Gran Fondo National Series Announces 2024 Partner-Event Calendar

Cyclists can qualify for #GFNats and earn Series Points at Partner-Events

Gran Fondo National Series Announces 2024 Partner-Event Calendar

Gran Fondo National Series today announced seven cycling events that comprise the 2024 Partner-Event Calendar. Athlete can qualify for the 2024 Gran Fondo National Championships event (September 15, 2024 at Gran Fondo Maryland in Frederick, MD) through results and participation in these Partner-Events and/or the six Series-owned events. Cyclists can also earn points towards the Gran Fondo National Series’ season-long Points Competition at these Partner-Events.

The current events on the 2024 Partner-Event Calendar are:

- May 18-19 – Cheaha Challenge GF (Jacksonville, AL)
- June 29 – Vermont Gran Fondo (Bristol, VT)
- June 30 – Bogus Basin Hill Climb (Boise, ID)
- July 13 – Cache Gran Fondo (Logan, Utah)
- July 20 – 719 Ride (Colorado Springs, CO)
- October 6 – Alpine Loop Gran Fondo (Harrisonburg, VA)
- October 13 – Virginia's Blue Ridge Gran Fondo (Fincastle, VA)

* Additional Partner-Events may still be added to the 2024 Series Calendar

“Partner-Events are a crucial component of the SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series,” said Gran Fondo National Series founder, Reuben Kline. “One of the primary objectives of creating the Series was to share our sport with more riders and increase access to competitive road cycling. We work to forge relationships with great cycling events around the United States to accomplish this and provide cyclists with more opportunities to earn Series Points and qualify for the USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships.”

Benefits for Partner-Events

Cycling events that partner with the SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series gain access to the Series’ audience, marketing reach, and sponsor network. Partner-Events are promoted in Series’ communications throughout the year. Becoming a Partner-Event also gives independent event promoters the opportunity to be a #GFNats qualifier event.

Cycling events interested in becoming a Gran Fondo National Series Partner-Event should contact Reuben Kline.

Gran Fondo National Championships and World Championships

The SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series is the pathway to winning Gran Fondo National and World Championships. Masters racers who win their age group competition at the 2024 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships, which will be held on September 15, 2024 during Gran Fondo Maryland, will earn an automatic qualification for the 2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Riders must meet qualification criteria to compete at the 2024 Gran Fondo National Championships. Riders can qualify for #GFNats through results and participation at SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series events and Partner-Events.

Series-owned Suarez Gran Fondo National Series events include:

- March 17 – Gran Fondo Florida (Dade City, Florida)
- April 21 – Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo (Helen, Georgia)
- June 2 – Highlands Gran Fondo (Butler, New Jersey)
- July 14 – Gran Fondo Asheville, p/b Applewood Manor (Asheville, North Carolina)
- August 4 – Boone Gran Fondo (Boone, North Carolina)
- September 15 – Gran Fondo Maryland  and USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships p/b Ourisman Automotive (Frederick, Maryland)

About Gran Fondo National Series

Founded in 2012 by event director Reuben Kline, the Gran Fondo National Series is the largest and most competitive series of gran fondo cycling events in the United States. Gran Fondo National Series was the first series to implement timed-segment racing into US gran fondo events and has crowned Gran Fondo National Champions and Gran Fondo National Series Champions since 2012. Since 2020, Gran Fondo National Series has been the organizer of the official USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships.

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