THE GRAN FONDO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2021 Gran Fondo Asheville will include the 2021 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship. Athletes must qualify for a starting position, and will start in their own wave.
The 2021 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship event will be held at Gran Fondo Asheville. To compete in the National Championship category riders must qualify (see below). Riders do not need to qualify to participate in Gran Fondo Asheville, all normal Gran Fondo Asheville routes (Gran, Medio, Piccolo) are open to all riders to register and do not require qualification. There is a separate start time for USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship participants, they will start 30 minutes prior to the Gran Fondo Asheville riders.
VIBRANT DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE
Experience Asheville, North Carolina, Lonely Planet’s top U.S. travel destination in 2017. Asheville’s vibrant downtown is a hub for artists, musicians, renowned chefs, craft brewers and distillers. The area also features the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, and outdoor opportunities like hiking on the Appalachian Trail and water sports on the French Broad River.
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going. There will be 3 aid stations along the 100 mile, 2 on the 60mile, and 1 on the 30 mile route. Each aid station will be fully stocked with great products from Ingles Markets and Hammer Nutrition. Water, HEED energy drink, Hammer Gel, Endurolyte Fizz, Bananas, PB&J Sandwiches, Cookies, Chips and Pretzels, Apple, Oranges, BonkBreaker Energy Chews and Energy Bars.
Aid-Station will have bathrooms.
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery
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 Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners