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Gran Fondo Taos - Mora - Angel Fire

September 20 2020
Taos, New Mexico, USA

We hope you will join us for this year’s Gran Fondo: Taos • Mora • Angel Fire. Gran Fondo is a style of race, better known in France as a cyclosportive; a one-day, annual endurance event of the amateur undertaken for pleasure or as a test of personal fortitude. There are many Gran Fondo races taking place across the globe, but the forerunner of them all is La Marmotte, held the same date as our Fondo in south eastern France. La Marmotte’s fixed course was first run in 1982 and is staged in some of the fabled alp climbs and descents of the Tour de France, cresting at over 8,500 feet in altitude. Gran Fondo: Taos • Mora • Angel Fire is our take on this annual spirit-of-cycling event, and our beautiful course traverses some of the more pristine and beautiful northern New Mexican highlands, with climbs and descents of Alpin proportions here in the Sangre de Cristo chain of the Rocky Mountains.

Gran Fondo Taos - Mora - Angel Fire 2017

Riders will experience beautiful, rural New Mexico terrain. The course starts in Taos, follows Hwy. 518 over US Hill, past Sipapu Ski Area, down Holman Hill and through the town of Mora. Continue on to Coyote Creek State Park, Black Lake and Angel Fire. Then it’s up and over Palo Flechado Pass and down into Taos.

Gran Fondo Taos - Mora - Angel Fire Course

 
Routes: 46, 65, 105 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
What's Included?

The event is timed and fully signposted, with feed stops, first aid and a SAG Wagon.
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Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
SAG Wagon
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Fundraising
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 407 Paseo del Cañon East Taos, New Mexico 87571
 
 
 
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