June 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM; Golden, Colorado
We reserve the right to combine categories
Golden Gran Fondo
June 23rd, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 AM
500 Person Field Limit
Register now to avoid price increases.
Current price after May 1st increase: $105, $85, $55
Price increases next on June 1st
Must register by 6/16/13 to receive an event T-shirt
This is a 2013 Gran Fondo National Championship SeriesSM event
Event Open to All
4 Timed Sections – Best Combined Time Wins
Prizes for 90 mile overall and age group winners
Awards for 60 mile and 20 mile winners
Fully stocked aid stations to keep you going
Ride with your friends, Race with your friends
“Come Challenge Yourself”
The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers some of the longest timed sections and most challenging terrain of any gran fondo. The rider with the fastest combined time through each designated section will have truly earned their victory.
Packet pick up: (Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush)
Saturday Registration 6/22/13, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM; American Mountaineering Museum 710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401; Main entrance on 10th St.
Sunday Event 6/23/13, 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM; Parfet Park 719 10th St Golden, CO 80401
Golden Gran Fondo 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 with an ascent up Lookout Mountain, the start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Lookout Mountain, offers spectacular views across the Front Range Mountains, down on the city of Golden and the Coors Beer brewery. The course then continues it 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). 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 14,000 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!