Gran Fondo Florida

March 21, 2021 - San Antonio, Florida, USA

FLORIDA’S HARDEST GRAN FONDO

Arguably the “easiest” event of the Gran Fondo National Series based on total elevation gain, but with nonstop rolling hills it’s the hardest gran fondo in Florida and rewards riders who can work well in groups.

SUNNY CENTRAL FLORIDA LOCATION

San Antonio is small town in central Florida, surrounded by picturesque horse farms and orange groves. The quiet roads are great for cycling and it’s conveniently located one hour north of Tampa and 90 minutes west of Orlando. Come in early or extend your stay to visit the beaches in Tampa and St Petersburg, or the Walt Disney World theme park in Orlando.

FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE

Gran Fondo Florida is the center of attention in San Antonio, closing down Main Street for our start, finish and post-ride party! Spend the day working together on the road and then swap stories with new and old friends over great food, cold beer, and live music.

Stay for the famous Gran Fondo National Series Raffle!

HAPPY HOUR

Join us and get to know your fellow riders for a Happy Hour at Flint Creek Outfitters in Dade City from 6:30-7:30 PM on Saturday. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

SAFETY & SUPPORT

Enjoy the convenience of early packet pickup and happy hour at Flint Creek Outfitters in nearby Dade City. Ride with confidence on the marked and marshaled course, supported by law enforcement, safety motos, mechanic and sag vehicles, as well as feed stations staffed through local youth police program.

Beneficiary

This event raises funds for Pasco County SRO Explorer Program. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is composed of two squads that provide law enforcement services to schools countywide. The SRO Explorer Program provides services for those aged 14-21

Gran Fondo Florida

 
Routes: 35, 55, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)
 
What's Included?

Aid Stations:
There will be four aid stations along the 100 mile route; two on the 55mi, and one on the 35 mile route (35mi will also have mini-aid with only water, Heed, and Hammer Gel). Each of the other aid station will be fully stocked with: Water, Heed, Hammer Gel, Endurolyte Fizz, Bananas, PB&J Sandwiches, Cookies, Chips and Pretzels, and other snacks.

Bathrooms:
Aid-Stations will have bathrooms.  Please use bathrooms.  One of the biggest local complaints is cyclists peeing on the side of the road.  Please help our reputation and use porta-johns.

Timing Chips:
All riders must have timing chips installed on race morning.
You will be issued a timing chip, if you do not return the timing chip you will be charged $100. Race numbers must be mounted on your back right side and be easily readable.

Route Navigation:
The route will be very well marked; however, we suggest you get the RideWithGPS App and load the route to your smart phone or GPS.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Strava KOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Four Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
 
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