Gran Fondo Florida
March 24, 2019 in San Antonio, FL
3 ROUTE OPTIONS
Gran Route (100 mi), Medio Route (55 mi), Piccolo Route (35 mi)
TIMED SEGMENT RACING
4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
No racing license required
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!
Who says Florida is flat! Centered in the rolling orange groves of Pasco & Hernando County, Gran Fondo Florida starts and ends on Pennsylvania Avenue in San Antonio, FL. The race follows, in part, the proposed Olympic road race course that was part of Tampa’s bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. It travels along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs. Briefly going through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. At the 89 mile mark you will enter a piece of US cycling history along Darby road, once home to the famous Darby Road Race that has seen the likes of Tour de France winner Laurent Fignon. This area is and has been the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the TIMEX team and the hometown of former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.
GRAN FONDO PRICING
|Until January 4, 2019||$115||$95||$60|
|Jan 5 - Mar 4, 2019||$120||$100||$65|
|Mar 5 - Mar 19, 2019||$140||$125||$85|
|Mar 20 through Event Day||$175||$155||$110|
COURSE MAPS & TIMED SEGMENTS
DOWNLOADABLE COURSE MAPS
FREE Saturday Time Trial: 21 miles with 2 time sections
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.
Details for Time Trial on Saturday 3/23/19
A time bonus in the Gran Fondo will be awarded to EVERY TT participant.
1st place: 30”
2nd place: 20”
3nd place: 15”
all others: 10”
TT riders must complete packet pick up and start the Time Trial between 2pm and 3pm
TT riders will be started on a “show-and-go” schedule. Meaning once a rider checks- in they can then proceed, when ready, to the TT start deck and will be cued for take-off.
TT riders can get their timing chip near the TT start deck.
TT riders must declare themselves “Aero” or “Merckx”
Section 1 will be a ramp start. Section 2 will be a foot down start.
We will do podiums for Overall-M/F Top 3 and Merckx-M/F.
NO DRAFTING ALLOWED! This is an individual time trial.
TIMED SEGMENT MAPS AND PROFILES
Time Section #1; Counts for 100 and 55 riders
Time Section #2; Counts for 100 riders only
Time Section #3; Counts for 100, 55, and 35 riders
Time Section #4; Counts for 100 riders only
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.
DAY OF GRAN FONDO SCHEDULE
This event raises funds for Pasco County SRO Explorer Program. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is composed of two squads that provide law enforcement services to schools countywide. The SRO Explorer Program provides services for those aged 14-21
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.
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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.
There are timed sections along the route. As you approach the timed 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 and determine placement. 100 mile has 4 timed sections; 55 mile has 2 timed sections; 35 mile has 1 timed section. You can view all the details for timed section with 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
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