The Gran Fondo National Championship Series®
Our definition of Gran Fondo is Big Fun!
Here is how we set it up:
A Gran Fondo is a cycling challenge that takes bicycle racing to the next level. Part personal challenge and part serious competition, the Grand Fondo National Championship Series® courses lead riders through country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery. Courses are offered in different lengths of ~30, ~60, and ~100 miles so participants can find the distance to match their goals. Each rider is assigned an electronic timing-chip to keep track of their progress throughout the course and to allow riders to compete for best time through highlighted sections of the course. There is no start to finish time as in traditional racing formats but rather the only the time sections count toward riders competition time. this means you can take you time between race section, stop at the aid stations, and regroup to enjoy the ride with your friend and teammates. At the finish a hot meal and beverage awaits you as well as finisher medals for the gran route finishers. Whether riding for a cause, a personal goal, or as a competition, the Gran Fondo National Champion Series® courses are some of the most beautiful courses in the US.
The Gran Fondo National Championship
The Gran Fondo National Championship in historic Frederick, Maryland is your opportunity to earn the title of fastest rider in the incredible Gran Fondo arena. We offer some of the longest timed sections and most challenging terrain of any Gran Fondo. The rider with the fastest combined time through each designated section will have truly earned their National Championship jersey.