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Yakima

Yakima Valley Fondo

April 29 2018
Yakima, Washington, USA

Come join us for the inaugural Yakima Valley Fondo and bask in the spring beauty of Central Washington.  With over 5500 feet of climbing over the basalt ridges of the Yakima River Canyon one is afforded over 80 miles of high desert splendor punctuated by 21 miles of gravel grinding nirvana.  Bring plenty of grit and you will be rewarded with epic views of the duel spectacles of Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier as well as the stunning scenery of the Yakima River Canyon.  The ride will be supported with 3 aid stations stalked with food and hydration.  If you have always wanted to tackle a Gran Fondo but been a bit intimidated by too much gravel this is the Fondo for you, and if you are an experienced Fondo rider the terrain and distance will provide plenty of challenges.

With 21 miles of gravel we recommend a gravel/cross bike with some tread on those tires.  The ride is possible with a road bike 28c tires, but the risk of flats will increase.  The condition of the primary gravel section varies from year to year based on winter weather and timely maintenance.  With 60 miles of pavement a mountain bike is not recommended for this Gran Fondo.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1880445107

 
Routes: 80 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 100
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Riders off at 9:00 AM

Costs

$70.00

What's Included?

Price includes an event t-shirt, post ride meal, three aid stations with food and hydration, and sweep support along the course.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Results Within 24 Hours
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Lower Naches Grange, 1800 Old Naches Highway
 
 
 
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