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Golden Gran Fondo
Key Information

EVENT DATE/LOCATION

June 9, 2019 in Golden, CO

3 ROUTE OPTIONS

Gran Route (91 mi), Medio Route (63 mi), Piccolo Route (20 mi)

TIMED SEGMENT RACING

4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – 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

Based out of beautiful downtown Golden, CO, the Golden Gran Fondo will take racers on a historic circuit through the Rocky Mountains. Beginning in downtown Golden, the start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The course then continues it’s tracing of historical bicycle racing with a long climb towards the continental divide and some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers (Kevin Costner’s classic cycling film that was set in Golden).

More about the course

Upon reaching the scenic Peak to Peak Highway, racers will be treated to high alpine vistas, lung busting ascents, a taste of hard pack dirt road, and a total of 12,000 feet of climbing before returning to downtown Golden where riders can replenish their exhausted bodies but full souls.  This course is sure to test your climbing prowess while treating you to some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes anywhere!

 
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GRAN FONDO PRICING

PRICE PERIOD GRAN MEDIO PICCOLO
Until January 4, 2019$115$95$60
Jan 5 - May 20, 2019$120$100$65
May 21 - Jun 4, 2019$140$125$85
Jun 5 - Event Day$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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TBD


 
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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; 55 mile = 2 timed sections; 20 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 GOLDEN GRAN FONDO

 

LOCAL SPONSORS

In addition to all the national GFNS sponsors, we would like to thank our local sponsors for the Golden Gran Fondo: Golden Bike ToursStevinson Toyota West & Scion, and to all the great bike shops in Golden (Golden Bike Shop, Big Ring Bikes, Peak Cycles, Pedal Pushers Cyclery, C3 Bike Shop, and Boushie Bikes).

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

GRAN FONDO NATIONAL SERIES