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Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo

Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo

June 10 2022
Escondido, California, USA
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

Back by popular demand the date has been pushed back 5 weeks to cooler weather, now scheduled for late October.

The start and finish has moved to Kit Carson Park in Escondido allowing a cooler climb of the Mt Palomar, now positioned only 20 miles from the start. New for this year is a feature route that includes the Mesa Grande, a serene and picturesque loop.

4 Routes to choose 30, 44, 67, and 105 miles The giro is known for having challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding ride support, delicious food on course and a post-ride party!

New! - Palomar Metric Century Option
New! - Epic Mesa Grande Century including Palomar Mt
Coastal Metric Century out to San Elijo Lagoon
Beginner loop around Rancho Santa Fe •Beer, wine, great food and live entertainment
Featuring the legendary South Grade of Mt Palomar
Timed routes and KOM / QOM championship
4 Route Distances for all cyclists

Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo, a celebration of cycling, food and San Diego's North Coast. Held in beautiful Escondido, CA, our two-day festival features five mass-start, timed cycling events for road and mountain bikers and the Bike & Fitness Expo.

Event proceeds support the CAF Project Rebound. Giro di San Diego is proud to partner with Challenged Athletes Foundation's® (CAF) Operation Rebound®. Operation Rebound funds equipment, training and travel expenses that can help our injured troops and first responders to harness the healing power of sport – whether the goal is to win Paralympic gold or just run around the block. Mission Our mission is to draw cyclists from around the globe to enjoy the best riding that San Diego has to offer. We are a charity focused event and use our love for the Italian GranFondo to raise money and awareness for local causes. 

The location for this event has moved to Kit Carson Park in Escondido, California.

This new venue will allow the riders to have a cooler climb of Mt. Palomar. Routes The routes for this event will host many of the best rides in the North County as well as the most frequently traveled paths taken by the many professional athletes that ride in the area. These roads have challenged the wheels of riders such as Lance Armstrong, Chris Horner, Axel Merckx, Thurlow Rogers and many others.

The long Gran Fondo will also boast the fiercest of all climbs in San Diego, the south grade of Mt Palomar. This climb was featured on the 2009 Tour of California and will be our official KOM/QOM for the Gran Fondo course riders.

Giro di San Diego Gran Fondo


Routes: 30, 44, 67, 105 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 2000
What's Included?

Chip timing on all routes
Timed climb of Palomar Mountain
Finisher's Medal
Fantastic rest stops
Italian feast after ride
Goodie bag
SAG & mechanical support along the routes
Beer garden with Live Music
Post-ride massage
Bike parking valet

Prize / Race Categories

Age Categories:  Male and female U23 / 23-34 / 35-44 / 45-54 / 55-64 / 65+ / Professional
Finisher's Medal

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Free Training Rides
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
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