Gran Fondo Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
Saturday June 18, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 AM

Brought to you by GFNCS and benefitting Friends of the Smokies

500 Rider Limit

Register today and support Friends of the Smokies
Register Now Blue
This event  raises funds for Friends of the Smokies

Pre-Race Details and what you need to know for the event


Discover alluring Asheville, from the unique perspective of your handlebars. Experience the only cycling event that starts in Asheville, North Carolina, one of 15 must-see travel destinations in the world according to Frommer’s travel guides. Your ride begins in funky art deco downtown and quickly moves along well-marked winding roads out into pastoral countryside and up to mountain ridge vistas. At the end of the ride as you descend into the heart of town you will be afforded a spectacular cityscape view and greeted by Organicfest. Riders and families can enjoy the festivities of Organicfest—music, vendors, massage therapists, kids zone, and of course– organic food and beer!

Sunset and B&W + Date (1)

Ride with your friends | Race with your friends
GFNCS and Friends of the Smokies welcome riders of all abilities to join
Gran Fondo Asheville

3 Distances to choose from:
Gran Route (100 mi), Medio Route (60 mi), Piccolo Route (30 mi)
4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Cash Purse and Prizes for Gran Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners
No racing license required

Register Now Blue

Highlands-Asheville pricing

*Event T-Shirt included only for registrations received before 6/8/16



Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery

Packet pick up: Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush

  • Friday 6/17/16, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM; TBD in Asheville
  • Saturday 6/18/16, 5:45 AM to 7:15 AM; at race Start Finish area

Asheville pic for hotels


Pre-Race Details


Presented by:
Special Thanks to: