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.
$50, $75, $95
Packet pick up: Friday 3/25/17 and Saturday 3/26/17
Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL.
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