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Delaware Gran Fondo

May 17 2020
Wilmington, Delaware, USA

The Brandywine Valley offers some of the best cycling terrain on the East Coast

Experience one of the most scenic cycling routes in the U.S. as the Wilmington Grand Prix’s 9th Annual Delaware Gran Fondo offers cyclists the unique opportunity to traverse a challenging 100-kilometer course linked by 13 cultural attractions, including stunning rides through world-class institutions such as Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Museum & Gardens and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. The Delaware Gran Fondo will allow cyclists the rare privilege of passing through these attractions on the same ride. In 2018, riders from 15 states and four countries, including Australia, Great Britian and Canada, participated in Delaware's premier ride.

A Media Fondo (65-kilometer course) and Piccolo Fondo (55-kilometer on mostly flat course) are also offered. 

The Wilmington Grand Prix Gran Fondo is 100km (62 miles) long. The Media Fondo is 50km (31 miles) long.

Participants will receive a police escort to start and police support at key intersections. Rider welcome packet including a commemorative Tshirt, USA Cycling rider insurance, course marking, four aid stations, post-ride BBQ with craft beer, raffle prizes, bike valet service at festivities and more. Medals to all riders who complete the Gran Fondo. Two timed climbs for age-group prizes in Gran Fondo only.

Riders must be 16 or older to participate.

Start time: 6:30am registration; Ride begins @ 8am sharp

Ride begins and ends at Delaware Art Museum. Post-ride party in Delaware Art Museum Sculpture Garden.

RIDER PACKET PICKUP:   Bibs and timing will be distributed at registration beginning 6:30am. Welcome packets will be distributed to riders at finish line after they have completed the course of their choice.

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Routes: 15, 50, 65, 100 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 600
What's Included?

USAC insurance
four fully-stocked rest stops
complimentary gourmet ice cream
welcome bag

Medals to all Fondo finishers

age-group prizes and awards

Swag bag to all rides.
Two timed climbs with age-group prizes
Post-ride BBQ with craft beer and giveaways.

Packet Pickups

Packets will be presented to you along with medals, etc. upon completion of your ride.

Prize / Race Categories

Two timed climbs for age-group prizes in Gran Fondo only

Medals for all Gran Fondo finishers. 

Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Finishing Medals
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Two Hill Climbs
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware
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