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Challenge Fondo, Durham, California, Sept 10th 2016

Challenge Fondo

September 10 2016
Durham, California, USA
On Saturday, September 10, the Challenge Fondo rides again with options for cyclists of ALL abilities.

All timed routes offer categories for adaptive athletes with upper or lower limb disabilities, vision or hearing impairments, handcyclists, recumbents and tandems (blind or sighted stokers) as well as the usual age-group categories for fully-able cyclists.

Timed route options include hilly 100, 65 and 50 mile courses on mostly lightly-traveled back-roads a flat, a fast 30 mile course, and with a more leisurely flat 20 mile fun-ride (not a timed event) through the orchards and farms south of Chico, we offer a Challenge for everyone. We invite all members of your family to come out and bicycle ride together!

All riders receive an event t-shirt, well-stocked rest stops, on-road support, finisher souvenir, and post-ride meal. Timed riders also compete for awards, prizes, and podium positions.

All routes start at event headquarters, Durham Community Park (near Chico CA), on September 10th.

Our co-host, Ability First Sports, will have handcycles on-site for disabled/adaptive athletes who would like to try one. All those interested in a hand-cycle test-riding a handcycle should register with Ability First for the 20 mile fun ride, a 3 mile test-ride or a parking lot demo.

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Routes: 5, 20, 30, 50, 65, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Start Times / Itinerary

The Challenge Fondo is a timed event.
Pre-race instructions/announcements will be made at 7:45am, and the Gran, Medio, Breve, and Veloce Fondo riders will start promptly at 8am at Durham Community Park - 1847 Durham/Dayton HWY (see map below).
Piccolo 20 riders may then start at any time until 9am. All Gran, Medio, Breve and Veloce riders are responsible to verify their check-in at each of the three rest stops.
Course and finish line close at 5pm. Official times cannot be guaranteed for those who finish later. Riders who expect to need more time may start early but may not receive an official time. 
Piccolo 20 riders will not receive an official finishing time.

Event April 15 – July 31 Aug 1 – Sept 7 Race Day
Gran Fondo 100 $65 $75 $85
Medio Fondo 65 $60 $70 $80
Breve Fondo 50 $55 $65 $75
Veloce Fondo 30 $45 $55 $65
Piccolo Fun Ride 20 $25 $35 $45


What's Included?
Event T-shirt
Full support on course
Finisher Souvenir 
Packet Pickups

Friday, September 9th between 3pm and 6pm in Chico at Fostering Wellness Chiropractic, 1390 E 9th St, Suite 190 – across from Beatniks Coffeehouse and Saturday, September 10th from 6:30am to 7:30am at the ride start at Durham Community Park. Registered riders will receive an email with all pre-ride info after pre-reg closes. I

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Durham Community Park, 1847 Durham Hwy, Durham, California
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