Highlands Gran Fondo

June 06, 2021 - Butler, New Jersey, USA

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!

BENEFICIARY

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Patriots’  Path Council, #358

Highlands Gran Fondo

 
Routes: 35, 60, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)
 
What's Included?

Parking:
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.

Aid Stations:
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.

Bathrooms:
Aid-Station will have bathrooms.

Timing Chips:
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

Prize / Race Categories

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

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
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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