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Tempo Velo Farmondo

Tempo Velo Farmondo

September 09 2018
Sterling, Illinois, USA

The Tempo Velo Cycling Club presents the 4th annual Tempo Velo Farmondo.     

So what is a Farmondo?  It's simply a fun, yet quirky and catchy name our local cycling club invented. Being that our ride was not a completely traditional fondo, and because it covers such a large expanse of farmland, we combined the two lines of thought and created "Farmondo".  We felt that the name Farmondo somehow captured the spirit of our ride.  

In the summer of 2013, our local club decided we wanted to create a paved road event with chip timing that captured the freedom and adventurous spirit of a gravel grind, while also allowing for the challenge and competitive fire of a sanctioned race.  We wanted something a little less time consuming than a century ride, and we wanted to create varying route distances that would make seasoned riders and citizens equally excited and challenged.  And lastly, we wanted to have post-ride food and beverages, because that makes things just a little more fun.  Who doesn't want that?!

The Farmondo offers three different distances designed to challenge riders of varying abilities.

82 Mile "Bull" Ride

Be prepared for beautiful scenery that includes half mile climbs that let you see where you're going, and let you know where you've been. This years re-route will include a short  1 mile section of light gravel that will make you feel like you're part of a spring classic.  New to this years "Bull Ride" will be a section of road called "3 Mile Road", which will throw in a gauntlet of hills that will leave riders gasping for air.

43 Mile "Hog" Ride

This might be an intermediate distance, but this course will provide all of the same challenges of the Bull Ride. The Hog Ride distance is fully paved

20 Mile "Rooster" Ride

The Citizens ride is perfect for families and those who are just beginning to test their riding mettle.   The terrain of the Rooster ride is just a sampling of the longer distances. 

Tempo Velo Farmondo

Routes: 20, 43, 82 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Online registration ends on September 9th at 11:00 p.m.

On-site regstration begins at Sunday, September 11th at 7 a.m. and ends 15 minutes prior to each respective starting time.

Starting Times:

82 Mile "Bull" Ride- begins at 8:30 a.m.

43 Mile "Hog" Ride- begins at 9:00 a.m.

20 Mile "Rooster" Ride- begins at 10:00 a.m.

Post ride lunch and beverages will begin being served at noon.

Awards and times will be given out upon ride completion.

All riders must finish prior to 4:00 p.m.


Early Registration Fees prior to September 9th:

82 Mile "Bull" Ride- $37

43 Mile "Hog" Ride- $35

20 Mile "Rooster" Ride- $31

20 Miler "Rooster" Ride Family of 4- $90

On-site registration fees on the day of the event will cost an extra $5.

What's Included?

All particpants will receive an event t-shirt, and post-ride meal and beverages.

Packet Pickups

All packet pickups will be September 11th, at Woodlawn Arts Academy (3807 Woodlawn Rd., Sterling IL) on the day of the event.  Packet pickups and registration will begin at 7:00 a..m.

Prize / Race Categories

Awards will be given out to the top 3 men and women in each respective distance.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Strava KOM
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Rd., Sterling IL 61081
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Sep 09 2018 - EVENT: Tempo Velo Farmondo