Sign up NOW for 2024 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo and SAVE

Make space in your calendar for April 21st 2024 to ride this stunning Gran Fondo in Helen, GA. Register by March 26th to receive a FREE custom SUAREZ jersey!

Sign up NOW for 2024 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo and SAVE

The third-most visited town in Georgia, Helen is a unique mountain town styled in a Bavarian theme with plenty of accommodation options, it’s about two hours from major airports in Atlanta, GA and Greenville, SC, Helen is adjacent to the beautiful Unicoi State Park which is packed with family fun.

Enjoy Alpine food and drink as you explore historic timbered building and cobblestone walkways, surrounded by natural beauty, wineries, artisan tours, festivals, and much, much more. With rolling farmland transitioning to mountainous terrain, the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River, and a section of the Appalachian Trail, White County is an outdoor recreation paradise. The Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo visits nearby iconic climbs, made famous by the Tour de Georgia professional race.

3 Routes for All Abilities

There are three routes offered to match all abilities; the 25 mile Piccolo Fondo, the 66 mile Medio Fondo, the 90 mile Gran Fondo with four timed sections and nearly 9,000 feet of climbing. There are well placed aid/feed stations on course for riders to rehydrate and take on additional nutrition to keep them fuelled up throughout the challenge.

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Timed Sections

The Piccolo Fondo contains one timed section, the Medio Fondo contains three timed sections and the Gran Fondo route contains four timed sections.

The timed segment format allows riders to be social and competitive within the same event. During the timed segments, cyclists who choose to compete can "show their strength" and record fast times. When you’re outside those timed sections, everyone has the opportunity to regroup, ride together, enjoy the beautiful scenery, relax, and stop at aid stations.

No racing license is required, and support includes fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going. Enjoy a great meal and beer at the finish line, plus chances to win valuable prizes!

Even though the course will be well marked, you can load the route to your smart phone or GPS device.

Time Section #1; Counts for Gran and Medio riders
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31508224

Time Section #2; Counts for Gran and Medio riders
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31508230

Time Section #3; Counts for all riders
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31508242

Time Section #4; Counts for Gran riders
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45536051

Use this RSVP Code to access premium RideWithGPS features and get turn by turn navigation for free:  https://ridewithgps.com/auto_approve/Event/129010/qn0pSapA6vxLh607

Solo, Team and Age Group Prizes

Professional chip timing keeps track of every rider on course and allows riders to compete for the best combined time through up to 4 timed sections on route. Riders can compete solo or as a team, while also regrouping and riding at a more relaxed pace with others between timed sections to and enjoy the views! 

There are competitions for overall male and female victories, as well as age group competitions for males and females. The team competition is won with the combined time of a team’s fastest three riders. Bonus seconds are awarded for additional team members who finish, meaning there’s a benefit to bringing a larger team. 

Results, Awards, and Prizes

All 4 segments count for Gran route. Sections 1, 2, & 3 count for Medio route, and only section 3 counts for Piccolo riders.

- Awards presented three deep for each age group category for fastest section times
- Custom SUAREZ winners kits for all Gran Route age group category winners
- Awards and for top 3 riders in each age category for Gran, Medio and Piccolo winners
- Finisher Medals for Gran, Medio and Piccolo finishers
- For the Gran Fondo Route there is the team prize. Teams must have three or more riders to qualify. Team riders are still eligible for individual awards.

Prize Raffle

All GFNS events have more than $5000 of prizes to give out from Series sponsors, and ALL riders are eligible to win. Not everyone can be fast, while we give great prizes to the winners, we also have great prizes in our raffle. The only rule: you MUST be present to win!

BONUS: Earn an extra raffle ticket by wearing any Gran Fondo National Series jersey during the event!

- 4-night Stay at Garda Bike Hotel in Italy
- Wahoo ELEMNT Rival GPS Watch
- Wahoo KICKR smart trainer (model TBD) 
- Lazer helmets
- Industry Nine Wheelset
- Cane Creek components 
- Swiftwick socks
- Bike Flights travel vouchers
- Shimano products
- CTS Trainright Memberships
- Jittery Joe’s Coffee
- UNDRBUDR anti-chafe cream
- Ride with GPS Premium Membership

Grab a FREE Custom Jersey

New for 2024, the SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series including an event-specific custom jersey from SUAREZ Cycling Apparel when you register at least 26 days before a Gran Fondo National Series owned event, for Georgia the deadline is March 26th 2024.

There will be event-specific jerseys for Gran Fondo Florida, Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo, Highlands Gran Fondo, Gran Fondo Asheville, Boone Gran Fondo, and Gran Fondo Maryland.

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Fully Supported

As with all SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series events, there are full stocked feed stations on all routes to keep you fed and hydrated, with individually-packaged food options, complimentary event T-shirt, Goody Bag with various swag items, a finishers awards for completing the Gran Fondo route, awards for age placement, a raffle and of course the chance to win prizes for placement in the overall timed climbs. A Post-event meal from local vendor and commemorative finisher medals for all participants.

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Qualify for 2024 USA Cycling National Championships

Riders can qualify for the 2024 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships, presented by Ourisman Automotive Group, to be held during Gran Fondo Maryland in Frederick, MD on September 15, 2024

A USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship title, complete with a national championship jersey and medal, will be awarded to the winner in each age-group category at the National Championships.

Review complete qualification here: https://www.granfondonationalseries.com/gran-fondo-national-championship

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Register NOW to Secure a Place

Registration is open - but you'll need to hurry to secure a place on this epic challenge across north Georgia's Appalachian Mountains.

Register before March 22nd before prices rise. Register before March 26th for a FREE custom event jersey! R

For more information, please visit: https://www.granfondonationalseries.com/gran-fondo-georgia

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2024 Event Calendar

Gran Fondo Florida

March 17, 2024

Dade City, FL

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Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo

April 21, 2024

Helen, Georgia

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Highlands Gran Fondo

June 2, 2024

Butler, NJ

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Gran Fondo Asheville

July 14, 2024

Asheville, NC

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Boone Gran Fondo

August 4, 2024

Boone, NC

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Gran Fondo Maryland

September 15, 2024

Frederick, MD

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2024 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship

September 15, 2024

Frederick, MD

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2024 Partner Events

In addition to the 6 events organized and run by the Series, there are a growing number Partner-Events where athletes can earn points toward the 2024 Gran Fondo National Series Points Championship. Watch for additional Partner-Events to be included for 2024.

Cheaha Challenge

May 18-19, 2024

Jacksonville, AL

Vermont Gran Fondo

June 29, 2024

Bristol, VT

Cache Gran Fondo

July 23, 2024

Logan, UT

Bogus Basin Hill Climb

June 30, 2024

Boise, ID

719 Ride

July 20, 2024

Colorado Springs, CO

Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

October 2024

Harrisonburg, VA

Virginia’s Blue Ridge Gran Fondo

October 13, 2024

Fincastle, VA

For more information on the 2024 SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series, please visit: https://www.granfondonationalseries.com

 

 
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