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Gran Fondo Asheville
Key Information

EVENT DATE/LOCATION

July 21, 2019 in Asheville, NC

3 ROUTE OPTIONS

Gran Route (100 mi), Medio Route (60 mi), Piccolo Route (30 mi)

TIMED SEGMENT RACING

4 Timed Sections in the Gran Routes – Best Combined Time Wins

No racing license required

SUPER PRIZES!

Custom “Race Winner” jersey for all Gran Route age group winners

Awards and Prizes for Gran, Medio, and Piccolo age-group podiums

GREAT FINISH-LINE PARTY & RAFFLES!

Hot food and cold beer waiting for you at the finish line, plus chances to win valuable prizes!

 
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Discover alluring Asheville, from the unique perspective of your handlebars. Experience Asheville, North Carolina, Lonely Planet’s top U.S. travel destination for 2017. Your ride begins in downtown Asheville at Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium, rolls out of 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 from the Blue Ridge Parkway into the heart of town, you will be afforded a spectacular cityscape view and greeted by fellow riders and families back at Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium; where you can enjoy the music, vendors, massage therapists, and of course– food and beer!

 
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GRAN FONDO PRICING

PRICE PERIOD HC GRAN MEDIO PICCOLO
Until January 4, 2019$125$115$95$60
Jan 5 - Jul 1, 2019$130$120$100$65
Jul 2 - Jul 13, 2019$150$140$125$85
Jul 14 - Event Day$185$175$155$110
 
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COURSE MAPS & TIMED SEGMENTS

DOWNLOADABLE COURSE MAPS

The routes will be very well marked, but we encourage you to get the RideWithGPS App and load the route to your smart phone or GPS. Use this RSVP LINK to access premium RideWithGPS features and get turn by turn navigation for free.

TIMED SEGMENT MAPS AND PROFILES

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Time Sections: (THE COMPETITION) – This is not a start-to-finish race. Your overall time from start to finish does not matter for this competition. Only the timed segments count.  Your overall, age group, and gender rankings are determined by your combined time for all timed segments on the route you choose. View Complete Rules and FAQ.

 
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DAY OF GRAN FONDO SCHEDULE

 
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Benefitting Eblen Charities

Each year Eblen Charities assists tens of thousands of families in the Asheville area with food, housing, medical heating and utilities,  medication, and all manner of emergency assistance.


 
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Haute Route Special Offer

As part of the worldwide Haute Route family of cycling events, GFNS is proud to deliver world-class service, as well as valuable incentives to join us at Haute Route 3-day and 7-day cycling events in the US and around the world. If you can finish a GFNS event, you are ready for Haute Route!

To inspire you to do more, Haute Route will apply your full GFNS entry fee toward a 2019 Haute Route entry!

If you ride any GFNS event in 2018, you are entitled to credit the entire entry fee paid toward any 2019 Haute Route three-day or seven-day event. Already signed up for the Haute Route?  Then take advantage of a free entry into one 2019 GFNS event of your choice to prepare for the Haute Route.

Learn more about all Haute Route events at www.hauteroute.org 

 

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Rules

You Must Obey Traffic Laws. This is not a closed course. That means stop at lights and stop signs. Think Safety First.

Do not cause an accident!!!

Be respectful of others on the road!

NEVER CROSS THE CENTER-LINE OF THE ROAD!!!

During all race sections you have the right of way. When you are outside of race sections you do not have the right of way. You will not be racing through any intersections; this means when you come to a sign or signal you should slow down, stop, and be safe.

As you approach the time sections you must travel through the designated area (in your lane of traffic!) so that your chip can be properly read and recorded.  The times for your timed sections will be compiled for your review at the finish. 100 mile = 4 timed sections; 60 mile = 3 timed sections; 30 mile = 1 timed section. You can view all the details for timed section on the above map links, click the map icons for details.

Timed sections are open for specific durations. In order to be timed and eligible for awards you must maintain a progression speed between 23mph and 10mph. NOTE: this is progression speed not average speed, progression speed includes all stopped time. Below is a list stating the times sections are open

 

COME JOIN US AT GRAN FONDO Asheville

 

A special thank you to all our sponsors and those who support the

GRAN FONDO NATIONAL SERIES