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The Top 10 Most Popular Events Worldwide

This year we award and recognize the Top 10 Most Popular Events on Gran Fondo Guide in 2023

Gran Fondo Guide has reached its 12th year of operation, the Worlds Leading Amateur Cycling Platform has reached a global audience of nearly 4.3 million unique users.

To celebrate, we bring you the top 10 most popular events on Gran Fondo Guide over the last 12 months. This is the pure impressions by Fondo fans over the world last year. Please note some of the events have been marketed extensively on Gran Fondo Guide.

Make sure you add at least one of these outstanding events to your Bucket List this year!

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#1 Tour de Batam

The UCI Tour de Batam emerged as the new cycling event on Batam Island, Indonesia right on Singapore’s doorstep

Organised by Metasport, the team behind the Tour de Bintan, a previous UCI qualifier event since 2017. Batam Island's neighbours Bintan hosted a  worldclass course offering great racing, community engagement and hospitality.

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#2 Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride

Rosarito mayor and Rosarito Beach Police become the biggest party poopers in the history of the world

The story of the 44th edition of the Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride is one you won't forget in a hurry.

The Rosarito Ensenada 50 Mile Fun Bicycle Ride (R), or more commonly known in the cycling community as simply "Rosarito Ensenada" is an award-winning 50 mile bicycle ride along the Pacific Coast and inland through rural countryside from Rosarito Beach to Ensenada, plus a Finish Line Fiesta on the Ensenada waterfront with food, drinks and live music until sunset.

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#3 Gran Fondo Florida

The 11th Annual Gran Fondo Florida this past Sunday kick-started the 2023 SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series in Dade City, FL hosted by Dade City Brewhouse

Over 500 cyclists rolled out into and unusual cold start on to the country roads and rolling hills through picturesque horse farms around Pasco County. A fun and challenging event for cyclists all of abilities, the ride has distances of 30, 60 and 100 miles. Dispute the morning cold, and bad weather forecasts, cyclist had a picture-perfect day and a sunny finish into the events new venue in Dade City.

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#4 Styrkeproven

Styrkeproven attracts up to 9,500 cyclists, one of the most prestigious bucket list endurance rides in the world

Styrkeproven translates to “Great Trial of Strength” in Norwegian, and is a ultra-distance bicycle race that starts in Trondheim and finishes in Oslo, Norway after 560 km with over 3,627m of climbing.

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#5 L'Etape du Tour by Tour de France

Frenchman Artus Jaladeau and Martina Sablikova fastest over 157km course which featured over 4,000m of climbing the same stage the pro's rode on Stage 14

A fantastic performance, Frenchman Artus Jaladeau (OFC Team Legend Wheels), was the first to reach the top of Col de Joux Plane in 4h 31m 28s ahead Swiss rider Dimitri Bussard and Frenchman Damien Jeanjean, who was second in the Marmotte Granfondo last weekend.

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#6 Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo

2024 marks the 11th edition of this classic out of Pittston, PA on April 28th 2024. This is the ride you've heard about. This is the ride you've been waiting for.

This is 100 miles of mostly untraveled roads through Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties in North-eastern Pennsylvania that will show you things you haven't seen, teach you things about yourself, and challenge your bike to keep you going when you can't see where the road and gravel and mud end, and civilization begins.

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#7 Cyclotour du Léman

Around 4,000 cyclists took part in the biggest cyclosportive in Switzerland on the historic route of the Tour du Lac, one of the oldest cycle races in the world

The biggest cyclosportive ride in Switzerland on the historic route of the Tour du Lac, whose race history dates back to 1879. 

It traverses some of the most interesting terrain that Switzerland and France has to offer. From the gorgeous rolling hills of the Lavaux wine region, to one of Europe's most visited castles around lake Geneva. 

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#8 Tour de Brisbane

Over 1,600 cyclists rode the 100km Gran Fondo course around the city with well over 7,000 cyclists taking part over the wekend festival of cycling in the heart of Brisbane, the most cycling friendly city in Australia

In the 100km UCI Tour be Brisbane Gran Fondo, Keeno Dytor was fastest in a time of 2h 50m 57s ahead of Ben Gulley and Benjamin McDonough.

Dytor outsprinted the rest of the breakaway containing Gulley, McDonough, Elliott, Sprang and Watts

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#9 Castell Grind

This Classic follows gravel roads through the rolling Texas Hill Country in the middle of nowhere. The allure of the Castell Grind has always been its remote location, desolate roads and limited traffic.

It’s one of the biggest gravel events in Texas, with a legendary post-race ritual of tacos and beer, held at the post race festivities, made famous by the bright yellow Castell General Store.

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#10 Fitzgeralds Joyride

This 400 mile bikepacking route is a ride through historic Idaho Falls. Highlights of the route include a Historic Scenic Byway, historical (sites, buildings, homesteads, townships) and a wildlife refuge and hot springs.

Fitzgerald’s Bicycles (Idaho Falls, ID) is the starting location. The route trends south to the 1/2 way point and turns around at Joy Ride Bicycles (Logan, UT) before returning to Idaho Falls. The route rides to two different hot springs, Lava Hot Springs and Maple Grove Hot Springs (Maple twice).

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