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
Discover alluring Asheville, from the unique perspective of your handlebars.
Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Gran Fondo Asheville, a fun and festive ride on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Road cyclists will take in the natural beauty of Western North Carolina as they cruise along a well-marked course with the option to push themselves for brief timed periods, competing to win. Beginner and avid cyclists alike will find challenging rides to meet their individual goals with courses covering 30-, 60- and 100-mile journeys. Gran Fondo Asheville is a part of the Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series (GFNCS) and benefits Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Your ride begins in funky art deco downtown and quickly moves along 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 fellow riders and families can enjoy the music, vendors, massage therapists, happening in Pack Square Park,
and of course– food and beer!
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
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery
*Event T-Shirt included only for registrations received before 6/8/16
Post race food and beverages served up by Twisted Laurel
Packet pick up: Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush
Local sponsors for Gran Fondo Asheville include:
Twisted Laurel, Webb Investments, Best Buy, Asheville Dental Care, ESPN Asheville and 98.1 the River, Roberts and Stevens, Beverly-Hanks, Fletcher Warehousing, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Insurance Services of Asheville, Equilibar, Publix, and Smoky Mountain Living.