The FIRST TRUE Gran Fondo in the Caribbean
Join us on February 15th, 2015 for a race through the tropical island of Puerto Rico that you will never forget. The Gran Fondo will take you from the cosmopolitan area of our Capital of San Juan straight into the deep, lush, green mountains, until reaching the highest town plaza in Puerto Rico: Aibonito. Scouted several times by Puerto Rico 360, this course will no doubt expose you to spectacular views of this Caribbean paradise. You will ride through miles of mountain roads, which stretch across the 'cordillera central', as you push yourself through the island's challenging 'cuestas' (hills).
GET READY-- this will be a truly challenging and competitive race with an international bunch of amazing athletes ready to conquer the island. Our invited participants are from over 36 countries!
Join us in this inaugural edition and come explore the tropical island of Puerto Rico, where you can find local exotic hideaways, miles of white sandy beaches, rain forests, bioluminescent bays, colonial architecture, and many other natural wonders. In addition to the natural splendours, you will find yourself surrounded by warm friendly people and exquisite food.
REGISTRATION OPENS: may 15, 2014 (1000 spaces available)
Date of Event: Sunday, February 15, 2015
'Gran Fondo': 83 miles, 7728 ft.
'Medio Fondo': 59 miles, 4529 ft.
'Piccolo Fondo': 43 miles, 3057 ft.
Read more about the courses here»
Our official jersey is a race fit, full color, full zipper, three rear pocket, beautiful jersey manufactured by DubyaEm Cycling Wear.
A gran fondo has been described as ... "a marathon for cyclists. It is not a “big ride” and it doesn’t mean you listen to the Italian anthem at the start line. It’s an event where you get a chance to take on a cycling challenge, like runners and triathletes have done for decades over long distances, without stopping at stop signs or traffic lights."
Others have described a Gran Fondo as a mass participation cycling event. These have enjoyed incredible popularity in Europe for decades and are beginning to gain momentum in North America and beyond. <continue