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Boone Gran Fondo

August 04 2024
Boone North Carolina USA
Date Confirmed
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Distances: 24, 57, 97 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN ROLLERCOASTER

The rural roller-coaster roads around Boone are a ton of fun, and quite challenging. The climbs aren’t very long, but that means there’s not a lot of time for recovery on the descents, either. This is a great course for all-around riders. This is one of the 4 events in 2020 to have the elevated Super Gran route.

WESTERN CAROLINA’S COOLEST TOWN

In mid-summer, the High Country of North Carolina enjoys 80-degree temperatures while the surrounding East Coast temperatures hover in the high 90s. Early August is a prime time to be in Boone!

SUPPORTIVE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE

The laid back atmosphere of this western North Carolina college town is contagious. One of the smaller fields for a Gran Fondo National Series event, the Boone Gran Fondo has a supportive, family feel, particularly when we all gather for great local food, cold beer, and fantastic raffle prizes after a challenging and competitive ride.

SAFETY AND SUPPORT

Most cyclists can’t discover how great the riding is in Boone because long loops are difficult to self-support. But you can ride with confidence on the marked and marshaled course, supported by law enforcement, safety motos, mechanic and sag vehicles, and staffed feed stations. 

BENEFITING 

The Watauga Pioneers Mountain Bike Team will be manning our aid stations. To help support them we are accepting donations which will go directly to the team, which currently has 29 student athletes ranging from 6th through 11th grades, and 16 volunteer coaches.

The team is part of NICA - National Interscholastic Cycling Association and is affiliated with the North Carolina State League of NICA.

Boone Gran Fondo

 
Start Located At: 164 South Depot Street Boone, NC 28607
 
 
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Aid Stations:
There will be four aid stations along the 100 mile route; two on the 55mi, and one on the 35 mile route (35mi will also have mini-aid with only water, Heed, and Hammer Gel). Each of the other aid station will be fully stocked with: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel, Endurolyte Fizz, Bananas, PB&J Sandwiches, Cookies, Chips and Pretzels, and other snacks.

Bathrooms:
Aid-Stations will have bathrooms.  Please use bathrooms.  One of the biggest local complaints is cyclists peeing on the side of the road.  Please help our reputation and use porta-johns.

Timing Chips:
All riders must have timing chips installed on race morning.
You will be issued a timing chip, if you do not return the timing chip you will be charged $100. Race numbers must be mounted on your back right side and be easily readable.

Route Navigation:
The route will be very well marked; however, we suggest you get the RideWithGPS App and load the route to your smart phone or GPS.

At the Finish

Upon reaching the finish line, riders will be directed into a one-way finishers' chute to: Return Timing Chip,, and Post-Ride food and beverage. Riders with particular dietary needs should be prepared with own post-ride food options.

Packet Pickups

Please refer to our previous years roadbook for this information.

Prize / Race Categories

4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Awards and Prizes for Gran, Medio and Piccolo winners

 
Facilities
Parking
Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Community
Raffle
After Party
Fundraising
 
Features
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 4
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
4 Hill Climbs
 
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Feb 21 2024 - NEWS: Sign up NOW for the 2024 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo and SAVE!
Mar 28 2024 - NEWS: Sign up for the Highlands Gran Fondo and get a FREE custom Jersey!
Mar 19 2024 - NEWS: Rankin and Aros fastest at the 13th Annual Gran Fondo Florida
Mar 11 2024 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Series Announces 2024 Partner-Event Calendar
Feb 29 2024 - NEWS: GFNS Championships Official Qualifier for 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
Feb 19 2024 - NEWS: Bikeflights Renews Support for Gran Fondo National Series
Feb 14 2024 - NEWS: Free Jersey Deadline and Price Increase Approaching for Gran Fondo Florida!
Jan 29 2024 - NEWS: Ride with Italian Champion Filippo Pozzato at 2024 Gran Fondo Asheville, p/b Applewood Manor
Jan 12 2024 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Florida Updates Routes to Enhance Rider Experience and Safety
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Dec 26 2023 - NEWS: SUAREZ and Gran Fondo National Series Release 2024 Event Apparel Collection
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Aug 08 2016 - RESULTS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
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