What is a Gran Fondo? “Gran Fondo” means “Big Ride” in Italian. Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events – not races – that are immensely popular in Italy. Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists. All abilities are welcome! Some cyclists enter for the challenge and satisfaction of making it to the finish line; others want to push themselves and their friends!
Choose the full 102-mile Gran Fondo or the shorter 59-mile or 29-mile distances. All riders finish at Richmond Raceway Complex. Plan on joining us for the entire day because we'll celebrate your accomplishment with a big ol' feast at the raceway afterwards! It’s an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride.
PLEASE NOTE: The updates to the 102-mile and 59-mile courses have caused both courses to increase in distance by approximately 4 miles. This also includes a longer distance between the aid station at Victory Christian Church (Mile 49) and the aid station at Bethany Baptist Church (now Mile 67). You can see the specific updates at our course description & cue sheet page. Please plan accordingly.
Here are the basics. For more complete event info, visit our Event Details page.
|102-mile||59-mile||29-mile||Youth 14 & under|
|Through August 15||$95||$85||$75||$30|
|August 16 - September 15||$105||$95||$80||$35|
|September 16 - October 2||$115||$105||$85||$40|
|Walk up registration, Oct. 4 & 5||$125||$115||$95||$50|
Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2.
- Finisher Event T-shirt
- Finisher medal
- Chip timing
Post-race celebration (includes lunch/dinner, a complimentary beer or soft drink, and live entertainment)**
- Please be sure to bring your ID to the post-race festival.
- Traffic control along route
- Food/hydration stations every 10-15 miles
- SAG support
** Meal ($15) and drink tickets ($5) will be available for purchase to non-participants on-site at Richmond Raceway Complex the day of the event.
Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year.
- Click here to register
- During the registration process, participants will choose either the 102-mile, 59-mile or 29-mile course.
To ensure the smoothest and safest start possible, starting corrals will be organized based on the participant’s estimated mph pace. Please choose one of the following options during the registration process:
- 20+ mph
- 18-20 mph
- 15-17 mph
- Under 15 mph
For more complete event info, visit our Event Details page.