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Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo

Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo

March 24 2018
Irvine, California, USA

Come out and experience Orange County’s best bike ride! The Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo has a ride distance for you no matter what your experience or fitness level may be. You'll enjoy the best of what Orange County has to offer while "Pedaling to Cure Pediatric Cancer". All participants will get an amazing finisher’s medal and event T-shirt to memorialize your day, with an option to upgrade to a one of a kind event cycling jersey.

With five routes to choose from, you can select the best course for your ability. All of the courses will provide you a day to remember with fully-stocked rest stops supplied with snacks, gels, bars, carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks and water to keep you fueled and energized.

Once back to the finish all participants will be treated to a BBQ from Smoqued BBQ and an ice cold brew from Firestone Walker. Did your ride work up a thirst? We’ll have an option to purchase an ice cold beer at the finish line too with all of the money going to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.

100-Mile Gran Fondo – Participants will really have the best of all courses with a trip through Santiago Canyon before traveling through Rancho Santa Margarita on their way to San Juan Capistrano and then a beautiful trip down the coast to San Clemente and the turnaround at San Onofre State Beach. This course has approximately 5100 feet of elevation.

50-Mile Gran Fondo – Participants will enjoy the same trip through Santiago Canyon as the 100-miler but make a turn onto the old 1984 Olympic Bike Course and travel around Mission Viejo before heading back to the finish. This course has approximately 3200 feet of elevation.

Spring Classic Metric Half Century (35-Miles) – Participants will get to enjoy the amazing views of Saddleback Mountain while riding through Santiago Canyon with a quick turn for home; all of the glory with a shorter distance. This course has approximately 2300 feet of elevation.

Easy Breezy 15 Mile – The perfect combination of flat and short, this course has less than 700 feet of elevation.

Kids 1-mile Ride – Kids 5-10 years old can get a positive riding experience with this loop around Irvine Valley College. Get them started young on a healthy lifestyle with this fun event.

Tiny Tike Bike Course – Just learning to ride? This is for kids with a push bike or training wheels. A fun closed course with twists and turns to build kids bike handling skills.

This year, Renegade Racing has partnered with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) to host this event as part of the Reaching for the Cure Run and Ride Weekend. A portion of each participant’s registration fee will go to help find a cure to pediatric cancer. Do you want to do even more for PCRF? Start a fundraising campaign and you can win amazing prizes!

Are you a cardio animal? For just $45 more dollars you can upgrade your bike registration to the Reaching for the Cure “Brick” and race ANY running event at the Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 5K, 10K on Sunday March 26th. That’s right even the Half Marathon. This is the perfect training weekend for triathletes or anyone wanting to really see what they are made of. All “Brick” participants get a commemorative “Brick” with plaque: “I did a Brick to Help Cure Pediatric Cancer”.

Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 15, 35, 50, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Start Times / Itinerary

5:00 AM Registration & Packet Pickup begin
5:50 AM Opening Ceremonies
6:00 AM 100 miler Starts
8:00 AM 50 miler
9:00 AM 35 miler
9:30 AM 15 miler
10:00 AM BBQ, Beer Garden & Social Media Post Ride Celebration
10:30 AM Kids 1-Mile Fun Ride & Tot Skill Course Open
3:00 PM Finish Line Festival Wrap Up

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Finishing Medals
Fundraising
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
 
 
 
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Jan 29 2018 - NEWS: $36,000 USD in Cash Prizes for 2018 Gran Fondo World Tour Winners
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