Tri-States Gran Fondo
Description: The only Gran Fondo / Century in the world where you can ride in three states in one incredible day of cycling! Nevada, Arizona and Utah! An incredibly unique, challenging and beautiful century event. Rides: Petit Fondo: 54 miles with 2500′ climbing Gran Fondo:…
RBC GranFondo Whistler
Description: The training kilometers are behind you; now you’re lined up at the startline with 4500 others, full of nervous excitement and anticipation. And then suddenly you’re off; the click of shoes fixing to cleats combining with a symphony of rolling wheels proceeding as one…
Mammoth Gran Fondo
Description: The Mammoth Gran Fondo was chosen as a “top-ten century” bike ride by Bicycling Magazine for its “jaw-dropping vistas”. Situated to the east and south of Yosemite National Park the Mammoth Gran Fondo takes riders along the east side of the High Sierra with views of…
Cache Gran Fondo
Description: The Cache Gran Fondo recently selected as one of 5 new UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifying events in 2019. The Cache Gran Fondo is an annual Italian-style ride in Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The Cache Gran Fondo occurs on the 2nd Saturday of…
RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley
Description: Hosted at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, the course takes you out and back over some of the finest cycling roads on the planet. The rest stops have more than just gels – how does a freshly-made brunch sound? With professional neutral roving support…
Golden Gran Fondo
Description: Based out of beautiful downtown Golden, CO, the Golden Gran Fondo will take racers on a historic circuit through the Rocky Mountains. The start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, offering spectacular views across the Front Range…
The 11th Annual Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego
Description: Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque water front. Held in beautiful Downtown San Diego, the two-day festival features a mass-start, timed Gran Fondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, The…
Non Dot Gran FUNdo
Description: A Gran Fondo done Non Dot Style. In addition to aid stations, there will also be FUN stations! With bag toss and other games where you can win points (points will be tracked and rewarded!) Extra credit lines on the course (think log rides,…
Malibu Gran Fondo
Description: A high-end experience that aligns with those who train regularly, enjoy participating in challenging events, and demand something better than what is out there. Rides: 151 kilometers with 1,768 meters of elevation gain 106 kilometers with 1300 meters of elevation gain
136: BICYCLIST Adventure Team Overnight Preview, Pro Cycling and the ‘Sky, Goodbye’, Virtual Racing and the Electro-motion of Everything
Chris previews his overnight touring adventure on Poseidon Bikes X model, we discuss gran fondos of interest in 2019 and team shakeups in pro cycling. We also discuss Danny Van Haute’s new Pro Cycling team and the implications of electrifying anything with wheels.
Fondo the West! A Curation of Upcoming Gran Fondo Road Rides (and Some Dirt) for 2019 : BICYCLIST Challenge #155
With the grueling job of riding, reviewing and writing about road events, I have the opportunity to experience many, especially in my backyard – Western USA and Canada. Here are my top picks for 2018’s Best of The West Gran Fondos.
Issue 155: Winter 2018
#155 | DWR: Fullerton, ISOD: Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, 2019 Gran Fondo Guide, Why Riding Made Me A Better Driver, Electric Age: The DIY eBike, Gear Patrol: The Road Veteran Gift List, Race and Recreation Calendar for California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Beyond —MORE—
132: The Latest Electrifying Debate, Pushing Back Against Helmet Apathy, and those Millennials Are at it Again
We discuss how cyclists are not the problem with electric scooter share acceptance, how we push against helmet apathy, and how millennials relationship with cars is vastly different than older generations.
CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo
The crown jewel of this gran fondo is undoubtedly Figueroa Mountain. The climb up is long and laced with steep pitches that will test your legs and will power. Those who conquer Figueroa Mountain will be rewarded with stunning views and a fast, winding descent….
Chasing Rainbows at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships
After 21 individual qualifying events on four continents, the best amateur riders from 60 countries are in Varese, Italy to compete in the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships. Today, 2,500 amateur racers and me, a journalist pretending to be a racer, are ready to start with rainbow-striped world champion jerseys on the line.
Issue 153/154: Late Fall 2018
Prologue As we wind down towards the end of 2018, we continue our investigation of the bicycling landscape with editorial coverage of road and trail. Serving as background is the event calendar on page 11, your source for events to inspire your training and motivate…
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