Gran Fondo Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
Sunday July 23, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 AM

Brought to you by GFNCS and benefitting Friends of the Smokies

500 Rider Limit – Register Now!

Register today and support Friends of the Smokies
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This event  raises funds for Friends of the Smokies

Pre-Race Details and what you need to know for the event


Discover alluring Asheville, from the unique perspective of your handlebars.

Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Gran Fondo Asheville, a fun and festive ride on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Road cyclists will take in the natural beauty of Western North Carolina as they cruise along a well-marked course with the option to push themselves for brief timed periods, competing to win. Beginner and avid cyclists alike will find challenging rides to meet their individual goals with courses covering 30-, 60- and 100-mile journeys.  Gran Fondo Asheville is a part of the Giordana Gran Fondo National Championship Series (GFNCS) and benefits Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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 the River Arts District at New Belgium Brewing Company 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 New Belgium Brewing Company; where you can enjoy the music, vendors, massage therapists, and of course– food and beer!

Sunset and B&W + Date (1)

Ride with your friends | Race with your friends
GFNCS and Friends of the Smokies welcome riders of all abilities to join
Gran Fondo Asheville

3 Distances to choose from:
Gran Route (100 mi), Medio Route (60 mi), Piccolo Route (30 mi)
4 Timed Sections in the Gran Route – Best Combined Time Wins
Custom “Race Winner” jerseys for all Gran Route age group winners
Cash Purse and Prizes for Gran Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners
No racing license required
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery

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Highlands-Asheville pricing

*Event T-Shirt included only for registrations received before 7/13/16



Post race food and beverages served up 

Packet pick up: Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush

Saturday  7/22/17, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM;  New Belgium Brewing Company 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806

Sunday 7/23/17, 5:45 AM to 7:15 AM;   New Belgium Brewing Company 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806 (at race Start Finish area)

Post ride meal provided by Ingels Market


Reserve your accommodations now at Gran Fondo Asheville’s Host Hotel
Be sure to use the code GRF to save on your stay.

Frankie Andreu, the official announcer for Gran Fondo Asheville, will host a talk along with Q&A on July 22nd at 6:30PM. Come and hear from 9 time Tour de France rider and 2 time Olympian about the sport covering topics from when he first started racing to dealing with the teams and riders from the media side of things. A fun entertaining and informative talk to get you ready for your ride in Asheville.
Location & Schedule: our host hotel Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville 1 Resort Drive, Asheville, NC 28806 July 22nd at 6:30PM.

Pre-Race Details