Register for Gran Fondo Asheville by June 18 to get FREE jersey!

The Gran Fondo Asheville p/b Applewood Manor is one of the premier Asheville events of the summer. Then join the fun in Asheville, NC on Sunday, July 14, 2024

Save $45 off the day-of registration price by registering before May 16th!

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The Gran Fondo Asheville p/b Applewood Manor is one of the premier Asheville events of the summer!

And if you sign up before June 18th, you'll receive a free, event-specific SUAREZ jersey! Then join the fun in Asheville, NC on Sunday, July 14, 2024!

Free Jersey Included!

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All athletes who sign up for Gran Fondo Asheville at least 26 days before the event, or by June 18th, will receive an event-specific jersey from SUAREZ! To minimize waste and protect the environment, these jerseys are produced on-demand, which is why we need accurate counts ahead of time. We will have a limited supply of jerseys for size exchanges and for purchase day of the event. Don't forget to complete your kit with matching bib shorts, available during signup and on-site.

Key Features for 2024

3 Scenic and Challenging Routes

Starting and finishing at Rabbit Rabbit in downtown Asheville, all three routes feature steep and challenging climbs, quiet country roads, scenic views, and thrilling descents.

100 Mile Gran Route

60 Mile Medio Route

30 Mile Piccolo Route

Ride With Italian Champion Filippo Pozzato

Italian cycling legend Filippo Pozzato, winner of Milan-San Remo and Italian Pro National Championship, is set to ride the 2024 Gran Fondo Asheville. Joining the VIP Experiences at Applewood Manor, participants can interact with Pozzato. Furthermore, Pozzato will showcase the VENEtoGO Social Ride, scheduled for October, during which several members of the Gran Fondo National Series Staff plan on attending.

Applewood Manor VIP Experiences with Filippo Pozzato and Davide Magon

Riders will have multiple opportunities to meet and interact with Filippo Pozzato and Davide Magon, including:

- VIP Dinner at Applewood Manor on Friday, July 14: Hosted by Stephen Collins, owner of Applewood Manor, guests will enjoy a gourmet meal and wine pairings from the Manor’s extensive wine collection.

- VIP Packet Pickup and Cookout at Applewood Manor on Saturday, July 15: Enjoy an evening on the grounds of Applewood Manor with special guests.

- Guided and Supported Recon Ride on Saturday, July 15: Join Filippo Pozzato, Davide Magon, and special guests for a spin to preview parts of the Gran Fondo Asheville course.

Registration is open for the 2024 Gran Fondo Asheville, p/b Applewood Manor, and the VIP Experiences with Filippo Pozzato.

About The Applewood Manor

Built in 1912 and nestled on an acre of towering trees just a short walk from downtown Asheville, The Applewood Manor is a boutique hotel meets bed & breakfast experience, featuring six luxurious suites with highly curated amenities, farm to table dining and bespoke experiential services for cycling, culinary and business leadership. 

Find out more at: www.applewoodmanor.com

Bike Expo at Rabbit Rabbit Downtown

The Gran Fondo Asheville Expo has been a thriving component of the Gran Fondo Asheville weekend for the past three years. Downtown venue Rabbit Rabbit will once again host the 2-day cycling festival that showcases local outdoor companies and national and international cycling brands, including BMC Bicycles and Italy’s Garda Bike Hotel. The extensive outdoor expo features with food trucks, local beer, cycling clinics, and family-friendly activities for all ages.

Qualify for UCI Gran Fondo World Championships

Gran Fondo National Series events are qualifier events for the USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships (Sept 15, 2024 in Frederick, MD). The USA Cycling #GFNats are a qualifier event for the 2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships! Details here.

$23 Entries for Riders Under 23 Years Old, sponsored by Shimano

Thanks to our partnership with Shimano, any Junior or U23 cyclist can register for Gran Fondo National Series events for Gran Fondo for just $23! Spread the word and help us give young riders more opportunities to compete and learn.

What To Expect At Gran Fondo Asheville

3 Routes: Gran (100 miles), Medio (60 miles), Piccolo (30 miles)
Timed segment competitions
Post-event party during Asheville Bike Fest at Rabbit Rabbit
VIP Experiences with Applewood Manor
Opportunity to qualify for USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships
Staffed aid stations with individually-packaged food options
Finish Line Party with hot post-event meal and cold drinks at Rabbit Rabbit
Finisher medals for all courses and categories
Custom SUAREZ Winner's kits for Gran Route Age-Group Winners
"Mid Pack Attack" Prize from Wahoo
U23 Rider Offer by Shimano: To provide young riders with more opportunities to compete, U23 riders can register for any Series event for $23.
Prize Raffle, featuring up to $5000 in prizes from Series sponsors

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Gran Fondo Asheville Raffle

Any rider who completes any 2024 SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series event format on the scheduled weekend will be eligible for the raffle. Raffle winners must be present to win. Great prizes from our sponsors such as: 

Stay at Garda Bike Hotel in Italy
Wahoo ELEMNT GPS Computer
Wahoo KICKR smart trainer
Monari Federzoni premium balsamic vinegar
Lazer helmet
inGamba promotional items
Industry Nine wheelset
Cane Creek components 
Swiftwick socks
Bike Flights travel voucher
Shimano products
CTS Trainright Membership
Jittery Joe’s Coffee
UNDRBUDR anti-chafe cream
Ride with GPS Premium Membership

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Complete Your Kit With Suarez Bib Shorts 

To complete your kit, you can also order matching bib shorts! Created from SUAREZ's Performance Line, these bibs are for versatile cyclists who seek to achieve the best performance both in weekend competitions and in long training sessions. Streamlined racefit contour and cutting-edge design that will always make a difference in performance and comfort.

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Register NOW and SAVE!

Registration is open - but you'll need to hurry to secure a place on this epic challenge across northern New Jersey’s Appalachian Mountains.

Register before June 18th for a FREE custom event jersey!

Save $45 off the day-of registration price by registering before May 16th!

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

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

Register Now

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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