Register now for the 2022 Giro di San Diego GranFondo
10th edition of the “Palomar GranFondo” takes place June 11th
Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling and food. Held in beautiful Escondido, CA, the festival features a mass-start, timed cycling event for road bikers and the Bike & Fitness Expo.
The ride takes advantage of the cooler June temperatures. With the start and finish at Ryan Park in Escondido, riders are afforded a cooler climb of Mt Palomar, now positioned only 20 miles from the start.
The Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo began in 2012. It is a celebration of all things cycling with superbly stocked aid stations, and scenic routes.
There a four routes on offer to cater for cyclists of all abilities; the 20 mile Piccolo Fondo, 32 mile Medio Fondo, 56 mile “Palomar Metric Century” GranFondo and the tougher 95 mile “Mesa Grande Century” GranFondo.
The routes host many of the best rides in the North County as well as the most frequently travelled paths taken by the many professional athletes that ride in the area. These roads have challenged former Professional riders including Lance Armstrong, Chris Horner, Axel Merckx, Thurlow Rogers and many others.
The 56 mile “Palomar Metric Century” and 95 mile “Mesa Grande Century” GranFondo boast the fiercest of all climbs in San Diego, the south grade of Palomar Mountain. The Giro di San Diego is the only local event to feature a timed climb up the South Grade of Palomar Mountain. Often compared to France’s Alpe d’Huez, Palomar is a fabled climb that has been featured twice in the Tour of California bicycle race.
The 95 mile “Mesa Grande Century” GranFondo also features a route that includes the Mesa Grande, a serene and picturesque loop in the back country of San Diego.
Saturday will also feature a Health and Fitness Community Expo in addition to the ride.
The event is held in the tradition of Italian Gran Fondos, which are well supported, long-distance bicycle rides, followed by an Italian feast and live music at the park.
The Giro is known for having challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding ride support, delicious food on course and a post-ride party!
The Giro has non-competitive timing of all the routes, as well as King and Queen of the mountain timed section on Mt. Palomar.
There’s beer, wine, great food, live entertainment and a finishers medal waiting for all participants at the finish line!
100% of the event proceeds will benefit the Life Sports Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people, including children, of all abilities who are facing physical, situational, or medical barriers to enriching their lives through sports
2022 Cycling Kit
The Giro di San Diego 2022 was designed by local artist and designer Donna-Rob Skaggs. These custom event Kits are made to order in San Diego, California.
Canari Cyclewear of Vista, CA has designed a gorgeous commemorative jersey that fits properly, feels great, and features the best technical qualities in custom cycling apparel. For over 20 years Canari has designed and manufactured athletic apparel that is used by real endurance athletes.
Commemorative 2022 limited edition
Drycore fabric for ultimate breathability
Full length hidden front zipper
Triple back pockets
Canari club fit (sizes run large for Men and small for woman's sizes)
Women’s Jerseys are Sleeveless
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For more information, please visit the event website girodisandiego.com or click the button below to register now.