Golden Gran Fondo GFNCS

August 27 2017
Golden, Colorado, USA
 
 
 

Based out of beautiful downtown Golden, CO, the Golden Gran Fondo will take racers on a historic circuit through the Rocky Mountains. Beginning with an ascent up Lookout Mountain, the start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Lookout Mountain, offers spectacular views across the Front Range Mountains, down on the city of Golden and the Coors Beer brewery.  

The course then continues it’s tracing of historical bicycle racing with a long climb towards the continental divide and some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers (Kevin Costner’s classic cycling film that was set in Golden).  Upon reaching the scenic Peak to Peak Highway, racers will be treated to high alpine vistas, lung busting ascents, a taste of hard pack dirt road, and a total of 12,000 feet of climbing before returning to downtown Golden where riders can replenish their exhausted bodies but full souls.

This course is sure to test your climbing prowess while treating you to some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes anywhere! 

 
Routes: 20, 60, 90 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

8am

Costs

$55, $85, $100

What's Included?
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 8/26/17, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM; downtown, Golden, CO 80401
Sunday 8/27/17, 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM; Parfet Park
719 10th St Golden, CO 80401
Prize / Race Categories

Custom Winners Jerseys Gran Route age group winners.

Cash for overall top three male and female racers

Age Group Prizes and awards

Lots of raffle schwag prizes

Facilities
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
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
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
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
500 - 1999 Riders
 
 
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