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Gran Fondo Asheville

July 14 2024
Asheville North Carolina USA
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Distances: 30, 60, 100 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills

Discover alluring Asheville, from the unique perspective of your handlebars. Experience Asheville, North Carolina, Lonely Planet’s top U.S. travel destination for 2017. Your ride begins in the the heart of Asheville and quickly moves along well-marked winding roads out into pastoral countryside and up to mountain ridge vistas.

At the end of the ride, as you descend from the Blue Ridge Parkway into the heart of town, you will be afforded a spectacular cityscape view and greeted by fellow riders and families back at to Asheville; where you can enjoy the music, vendors, massage therapists, and of course– food and beer!

3 CHALLENGING COURSES

Departing Asheville’s vibrant downtown, the routes for Gran Fondo Asheville, presented by Applewood Manor, hit the best serpentine roads, climbs, and descents in the Asheville area. Come see why this region is a road cycling mecca in the United States.

TIMED SEGMENT RACING

With timed-segment competitions, your overall time from start to finish does not matter. Only the timed segments count. Your overall, and age group rankings are determined by your combined time for all timed segments on the route you choose. View Complete Rules and FAQ.

ASHEVILLE BIKE FEST

The 3rd annual Bike Fest, presented by Cane Creek Cycling Components in support of Asheville on Bikes, returns to Asheville on Friday and Saturday (7/12 & 13) with Gran Fondo Asheville rolling out on Sunday, July 14, hosted at Rabbit Rabbit (75 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801) in the heart of downtown Asheville.

Gran Fondo Asheville

 
Start Located At: Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
 
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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” SUAREZ jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Awards and Prizes for Gran Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners

 
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Parking
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Support for Participants
Route Signposted
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First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Outriders
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Community
Volunteers
Bike Festival
Raffle
After Party
Fundraising
 
Features
Course Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
 
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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Dec 18 2023 - NEWS: Shimano to Sponsor U23 Entries to Gran Fondo National Series Cycling Events
Dec 12 2023 - NEWS: Holiday Gift Guide for Cyclists
Nov 30 2023 - NEWS: Get ready to Gran Fondo in the Sunshine State!
Nov 05 2023 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Series Announces 2023 Series Points Champions!
Nov 01 2023 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Championships Among 18 Championships Announced
Oct 21 2023 - NEWS: SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series opens 2024 Registration
Sep 19 2023 - NEWS: Knight and Patterson successfully defend 2024 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship Titles
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Aug 29 2016 - RESULTS: Team Primal Audi Denver Hit Overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo
Aug 08 2016 - RESULTS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
May 14 2016 - RESULTS: Next Moto Champion PB Roswell Bicycles Take Tour of Georgia Team Prize
Jun 30 2014 - RESULTS: Golden Gran Fondo
Jun 10 2014 - RESULTS: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Apr 16 2014 - RESULTS: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 09 2013 - RESULTS: NJ Highlands Gran Fondo
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Apr 21 2024 - EVENT: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo
Jun 02 2024 - EVENT: Highlands Gran Fondo
Jun 30 2024 - EVENT: Bogus Basin Hill Climb
Jul 14 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Asheville
Jul 20 2024 - EVENT: 719 Ride
Aug 04 2024 - EVENT: Boone Gran Fondo
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granfondonationalseries
Feb 29 2024 - NEWS: GFNS Championships Official Qualifier for 2024 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
Feb 21 2024 - NEWS: Sign up NOW for the 2024 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo and SAVE!
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
Jan 05 2024 - NEWS: SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series and Zwift Announce Schedule for 8-Event E-Fondo Series
Dec 26 2023 - NEWS: SUAREZ and Gran Fondo National Series Release 2024 Event Apparel Collection
Dec 18 2023 - NEWS: Shimano to Sponsor U23 Entries to Gran Fondo National Series Cycling Events
Dec 12 2023 - NEWS: Holiday Gift Guide for Cyclists
Nov 30 2023 - NEWS: Get ready to Gran Fondo in the Sunshine State!
Nov 05 2023 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Series Announces 2023 Series Points Champions!
Nov 01 2023 - NEWS: Gran Fondo National Championships Among 18 Championships Announced
Oct 21 2023 - NEWS: SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series opens 2024 Registration
Sep 19 2023 - NEWS: Knight and Patterson successfully defend 2024 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship Titles
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Dec 12 2016 - RESULTS: 2016 Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS Results
Aug 29 2016 - RESULTS: Team Primal Audi Denver Hit Overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo
Aug 08 2016 - RESULTS: Boone-tastic Gran Fondo
May 14 2016 - RESULTS: Next Moto Champion PB Roswell Bicycles Take Tour of Georgia Team Prize
Jun 30 2014 - RESULTS: Golden Gran Fondo
Jun 10 2014 - RESULTS: Highlands Gran Fondo GFNCS
Apr 16 2014 - RESULTS: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo GFNCS
Jun 09 2013 - RESULTS: NJ Highlands Gran Fondo
Mar 17 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Florida
Apr 21 2024 - EVENT: Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo
Jun 02 2024 - EVENT: Highlands Gran Fondo
Jun 30 2024 - EVENT: Bogus Basin Hill Climb
Jul 14 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Asheville
Jul 20 2024 - EVENT: 719 Ride
Aug 04 2024 - EVENT: Boone Gran Fondo
Sep 15 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Maryland