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Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo

Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo

May 03 2020
Ocala, Florida, USA

MCA WILL HOST A VENDOR VILLAGE, LUNCH, MASSAGES, ART, AND ENTERTAINMENT AT ITS HOME BRICK CITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN OCALA.

The event features a festive welcome at the Saturday Packet Pick-Up Party, and Sunday begins with a ceremonial welcome, safety instructions and takes off with a police escort. Other event features include snacks, SAG stops, mechanical support, post event lunch and hats.

Ride for the Arts raises funds for Marion Cultural Alliance whose mission is to champion, convene, and create opportunities for arts and arts organizations. In addition, the event promotes a healthy lifestyle and enjoyment of the sport of cycling.

YOUR HOSTS FOR RIDE FOR THE ARTS GRAN FONDO

Founded in 2001, Marion Cultural Alliance’s (MCA) mission is to champion, convene, and create opportunities for arts and artists. MCA supports activities relating to the arts, fine arts, historical and scientific museums, and specific education through grants, advocacy, fundraising and partnerships. For more information about MCA, visit www.MCAOcala.com.

Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 11, 40, 70 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

May 4th - Ocala Downtown Crit (unrelated but relevant entertainment the day prior)

May 4th - Packet pick up part at the Brick (MCA HQ)

May 5th - 8AM Grand Fondo route riders depart.  8:15 Medio route riders depart.  8:30 Piccolo riders depart

Costs
Registration Options Miles Early Regular Late Event Day
Online Only Online Only Online Only Online Only
Gran Fondo
– Competitive
71 $75 $85 $100 $105
Gran Fondo
– Non-Competitive
71 $60 $65 $70 $75
Medio Fondo 43 $55 $60 $65 $70
Piccolo Fondo 11 $30   $35
Processing Fees NO Processing Fees on CAAM Tour Series Events!
Reg Period Start Date   11 Feb 2019 22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019
Reg Period End Date 10 Feb 2019 21 Apr 2019 04 May 2019 05 May 2019

 

What's Included?

SAG stops, roaming mechanic, packet pick-up party, hat, entry in raffles, finisher medals, free beer and catered BBQ post ride, vendor village, timed riding, and cash prizes (competitive Gran Fondo riders only for cash prizes)

Packet Pickups

During the criterium on May 4th.  Location:

Marion Cultural Alliance Inc 
23 SW Broadway St
Ocala, FL 34471

Prize / Race Categories

Overall Male and Female - cash prizes

Overall teams (top male, female, and co-ed teams) - cash prizes

NOTE: time is cumulative for top 3 members from each time.  Top 3 will include 1 women minimum for co-ed teams.

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
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Three Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: MCA Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St, Ocala, Florida 34471
 
 
 
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May 03 2020 - EVENT: Ride for the Arts Gran Fondo