2017 Gran Fondo Florida, a GFNCS event

Gran Fondo Florida, a GFNCS event

March 26 2017
San Antonio, Florida, USA
 
 
 

Grand Fondo National Championship Series® courses lead riders through country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery. Courses are offered in different lengths from 30 to 100 miles so participants can find the distance to match their goals.  Each rider is given an electronic timing-chip to keep track of their progress throughout the course and to allow riders to compete for best time through highlighted sections of the course. Whether riding for a cause, a personal goal, or as a competition, the Gran Fondo National Champion Series® courses are some of the most beautiful courses in the US. 

Who says Florida is flat! Centered in the rolling orange groves of Pasco County, the Gran Fondo Florida course  starts and ends at Local Public House & Provisions on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL. The race follows, in part, the proposed Olympic road race course that was part of Tampa’s bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. . It travels along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs. Briefly going through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. At the 89 miles mark you will enter a piece of US cycling history along Darby road, once home to the famous Darby Road Race that has seen the likes of Tour De France winner Lauren Figon. This area is and has been the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the TIMEX team and the hometown former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.

This event raises funds for Pasco County SRO Explorer Program. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is composed of two squads that provide law enforcement services to schools countywide. The SRO Explorer Program provides services for those aged 14-21.

2017 Gran Fondo Florida, a GFNCS event

 
Routes: 35, 55, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

8:00 AM

Costs

$50, $75, $95

What's Included?
Benifits Pasco County SRO Explorer Program
Complimentary event T-shirt (must register by 3/16/17)
Fully stocked aid stations with energy product and food
Four timed sections (requires over $100,000 in contracted timing equipment)
Post-race food, beverage, and entertainment
Goody-bag with various swag items
Finisher medal for all Gran Route Finishers
Awards for age-group placement 
Chance to win Cash and Prizes for placement
Chance to win raffle prizes
The enjoyment of riding an amazing cycling route
Packet Pickups

Packet pick up: Friday 3/25/17 and Saturday 3/26/17 
Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL.

Prize / Race Categories

Custom Winners Jersey & Bib Shorts for Gran Route age group winners.

Cash for overall top three male and female racers

Prizes awards and lots of raffle schwag 

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
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
 
 
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