Granfondo Las Vegas

Granfondo Las Vegas

November 04 2023
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Distances: 70,100 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 300 riders Participants

The Gran Fondo Las Vegas is a fully supported with at least five feed zones (we call them checkpoints), roving SAG and a great lunch after the ride. All riders will wear a timing chip, and results will be posted at the finish line and also on the website.

Starting at the Element Hotel, you'll enjoy a nice, flat warm-up before you hang a left on Charleston, which becomes Highway 159. It’s a gentle climb to the right turn onto the Scenic Drive heading into Red Rock Canyon. From here the climbing begins. It starts gradually and then pitches up a bit as the scenery becomes more and more beautiful! At the top of the climb you'll enjoy the view and drinks and snacks at the first checkpoint.

You'll climb a bit more before you reach the summit - then it's a wonderful, rewarding descent down to Highway 159 where you'll make a right. The road rolls gently along Highway 159 all the way to the right turn to Blue Diamond, where you'll find the second checkpoint (which is the turn-around for the Mini Fondo). Then you head back to Highway 159 again until you come to the t-intersection at Highway 160, where you'll turn right.

Here the climbing begins again. About 8 miles of climbing to the summit (turnaround for Mini Fondo) followed by a screamin' descent to the right turn onto Lovell Canyon and the 3rd checkpoint.

Lovell Canyon is an 11-mile, very gentle climb. At the end of the road you'll refuel, make a u-turn and retrace the route back the way you came. The return is a straight shot down Highway 160 to the left on Highway 159 and back to the Element. Of course you may re-visit the Blue Diamond checkpoint on the way back to refuel and rejuvenate.

Distance: Gran Fondo - 100 miles with about 8,000’ of climbing. Mini Fondo - 70 miles with about 4,500' of climbing.

Granfondo Las Vegas



Start Located At: Element Las Vegas, 10555 Discovery Drive, Las Vegas
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Entry includes chip timing with overall and age category results posted to the web; fully stocked checkpoints along the route with water and a great selection of food and snacks; roving SAG support; entry into Red Rock National Conservation Area and Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest; Gran Fondo Las Vegas finisher award (guaranteed for those who sign up at least 30 days in advance); discount during event weekend at our sponsor shop, Las Vegas Cyclery; post-ride snacks and refreshments; per rider donation to Challenged Athletes Foundation.

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This is a fun ride, not a race. 

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Course Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations