The Highlands Gran Fondo showcases some of the best riding around. It’s hard to believe riding this good is located in such close proximity to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The Highlands area is a 1,343 square mile region of Northern New Jersey which is noted for its scenic landscape and environmental importance. Much like this ride, the area is composed of rolling farmland, hilly ridgelines, and winding roads that weave up and down the lush green mountains. As you enjoy the diversity of the beautiful terrain and scenery, the route will take you through three counties and two states. As the loop progresses so will the elevation, the gran loop will gain 8,000 vertical feet. This event is sure to expose you to roads you never thought could be tucked away so close to one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country.
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Patriots’ Path Council, #358
Butler High School 38 Bartholdi Ave, Butler, NJ 07405. Parking regulations will be enforced- Do not park in restricted parking areas you will be fined if you are in violation of parking. There is lots of space at the school and it’s close to the start finish area. Please park at the school.
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going
There will be 4 aid stations along the 100 mile route, 2 on the 64mi, and 1 on the 25mi (about every 20-25 miles). Each aid station will be fully stocked with Water, HEED drink mix, Hammer Gel, Endurolytes, Endurolyte Fizz, Bananas, PB&J Sandwiches, Cookies & Chips and more.
Aid-Station will have bathrooms.
You must have your timing chips installed on race morning. You will be issued a timing chip, if you do not return the timing chip you will be charged $100.
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery
4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Cash Purse and Prizes for Gran Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners