Golden Gran Fondo
June 29, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM
This is a 2014 Gran Fondo National Championship SeriesSM event
3 loops to choose from: 90 mile, 60 mile, 20 mile
Event Open to All
4 Timed Sections in 90 Mile Route – 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
Must Register by 5/30/14 to Receive a Complimentary Event Jersey
After 5/30/14 jerseys are not included in price,
price will remain the same until day-of registration.
Price $135, $115, $90
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.
“Come Challenge Yourself”
Packet pick up: (Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush)
Saturday 6/28/14, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM; American Mountaineering Museum 710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401; Main entrance on 10th St.
Sunday 6/29/14, 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 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!