Oregon Gran Fondo

Oregon Gran Fondo

June 03 2023
Cottage Grove, Oregon, USA
Date Confirmed
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Distances: 71, 117, 134 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 500 Participants

Gran Fondo is Italian and translates approximately to “Big Ride.” Gran Fondo rides have their origin in Italy and France, where the general public was invited to ride a single stage of one of the professional grand tours, the Tour de France, and the Giro D'Italia after the pro race went through. Everyone, of any age and ability, was invited to participate. Ex-professionals and elite racers lined up side by side with 80-year-old farmers toting baguettes in the baskets of their 1920’s era commuter bikes. Family members lined the route and handed out food and water bottles. While some choose to ride fast and test their endurance, by definition, a Gran Fondo is not a race, but rather a mass start event designed to draw the community together and give everyone a chance to enjoy the fun of riding a bike on the same course as the pros.

It is truly a ride for everyone that is up for the challenge from 40 miles to 137!

Please note the 137 Mile adventure route starts 2 hrs earlier and features 3 sections of gravel

 

Oregon Gran Fondo

 
Start Located At: Main Street (downtown), Cottage Grove, Oregon
 
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6:30 Adventure Route Start and 8:30 all others! Let the good times roll in 2022

Registration Fees

   95 early before 1/1

 
Included

Great course and support at 2-6 aid stations with delicious food and treats
Meal voucher after valid for 10.00 towards 2-3 restaurants in the downtown Cottage Grove area  
Custom Oregon Gran Fondo Socks for all who register 
 
Chip timing to keep track of you!
SAG support

Packet Pickups
Packet Pickup and registration Friday Bohemia Park
Packet Pickup and registration Bohemia Park Saturday 5:30 am until 8am.  
 
 
 
Prize / Race Categories
We time you to track you for one great day on the bike!
15-24,25-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69,70-74 and 75+ Men and Women for the Gran and Medio Routes to track your overall time.
 
Custom Glassware for top 3 in 5 year age groups
 
Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Changing Rooms
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
Fundraising
 
Features
Course Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
1 Hill Climbs