2018 U.S. Gran Fondo National Series, supported by Haute Route

Triple Peak Gran Fondo

Triple Peak Gran Fondo

June 02 2018
Winchester, Virginia, USA
 
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Element Adventures is proud to announce the first Triple Peak Fondo, featuring three iconic climbs in the greater Winchester area!  The Triple Peak Century+ route has it all: plenty of miles, beautiful pastoral vistas, stiff mountain climbs (with accompanying descents!), and even a couple miles of gravel.  Not for the faint of heart, the Century+ features 115 miles with 9,250 feet of elevation gain.  The Metric+ and Half+ provide shorter challenges, but adventure nonetheless!  Over mostly rural roads, you'll get to see the beauty of northwest Virginia, as well as a fair bit of West Virginia.

A portion of each participant's entry fee will be donated to Congregational Community Action Project (CCAP), a local charity.  We ask that all participants bring a canned food item to donate to the food pantry.   CCAP maintains a food pantry, operates a clothing center with all sizes, and offers assistance in other areas such as rents, utilities and prescription drugs.  http://ccapwinc.org/  Help us raise funds for this organization that does so much in Winchester/Frederick County!

This ride will be supported with aid stations along the route, details on placement below.  Be sure to carry at least the minimum supplies with you: spare tube(s), pump, patches, multi-tool. There will be a very nice buffet at the end of the ride, provided by a local caterer. (Buffet is included with rider's registration).

Timed Hill Climbs:  We will award prizes to the top 3 fastest times on the three major climbs, and the fastest over the three combined for the Century+ route.  We will not have timing chips, so we will be using Strava to record the times.  In order to be entered into the timed climbs, therefore, you will need a Garmin, phone, or other GPS device and upload your ride to Strava when you complete your ride.  Here are the Strava segments: Boyd's Gap: https://www.strava.com/segments/659156  Shanghai Express: https://www.strava.com/segments/1394104  Fetzers Gap: https://www.strava.com/segments/6326275

Prizes: Overall winner: A Triple Peak Gran Fondo jersey and a $50 gift card to Element Sports!  Top 3 winners each climb: $30 gift card for 1st, $20 gift card for 2nd, $10 gift card for 3rd.  Winners can only win one prize, so you'll be awarded the highest prize you qualify for.  We'll have 10 winners!

Location: Element Sports, 2009 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601

Cost: $40 Century+ / $35 Metric+ and Half+ until May 12, then $50/$45 until June 1.  Day of registrations will be $65 any route, provided there are registrations available.

Time: Check-in opens at 7:00 am and will be open through 11:00 am.  You may begin your ride as soon as you check in!  The longer the route you are doing, the earlier you will want to start, as there will be cut-offs.  See FAQ for details on cutoff times. Please be sure to officially check out after the ride so we know you are off the course.

Post-ride Meal: Will be held at the Coach and Horse's Tea Room on Cedar Creek Grade (approx 1 mile from Start/Finish).  The Century+ Route passes by the Tea Room at the end of the ride, so riders may finish and check out at the Tea Room.  Half+ and Metric+ riders will check out at the shop and then make their way up to the Tea Room for the buffet.

Parking: There is limited parking behind the store.  You may need to find parking down the street or even at larger shopping centers like Wal-Mart, etc.

Space is limited to 200 total riders, so register today!

Volunteers!  We can definitely use volunteers, so please register as a volunteer if you are willing to help out.

Training Rides:  April 29 and May 20, 1pm.  Meet at Element Sports for a training ride for the Triple Peak Gran Fondo. We will cover about 60 miles and one of the climbs in the Fondo. This will be a no drop ride, with an predicted average speed in the 14-15 mph range. $10, pay when you arrive, will cover snacks and drink and a guide for the ride (no other SAG). Use these rides to fine-tune your conditioning, familiarize yourself with the course, or to have a nice afternoon of riding with friends!

Triple Peak Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 57, 71, 115 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
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Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
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Results Within 24 Hours
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Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Start Address: 2009 S Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601
 
 
 
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Jun 02 2018 - EVENT: Triple Peak Gran Fondo