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Spin the District Gran Fondo

Spin the District Gran Fondo

October 21 2018
Union City, Georgia, USA

Spin The District Gran Fondo

10 - 30 - 60 - 100 mile road + 60 - 100 MILE MIXED GRAVEL

Get on your bike and ride…again! Following Spin the District’s 3-day weekend in September, join us for a Gran Fondo on October 21st. Riders will start and end in Union City, home to beautiful parks and one of the largest film sound stages in the country. The Gran Fondo includes a 10-mile family fun ride, plus a 30 and 60-mile road option that will travel through scenic South Fulton County, passing through the picturesque towns of Serenbe and Chattahoochee Hills. Riders looking for a longer and err…bumpier ride can opt for the 100-mile mixed gravel and road option. We think you’re pretty cool whichever option you choose.
We invite both cyclists and spectators to join us in Union City after the ride for live music, food trucks, and a BMX stunt show, plus more surprises to come!
Professor Karen L. Tinsley
The Gran Fondo is a memorial ride for UGA Professor Karen L. Tinsley. Dr. Tinsley was an avid cyclist, having logged well over 10,000 miles throughout Central and Northern Georgia, the North and South Carolina mountains, the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, and parts of the Tour de France routes in Europe. She was recently promoted to Senior Public Service Associate at the UGA College of Family and Consumer Studies and served as director of the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing. It was in that capacity that she worked with many communities, including Union City, to improve housing conditions in Georgia. Cycling and her work were among her greatest passions.
We want our Gran Fondo participants to ride the ride how they want to, fast, slow or somewhere in between. If you want to miss all the spectacular scenery on the route and go for the gold we're all for it. The top three of both men and women of the 100-mile gravel ride will get free registration for next years event, trophies and a post-ride BBQ meal on us. The winners of both 100-mile categories for Men and Women open fields will get the same, plus a year of fame on our website and social media, a giant championship belt, an awards ceremony with real podium girls/boys... (okay, maybe not the podium, people) and dinner and drinks on us. 
For participants who complete either of the 100-mile rides, you will receive a special Spin the District patch for completing the ride.

Spin the District Gran Fondo

Routes: 10, 35, 62, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary


100-Mile Gravel Century - 8:30am (around 40% gravel)

100-Mile Road Century - 8:45am

62-Mile Gravel Ride - 9:00am (around 30% gravel)

62-Mile Road Ride - 9:15am

35-Mile Road Ride - 9:30am

10-Mile Fun Ride - 10:00am




100-Mile Gran Fondo Experience's: $100  - See benefits below.

100-Mile Rides only: $40 - See benefits below

62-Mile Road or Gravel Ride only: $25

35-Mile Road Ride only: $25

10-Mile Family Fun Ride only: $15

What's Included?


1. Ride Jersey
2. Ride Tshirt
3. Goody Bag
4. Free Aid Station Snacks Wristband
5. Post-Ride BBQ Meal Ticket
6. Century Ride Patch
7. Automatic registration for all pre and post ride drawing for prizes


1. Ride Tshirts for anyone who registers early
2. Goody bags
3. Post Ride BBQ and Live Music
4. Plenty of Aid Station Snacks and Drinks
5. Century patches for anyone who completes either 100-mile rides
6. Automatic registration for all pre and post ride drawing for prizes



$70 for pre-registration only.
Limited quantities, first come first serve. Deadline Sept. 7th
Day of Spin the District Jersey's: 
$100 until they're gone
Day of Spin the District T-shirts: 
$10 while they last.
Day of Spin the District Cycling Caps
$15 while they last

Packet Pickups

Pre-Ride Packet Pick-up:

Friday, Oct. 20th - 5:00pm - 8PM
Dick Lane Velodrome
1889 Lexington Ave
East Point, GA 30344




Day of Registration:
$15 Additional per category, except Family Fun Ride 
Day of does not include a t-shirt with registration.

Day of Registration and Packet Pick-up starts at 7:00am



Prize / Race Categories

100 Mile Gravel Ride - Separate Men's and Women's Open Category: 
Winner - King of Gravel Giant Championship Belt, 2nd & 3rd place Trophies for both categories.
Free entry for top three into next years event

100 Mile Road Ride - Separate Men's and Women's Open Category: 
Winner - King of Road Giant Championship Belt, 2nd & 3rd place Trophies for both categories
Free entry for top three into next years event

Century Patches for anyone who completes either 100-mile rides. 

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Kids Fondo
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: 5047 Union St, Union City, GA 30291
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