2017 Gran Fondo Tehachapi

Gran Fondo Tehachapi

September 16 2023
Tehachapi, California, USA
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Distances: 18, 38, 60, 85, 104 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 2,000 or less Participants

The Tehachapi Gran Fondo is a long distance, mass start road cycling event. It will contain multiple routes ranging from 18-104 miles so that all types of riders can participate.  Our Gran Fondo will be an annual tradition imitating the Italian theme and participation is open to recreational and amateur cyclists. The Tehachapi Gran Fondo will be a festive one in which there are large cycling expos and with a mass Italian themed pasta feed for participants. There are only a few Gran Fondos currently taking place in California in places like San Luis Obispo, Orange County, Monterey, Tahoe, etc. We are working with the Kern County Board of Trade and our Tehachapi Gran Fondo could become a premier Kern County event, drawing thousands of participants. 

While the event is not officially a race, it is timed so that participants can compete for fastest times in their age category and on certain climbs.  It’s important to us that the Tehachapi Gran Fondo not be a cycling event only, but that an entire event weekend. The Tehachapi Gran Fondo is much more about experience than the cycling event itself. We will take riders through beautiful routes that showcase our areas scenic beauty and points of interest. Participants will wear a timing chip that records how long it takes them to complete the course.

For those of you who will be riding in the Tehachapi GranFondo, we hope you will stay and enjoy part of the afternoon upon your finish. Our FREE BIKE VALET service will watch over your bike while you enjoy lunch on us (as part of your registration) and participate in the festivities. Wash the road dirt off with a glass of cold beer and kick back to live music. With activities for all ages, invite your friends and family to join you to celebrate your completion of the Tehachapi GranFondo. We hope to see you there!


Kaiser Permanente TeamDescent throuth the largest wind park in the USLehigh Southwest TeamTehachapi GranFondo StartKHS Cyclist Cory Lockwood leading the pack.
Start Located At: Tehachapi, California
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661 822-2200 ext121
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An incredible day of riding along some of southern California’s greatest mountain terrain with hundreds of other riders
A chance to meet and ride with professional cyclists
A Tehachapi GranFondo custom Jersey (Deadline July 7th) or Tech-Tee (After July 7th)
Swag bag filled with all kinds of goodies (to the first 1500 riders)
Rest stops packed with healthy snacks and hydration along each course
Roaming SAG vehicles to provide mechanical support if needed
A delicious lunch upon your finish
Enjoy our post-ride Tehachapi GranFondo Festival, featuring DJ music, local beer and wine, vendors, and more!

Prize / Race Categories

KOM & QOM - $500

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Free Training Rides
Course Timing
Section Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
1 Hill Climbs