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Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo

Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo

July 30 2022
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
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Distances: 39, 55, 77 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 300 Participants

Join Brent Bookwalter for the challenging Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo, studded with bicycle racing on timed segments of tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all. A perfect way to celebrate the end of the professional cycling racing season, by riding the routes Brent used for training earlier in the year.

Three routes of varying length traverse some of the most beautiful roads in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Brent’s home in Asheville, North Carolina:

Gran Route – 77 miles with 6,250 ft of climbing featuring three segments of gravel/dirt road

Medio Route – 55 miles with 4,500 ft of climbing

Piccolo Route - 39 miles with 2,850 ft of climbing

This is an unusual opportunity to ride alongside female and male pro cyclists as they celebrate the end of their season racing all over the world and the country. Our pros ride in casual-mode on all three routes, and along with Brent, they are inspired by cyclists of all backgrounds and abilities.

While the 39-mile Piccolo route is the perfect “first hard group ride”, the Medio and Gran routes are the perfect next-steps for gaining major bragging rights. When the spinning is done, everyone gathers at the finish to celebrate at the Binge Bash, a relaxed and family-friendly afternoon at Warren Wilson College. Great food & craft beer, friends, a peloton of Pros, prizes, raffle, and fun.

Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo
 
 
Start Located At: Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road Swannanoa NC 28778
 
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Friday, October 25, 2019 – PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION
Warren Wilson College
107 Warren Wilson Rd Swannanoa NC 28778

Stop by to get your bib number, timing chip, and your rider goodie bag; avoid the lines on Saturday morning.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 – START/FINISH
Warren Wilson College
107 Warren Wilson Rd Swannanoa NC 28778


Packet Pick-up & Registration  6:45 AM – 7:45 AM at Kittredge Theatre Lobby
Ride Starts  8:30 AM
Binge Bash Party  11:00 AM until 5:00 PM (food service ends at 4:00 PM)  at Bryson Gym

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Each registered rider receives:

Binge Bash Party Ticket for Meal and Craft Beers (2)

Binge Custom Socks made by DeFeet

Rider Goodie Bag

Packet Pickups

PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Friday, October 25, 2019 & Saturday, October 26, 2019

Warren Wilson College
107 Warren Wilson Rd Swannanoa NC 28778

Prize / Race Categories

Gran Route – three timed sections Female – first, second & third Male – first, second & third

Medio Route – two timed sections Female – first, second & third
Male – first, second & third

Picciolo Route – one timed section Female – first, second & third
Male – first, second & third

Team with the most members

Oldest Rider

Youngest Rider

 
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Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
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