CLIMB TO NEW JERSEY’S HIGHEST POINT
The hilly Highlands region outside of Butler features great climbs and ascends to the highest point in New Jersey. A great event for all-around cyclists who can power up short climbs and still have the energy to push the pace in a group.
JUST 30 MINUTES FROM NEW YORK CITY
This ride from Butler, New Jersey is a great way to experience the landscape outside the New York City metro area. With remarkably quiet country roads, shady tree canopies, and a downtown start/finish/party at High Point Brewery, this beautiful and challenging ride is well worth the trip. The Gran Route crosses the Appalachian trail eight time and showcases some spectacular It’s hard to believe riding this good is located so close to the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
FUN & SUPPORTIVE ATMOSPHERE
With proximity to huge cycling communities in New York and New Jersey, the Highlands Gran Fondo attracts a large and diverse peloton of competitive, supportive, and fun-loving cyclists of all ability levels. A great opportunity to make a family visti to NYC and get in some great riding!
SAFETY AND SUPPORT
Ride with confidence on the marked and marshaled course, supported by law enforcement, safety motos, mechanic and sag vehicles, and staffed feed stations. Celebrate a great day at the finish line party with locally-sourced fresh food, cold beer, live music, and our famous Prize Raffle at High Point Brewery!
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Butler High School 38 Bartholdi Ave, Butler, NJ 07405. Parking regulations will be enforced- Do not park in restricted parking areas you will be fined if you are in violation of parking. There is lots of space at the school and it’s close to the start finish area. Please park at the school.
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going
There will be 4 aid stations along the 100 mile route, 2 on the 64mi, and 1 on the 25mi (about every 20-25 miles). Each aid station will be fully stocked with Water, HEED drink mix, Hammer Gel, Endurolytes, Endurolyte Fizz, Bananas, PB&J Sandwiches, Cookies & Chips and more.
Aid-Station will have bathrooms.
You must have your 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.
Post Race Food & Beverage for a fun recovery
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