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Climb the Gunks for MS Gran Fondo

Climb the Gunks for MS Gran Fondo

September 30 2018
Bloomingburg, New York ,USA
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Thank you for your interest in our event. The Climb the Gunks for MS Gran Fondo is a fun and challenging event with the purpose of benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Every member and volunteer of our team donates their time and energy to benefit those who suffer with MS. 100% of the net proceeds of this event will go to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Since this is the event’s inaugural year, the event will be limited to 250 cyclists. 

In addition to the registration fee, all cyclists are requested to fundraise or donate a minimum of $50 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

This ride takes place on the Shawangunk Mountain Range. Referred to affectionately by cyclists, hikers, climbers and locals as the "Gunks," this region offers an experience of great variety and beauty.

There are 3 routes for this event: The Gran Fondo, the Medio Difficile Fondo and the Medio Fondo. There is no Piccolo (small) Fondo since the least difficult of these 3 routes averages 100’ per mile. There are no small or easy rides on the Shawangunk Mountain Range. To view all 3 routes on the Ride with GPS website: type=event&eventId=47919&title=Climb%20the%20Gunks%20for%20MS%20Gran%20Fondo&sampleGraph=true

This is a ride not a race, but the Gran Fondo will have 5 timed sections. The long segment is over 1800’ of climbing and 5.1 miles long. The two Medio Fondos have timed section(s). Please see the event's website for further information. Use these timed sections to challenge yourself or your friends/teammates.

You’re welcome to bring your family and/or friends to the event. There are several suggestions posted on the links page of the event's website to keep them occupied while you ride. There is a small playground at the Mamakating Town Park. Your family and friends will be able to purchase food and drinks at the town park.

Climb the Gunks for MS Gran Fondo

Routes: 28, 36, 51 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 250
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Sunday, September 30, 2018: Event Schedule

 7:00 am        Mamakating Town Park opens

 7:00 am        Same day registration begins

 7:30 am        Same day registration ends for Gran Fondo

 8:00 am        Gran Fondo (51-mile route) begins

 8:00 am        Same day registration ends for both Medio Fondos

 8:30 am        Both Medio Fondos begin

11:30 am       Lunch and entertainment begin

 3:00 pm        Awards ceremony

 3:30 pm        Lunch and entertainment end


You must be 18 years old to register.

Registration fee for all 3 routes are the same price:

Now to 8/31/2018:                      $50

9/01/2018 to 9/27/2018:             $60

9/29/2018 & 9/30/2018:              $75 at Mamakating Town Park.

What's Included?

Along the routes there will be fully stocked rest stop(s) with bathrooms and SAG (support and gear) vehicles. At the finish there will be a full meal and assorted beverages.

Packet Pickups

Saturday, September 29, 2018: Event Schedule

11:00 am      Packet pick up begins at Mamakating Town Park Building

11:00 am      Event registration begins

 4:30 pm       Event registration ends

 5:00 pm       Packet pick up ends

Prize / Race Categories

Since this is a charity fundraising event there will be no cash prizes. The Queen of the Mountain (QOM), King of the Mountain (KOM) and the team with the best average time will all receive custom t-shirts acknowledging their accomplishments.

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
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: Mamakating Town Park, 27-29 Mamakating Road, Bloomingburg, NY 12721
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