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Top 10 North American Gran Fondos 2024

Top 10 North American Gran Fondos 2024

It's been another bumper year for cycling events.

The North American Gran Fondo format is maximum fun! The number of Gran Fondo format events continues to grow steadily year on year.

As a symbol of freedom and a heathly and sustainable lifestyle, there is no better icon than the bicycle, arguably one of the most efficient means of transportation ever invented. It's ECO credentials are a shining example in a world that is working towards net zero.

The global Gran Fondo phenomenon continues. So, sit back, relax and grab your favorite drink as we recognize some of the best organized events out there.

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.

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

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WINNER: #1 North American Gran Fondo 2024

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The 14th Annual RBC GranFondo Whistler concluded with overwhelming praise from participants and spectators alike. Last year's event, held on September 9th 2023, brought together cycling enthusiasts from around the world for a thrilling day of racing and camaraderie.

Now, for the 3rd time since 2018, we award RBC GranFondo Whistler the title of best Gran Fondo in North America 2024!

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#2 Highlands Gran Fondo

1,000 cyclists and an incredible 50 teams enjoyed gorgeous weather to ride through the New Jersey Highlands at the sold out round three of the SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series last June!

To meet the demand for entries even after reaching their sold-out number, organizers SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series found creative ways to create additional bib numbers and bike plates and were thrilled they did not need to turn anyone away! And yet, even with a record number of riders on course, riders experienced one of the smoothest events of Highlands Gran Fondo’s 11-year history.

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#3 San Diego Gran Fondo

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The San Diego Gran Fondo represents Italian Cycling and Culture on the West Coast at its finest. A true Italian Gran Fondo is meant to make an everyday rider feel like a fully supported professional rider, and the San Diego Gran Fondo does so with real Italian panache.

The San Diego Gran Fondo (SDGF) is one of North America’s Top Gran Fondo’s, attracting cyclists from over 32 states and over 20 countries worldwide. While the ride grows in popularity each year, it maintains its charming, friendly, and intimate atmosphere. 

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#4 GFNY World Championship

GFNY NYC serves as the GFNY World Championship and every May, cyclists descend onto New York City and the starting line on the world’s busiest bridge, George Washington Bridge, which is fully closed to cars for GFNY. The race features the most international peloton in the world with riders from almost 100 nations coming together from all corners of the world to challenge themselves against the clock and fellow riders over the iconic route. GFNY World Championship has become a mecca for road cyclists from around the world.

GFNY is a race and personal challenge. Every rider gets chip timed from start to finish regardless if they compete for the win, to set a personal best or just to complete the event.

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#5 Mammoth Gran Fondo

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Ride through the Stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains at one of California's Premier Cycling Events next September.

Calling all cycling enthusiasts! Don't miss your chance to be a part of the highly anticipated Mammoth Gran Fondo, a one-of-a-kind cycling experience set against the breath-taking backdrop of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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#6 Bluewater International Granfondo

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The Bluewater International Granfondo is an annual cycling fundraiser held in Sarnia, Ontario. Now in its 8th year, the Granfondo has raised over $400,000 in support of Bluewater Palliative Care Retreat, St. Joseph’s Hospice, Bluewater Health’s Palliative Care and BIG Brothers BIG Sisters!

The Bluewater International Granfondo cycling event returns for its 8th edition on August 4th 2024 along the shores of Lake Huron, starting and finishing in Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park.

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#7 Vermont Gran Fondo

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Arguably one of the toughest Gran Fondos in North America. If the views don’t take your breath away, the climbs will!

Any self-respecting cyclist wouldn’t call themselves a “decent climber” until they’ve ticked this bad boy off their bucket list! Believe us when we say you won’t ever forget riding in the Green Mountains, and if you get off and walk, don’t be disheartened.

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#8 UCI Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo

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Can you handle the toughest ride in the South? Qualify for the USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Series Championships in Maryland and the UCI Gran Fondo World Series in Aalborg in northern Denmark next August 28th - September 1st, 2024. 3,250 in Prize Money!

2024 will see the 31st annual running of the "Toughest ride in the South," in Jacksonville, Alabama. Since 1992, the annual cycling event has challenged riders over Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama.

 

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#9 Mount Baker Hill Climb

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Cycle up the most Scenic Climb in the U.S. next Fall!

One of the most isolated and scenic ascents in the U.S., the Mount Baker Hill Climb is a long and spectacular climb up Highway 542, close to the Canadian border in northern Washington.

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#10 The Assaults

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Known around the world as the "Beast of the East" The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is one of road cycling's most intense, rewarding, and beloved road rides.

The Southeast’s Premier annual road cycling event, attracts cyclists from around the world each year. Beginning in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the famed Blue Ridge Parkway with a climb of more than 10,000 vertical feet over the course, the ride finished at the summit of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern United States.

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