Gran Fondo Asheville, Asheville, NC -July 21, 2019

Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS

Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS

February 23 - March 03 2019
Win a FREE trip to South Africa!

Win a FREE trip to South Africa with Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS!

Gran Fondo World Tour ® and Ride with GPS, launch the first global Gran Fondo, where you can ride in your hometown and gain bonus points for Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series final ranking

Win a FREE trip to South Africa with Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS!

All participants join a lottery to win a free trip to South Africa to participate the the final event of Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series, participating to Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic.

Available in 5 continents with 24 hours to complete, its your goal to ride 50 or 100 miles and be listed on the leaderboard.

Riding between 50 to 99 miles will earn 50 bonus points and all rides over 100 miles will earn 100 bonus points for the final overall series ranking, independently of the time used on ride all participants will earn same points.

The 2019 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series 2019 has an overall prize fund of $36,000 USD awarded to the final top 5 winners, equally for bot men and women.

The new global Gran Fondo World Tour ® and Ride with GPS event allows cyclists to reach better ranking position by obtaining bonus points!

Between February 23rd and March 3rd, all the participants can join the challenge by click the button below:

The Global challenge is available to all cyclists an can complete a single ride of 50 to 100 miles between February 23rd and March 3rd.

How to Participate!

The Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS is a new challenge for 2019. All riders who join the challenge and ride 100 or 50 miles between February 23rd and March 3rd 2019 will receive 100 or 50 bonus points. 

Gran Fondo World Tour is using Ride with GPS as the official event planning software and will be using their advanced route planning and event management software for all route planning and development.

To participant in the Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS follow the steps below:

1) Click this link (or the big button above) and sign in or sign up for a Ride with GPS account. 

2) Enter the required information so we can award you the points you earn. We recommend using the same email you use to sign up for your events.  

3) Use the Ride with GPS app to record your ride or upload your rides. 

All rides that occur between February 23rd and March 3rd and are uploaded to Ride with GPS will be counted towards your total. Completing 50-99 miles in the weekend will earn you 50 points and completing 100+ miles in the weekend will earn you 100 points for Gran Fondo World Tour ® 2019 Ranking. 

For more information on how to record a ride using the Ride with GPS app, please see the Ride with GPS Recording a Ride help page: https://ridewithgps.com/help/record-your-first-ride

For more information on how to manually upload a ride your recorded with a GPS device, please see the Ride with GPS Uploading Rides help page: https://ridewithgps.com/help/uploading-rides

All who complete the Goal between February 23rd and March 3rd and upload a photo of your ride to your social media account will be eligible for the final prize of $36,000 USD * and entered into the prize lottery to go to South Africa event for free**.   Ride with us in Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic the final event of world tour series. 

Upload a photo of your ride to your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter profiles and tag Gran Fondo World Tour ® (@granfondoworldtour) and Ride with GPS (@ridewithgps) and add the following hashtags: #wearegranfondo #granfondoworld  #ridewithgps #granfondo

*Final cash prize for Gran Fondo World Tour ® Ranking will be split amongst the top 5 Women and Men based on the following criteria: Minimum of 3 events of calendar should be completed and bonus points of Gran Wondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS must be added as bonus points.

Top 5 Men and Women will Receive:

  1st: $6,000 USD

  2nd: $4,000 USD

  3th: $3,000 USD

  4th: $2,000 USD

  5th: $1,000 USD

** Including flights, hotel and entry fee for Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic for 1 person. 

Win a FREE trip to South Africa with Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS!

About Ride with GPS

Ride with GPS was founded by two guys that love writing cool software and riding their bikes: Zack Ham and Cullen King. What started as a years-long hobby project has become a dream job with an incredible team of intelligent and passionate cyclists. Ride with GPS started their operations on 2007 , more than 10 years ago an offer smartphone App and offline downloads to navigate and plan routes.

For more information, please visit: https://ridewithgps.com/about

Win a FREE trip to South Africa with Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS!

About Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series

The original Gran Fondo series calendar, expand with new destinations, entering to existing calendar one new destination in North America (Prospera Valley Gran Fondo) , four new events in Europe (Epic Gran Canaria, Gran Fondo Nice-Côte d'Azur, Gran Fondo Firenze and Cyclotour du Leman), one new destination in Asia with Gran Fondo Silk Way plus a world wide event  named Gran Fondo World ®  in partnership with Ride with GPS.

Final prizing pool will be again 36.000 USD but will be extended until top 5 in man/woman . Participants should complete almost 3 events to be eligible for cash prizes in order to activate movement of participants between events and growth your international participation.

The Gran Fondo World Championship ® , one day race with 3000 USD in prize for winners. The destination for 2019 will be Rollfast Gran Fondo (Carmel, Indiana) and will be event part of world tour series counting with points for final ranking.

The new virtual Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS is a new challenge for 2019. All riders who join and ride 100 or 50 miles in the weekend of February 22-23, 2019 will receive 100 or 50 bonus points. Look for more information soon sent out by Gran Fondo World Tour. 

Gran Fondo World Tour is using Ride with GPS as the official event planning software and will be using their advanced route planning and event management software for all route planning and development. 

2019 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series Calendar

February

23-24th - Gran Fondo World ® by Ride with GPS  (worldwide) NEW DESTINATION

March

16th - Saddleback Gran Fondo (California USA)

31st - Gran Fondo Nice-Côte d'Azur (France) NEW DESTINATION

April

5-7th - Epic Gran Canaria (Canary islands-Spain) NEW DESTINATION

14th - Gran Fondo Firenze (Italy) NEW DESTINATION

May

19th - Cyclotour du Leman (Switzerland) NEW DESTINATION

25th - Giant Seorak Gran Fondo (South Korea)

June

2nd - Continental Ciclobrava Sea Otter Europe  (Girona-Spain)

9th June - Tour of Zhetysu - Gran Fondo Kazakhstan

22-23rd - Styrkeproven (Norway)

July

12-14th - Trilogy de Mauriene (French Alps)

20th - Prospera Valley Gran Fondo Presented by PwC  (BC Canada) NEW DESTINATION

August

4th - Blue Water International Gran Fondo (Canada)

September

15th - Rollfast Gran Fondo (USA) Gran Fondo World Championship

20-21st - Gran Fondo Silk Way Tour of Shymkent (Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan) NEW DESTINATION

October

20th - Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic (South Africa)  FINAL EVENT

For more information, please visit: https://www.granfondoworldtour.com

Win a FREE trip to South Africa with Gran Fondo World ® presented by Ride with GPS!

 
Routes: 50, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
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