Boone Gran Fondo

August 01, 2021 - Boone, North Carolina, USA

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 mission of the High Country Breast Cancer Foundation is to support breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families in the High Country of North Carolina. While many wonderful organizations hold events locally, some of the money they raise in the High Country is usually taken out of our community and used elsewhere. We are an all-volunteer organization and 100% of the funds we raise remain in the community.

Boone Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 20, 50, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Alaskan Standard Time (AKST)
 
What's Included?

Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going

Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery!

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
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
 
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