
 
Packet Pickup Friday 2-6pm Village Green Resort
Packet pickup untiul 7:30 am Downtown Cottage Grove
 
 
 
 
Prize / Race Categories
Prizes for Top Finishers! 
Custom Glassware for top 3 in  5 year age groups
 
 
 
 
Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
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 Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
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
One Hill Climb
Two Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Main Street (downtown), Cottage Grove, Oregon
 
 
 
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