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Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie

Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie

September 22 2019
Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada

The 5th edition of Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia's first Gran Fondo cycling event, will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Our Gran Fondo has quickly grown to become a bucket list 'must-do' cycling and cultural experience! Now the largest cycling event in Atlantic Canada, we hosted 970 cyclists in 2018 - and we expect even more will ride with us this year! Our Gran Fondo will appeal to recreational riders of all skill levels, as well as to the avid racer. Although a timed event, this is more of a self-paced FUN group event, rather than a race.  

Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie is offering 5 rides in 2019. New for 2019, we are offering a 5th ride to celebrate our 5th anniversary: the 88.5 km Mezzo "middle" Fondo!

Experienced riders will be challenged by our 161 km Super Gran and 118 km Gran routes, while novice cyclists may prefer the shorter 67 km Medio or 35 km Piccolo rides. Riders will navigate rolling inland roads along lakes and rivers, and pass by towering wooden churches along the panoramic coastal route that hugs beautiful Baie Sainte Marie. Downloadable maps of each route are on our website, including photo galleries, videos and testimonials.

The region's famous Acadian hospitality and culture will be highlighted during the social event on Saturday, Sept. 22.  The entire community rolls out the welcome mat as residents will enthusiastically cheer you on from the roadside, waving Acadian flags and banging pots and pans. After your unforgettable ride, share stories while savouring on fresh lobster, BBQ pork! or vegetarian oiption! 

Registration opened on November 30, 2018. Jersey package available until July 15, 2019. For more information: www.granfondobaiesaintemarie.ca/en

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Routes: 35, 67, 89, 118, 161 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: unlimited
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Please note these times are tentative and we recommend you visit our website to verify.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

11 am to 8 pm – Registration & social evening with entertainment at Clare Veterans Centre.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

6:30 am - Parking opens at Clare Veterans Centre

7 am - Registration opens at Clare Veterans Centre

8 am - Registration closes. Cyclists assemble in staging area at mini-mall parking lot.

8:15 am - Pre-ride briefing

8:30 am - 161 km Super Gran ride starts

8:45 am approx. - 118 km Gran Fondo ride starts

9:00 am approx. - 89 km Mezzo Fondo ride starts

9:15 am approx. - 67 km Medio Fondo ride starts

9:30 am approx. - 35 km Piccolo Fondo ride starts

10:45 am - 4 pm - Finish Line Kitchen Party 

11:30 am - 5 pm - Post-ride pork BBQ, Lobster or vegetarian option

4 pm - Route support ends

Costs

Early-bird Package
Before July 15 midnight Atlantic Standard Time
Price: $99 CDN + processing fee ($9.59)

Regular Registration (no jersey/tshirt)
July 16 to September 21
Price: $99 CDN + processing fee ($9.59)

What's Included?

Swag Bag - lots of cool stuff!
Access to Saturday Social, featuring finger foods, La Baie en Joie dancers, Acadian music and more!
Nutrition Stops - well stocked rest stations including Acadian delicacies!
Corsino Event Jersey (full zip quick dry) or Tech T-shirt
Bike tag for transponder timing
Route map (hard copy & online GPX)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Exceptional organization & Community Spirit - hundreds of residents will cheer you on along the route!
Entertainment along the route - listen for the fiddler at Bangor Sawmill
Post-ride Lobster, BBQ pork or veggie option
Live Music
Free Massages
Prize Draws
Photos: Photos will be taken during the event by event photographers and organizers. Photos will be posted following the event on Facbook and on website. You will have access to images free of charge.

Packet Pickups

Pick up your packets on the Saturday afternoon and evening during our social evening at the Gran Fondo Headquarters, located at the Clare Veterans Centre in Saulnierville (9938 Highway 1). Registration is also available on Saturday morning starting at 7 am, also at the Legion. Most of you have registered online, so this second registration is mainly to make sure you are there and to receive your jersey and swag bag (if applicable).
 

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
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
 
Start Address: Velo Baie Sainte-Marie bike shop, 9976 highway 1, Saulnierville, Nova Scotia
 
 
 
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