Gran Fondo Asheville

July 18, 2021 - Asheville, North Carolina, USA

THE GRAN FONDO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The 2021 Gran Fondo Asheville will include the 2021 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship. Athletes must qualify for a starting position, and will start in their own wave. 

The 2021 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship event will be held at Gran Fondo Asheville. To compete in the National Championship category riders must qualify (see below). Riders do not need to qualify to participate in Gran Fondo Asheville, all normal Gran Fondo Asheville routes (Gran, Medio, Piccolo) are open to all riders to register and do not require qualification.  There is a separate start time for USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship participants, they will start 30 minutes prior to the Gran Fondo Asheville riders.  

VIBRANT DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE

Experience Asheville, North Carolina, Lonely Planet’s top U.S. travel destination in 2017. Asheville’s vibrant downtown is a hub for artists, musicians, renowned chefs, craft brewers and distillers. The area also features the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, and outdoor opportunities like hiking on the Appalachian Trail and water sports on the French Broad River.

USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship

 
Routes: 30, 60, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
What's Included?

Aid Stations:
Fully stocked aid stations and SAG support to keep you going. There will be 3 aid stations along the 100 mile, 2 on the 60mile, and 1 on the 30 mile route. Each aid station will be fully stocked with great products from Ingles Markets and Hammer Nutrition. Water, HEED energy drink, Hammer Gel, Endurolyte Fizz, Bananas, PB&J Sandwiches, Cookies, Chips and Pretzels, Apple, Oranges, BonkBreaker Energy Chews and Energy Bars.

Bathrooms:
Aid-Station will have bathrooms.

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
Awards and Prizes for Gran Route winners
Awards and Prizes for Medio and Piccolo winners

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
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
Strava KOM
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
 
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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