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Appleknocker Gran Fondo

Appleknocker Gran Fondo

October 14 2018
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Join us for a super fun Fall classic! This challenging, timed ride through pastoral Calhoun County, IL offers three routes:  the 120 mile Gala, the 60 mile Red Delicious or the 30 mile Granny Smith.

Registration includes: an exclusive t-shirt, themed rest stops, printed and digital maps, expert SAG support, and a rockin’ post-ride party featuring craft beer, a hearty meal, and live music. Prizes will be awarded for each finisher and special prizes for each category winner.

The Appleknocker is the last of three great rides that make up the MO Gran Fondo series, presented in partnership with Big Shark and the Lupus Foundation. By completing all three Fondos you will receive an exclusive t-shirt, a victory party after the Appleknocker, discounted entry on next year’s Mo Gran Fondo and recognition on our websites and social media.

Appleknocker Gran Fondo

Routes: 30, 60 120 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Start Times / Itinerary

October 13, 9:00-4:00 Packet pickup

October 14, 6:00 am Registration opens

October 14, 7:00 am 120 Mile Gala ride begins

October 14, 7:15 am 60 Mile Red Delicious ride begins

October 14, 7:30 am 30 mile Granny Smith ride begins

October 14, 11:30 am MO Fondo Victory party begins


$65 until March 31, $75 after 

What's Included?

A one-of-a-kind exclusive t-shirt, fully stocked rest stops each with its own theme, printed and digital maps, expert SAG support and Trailnet Pink marked routes. There are prizes for each finisher and special prizes for each category winner.

Packet Pickups

Friday, October 12, 9:00-4:00 @ Trailnet offices

Saturday, October 13 5:00-7:00 TBD

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Pere Marquette State Park 13112 Visitor Center Ln. Grafton, IL , 62037
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Oct 14 2018 - EVENT: Appleknocker Gran Fondo