2017 Bluewater International Granfondo

Bluewater International Granfondo

August 06 2017
Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
The 2nd edition of the Granfondo welcoming cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland will start and finish along the shores of Lake Huron in Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park. Bluewater International Granfondo is part personal challenge and part serious competition with riders having three routes to choose from. The event will not be timed from start to finish as in traditional racing formats but instead will have timed sections.

Each route will have its own start time specifically designed to avoid mass start anxiety and allow riders of all routes to be able to finish within a reasonable time of each other. 

This structure allows for the focus to be about enjoyment while allowing your competitive juices to flow during the timed sections. It also allows for regrouping with friends in between the timed sections or riding your own comfortable pace.

At the finish relax to live music while enjoying a well-deserved hot meal and a non-alcoholic beverage followed by an optional refreshing swim in Lake Huron. Whether you are looking to experience the enjoyment of riding on quiet country roads or through thriving fruit orchards or challenge yourself on the rolling hills of Arkona you will find it all in this first exciting new Granfondo.

2017 Bluewater International Granfondo

 
Routes: 50, 100, 150km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 750 riders
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
What's Included?

Giordana Italian bike jersey
Mechanical support at start and on route
Four  Fuel Stations on route
Timed Sections
Post ride hot food
Post ride live music

Post ride Lake Huron swim

Beer Garden

Finishers medals

Prize / Race Categories

Your racing age is the age you will be on July 31st of the current year.

Junior Male 16-18
Men 19-34
Men 35-44
Men 45-54
Men 55-64
Men 65 and up
Junior Female 16-18
Women 19-34
Women 35-44
Women 45-54
Women 55-64
Women 65 and up

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Roving Mechanical Support
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
 
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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