Gran Fondo Asheville GFNCS

July 23 2017
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Take a Sunday drive on two wheels and see the Smoky Mountains from a whole new perspective during the Asheville Gran Fondo on August 30th, 2015.  Together with Friends of the Smokies, the Gran Fondo National Championship Series® (GFNCS) brings a seventh event to Asheville, NC and the surrounding mountains.  The Gran Fondo Asheville will start and finish in the heart of Asheville, in Pack Square Park.  Riders will be welcomed to the finish line by the annual Organicfest where they can join in the celebration of everything organic, green, healthy & sustainable.   Riders are provide a first serving of healthy organic food when they finish and can enjoy the music, body-workers, vendors, family fun, and even more great food at Organicfest.   Asheville not only offers amazing riding but an all-around great time! Come join us to kick off the next great cycling event in America and help Friends of the Smokies preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness, and providing volunteers for needed projects. 

Event Benifits Friends of the Smokies.

“Come Challenge Yourself”, Event Open to All, Ride with your friends, Race with your friends

3 Distances to choose from: Gran Route (100 mi), Medio Route (60 mi), Piccolo Route (20 mi)

The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers not only the hardest road racing series in the nation, but also the most fun!

Gran Fondo Asheville GFNCS

Routes: 30, 60, 110 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Entry Limit: 500 riders
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Start Time: 8:00 AM


$50, $80, $100

What's Included?
Benifits Friends of the Smokies
Complimentary event T-shirt 
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
(Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush)
Saturday 8/29/15, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM; downtown Asheville, NC 28801
Sunday 8/30/15, 5:45 AM to 7:15 AM; Event start finsh area
Prize / Race Categories

Custom Winners Jerseys for age group winners of the gran route distance.

Cash for overall top three male and female racers

Age Group Prizes and awards

Lots of raffle schwag prizes

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
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