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Tucson Gran Fondo

Tucson Gran Fondo

March 13 2021
Tucson, Arizona , USA
COVID-19 Status: This event has been postponed.

Ten55 Brewing Co., in conjunction with the Greater Arizona Bicycling Association, Inc. (GABA), will be hosting the second annual Tucson Gran Fondo on March 7, 2020.

Similar to the first Gran Fondo, or “Big Ride”, originating in Italy back in 1970 and now hosted worldwide, the Tucson Gran Fondo will be held with the intent of bringing cyclists of all skill levels and the local community together to celebrate the sport of cycling and to showcase the re-birth of downtown Tucson.

Riders in this year’s non-timed/non-competitive event will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tucson rolling along one of four routes, the 76 mile “Longo", the new 62 mile “Medio/Metric Century”, the 31 mile “Corto” or the new 11 mile “Piccolo/ Fun Ride”.  We have made route improvements from last year’s event in order to provide an even more enjoyable experience as riders will be avoiding many busy intersections and spending more time on Tucson’s famous “Loop”!

All riders will start and finish on Scott between Congress and Broadway.  The Longo ride will start at 8:00 am, the Metric Century at 8:30 am, the Corto at 9:00 am and the Fun Ride at 9:30 am.  Riders may pick up their Gran Fondo packet (t-shirt, wristband, bib number, ride maps, cue sheets, etc…) on the mezzanine of Ten55 Brewing Company on Friday March 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm or at the ride site starting at 7:30 am the day of the ride.  Additionally, all riders will need to conclude their rides by 3:00 pm.  

Afterward friends, family and the general public are invited to join the riders at the Start/Finish line after-party on Scott, between Congress and Broadway, which will run from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.  This year’s afterparty will feature live music from Fifty Shades of Grey Hair and Hey Bucko, games, and a wider variety of delicious food and craft beers provided by Ten55 Brewing Co. There will be event stands to park your bike so riders feel free to bring a change of clothes and change inside Ten55’s restrooms!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association and our new charity for 2020, Wheels for Kids.  In fact, during our after-party, we will be calling upon some of the Gran Fondo riders to participate in a competition to help us assemble some shiny new bicycles for the kids!

Tucson Gran Fondo

Routes: 11, 31, 62, 76 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 500
What's Included?

T-Shirt, 3 Tokens for Food (mostly sausage!!) or Beverages (mostly delicious Ten55 beers!), raffle ticket for Ten55 Merchandise, Donation to the American Diabetes Association

Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Scott and Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85701
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