Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gran Fondo Racing in the U.S.A. in 2010, Part II

I am trying to maintain a calendar of the growing list of announced gran fondo events in the U.S.A. The following list contains today's announcement of the Echelon Gran Fondo events, an announcement from Ciclosportivo N.A. of November 10th regarding their three planned gran fondos (Boulder Vail, and Steamboat), and the newly announced Sea Otter Classic Gran Fondo (more details in a subsequent entry).

Granfondo Colnago-San Diego (CA): March 7, 2010
Breakaway Ride-Thousand Oaks (CA): April 11, 2010
Gran Fondo Boulder, Boulder (CO): April 11, 2010
Breakaway Ride-Davis (CA): April 25, 2010
Sea Otter Classic Gran Fondo, Laguna Seca (CA): April 17, 2010
Gran Fondo Moab, Moab (UT): May 1, 2010
Echelon Gran Fondo, Napa (CA): May 23, 2010
Gran Fondo Vail, Vail (CO): June 19, 2010
Gran Fondo Centurion Cycling, Boulder (CO): July 17-18, 2010
Granfondo Colnago-Philadelphia (PA): August 8, 2010
Gran Fondo Steamboat, Steamboat (CO): August, 15, 2010
Gran Fondo Centurion Cycling, Madison (WI): August 7-8, 2010
Whistler GranFondo, Vancouver, Canada: September 11, 2010
Gran Fondo Centurion Cycling, Mammoth Lakes (CA): September 11-12, 2010
Univest Cyclosportif, Souderton (PA): September 2010
Echelon Gran Fondo, The Dalles (OR): September 26, 2010
Levi Leipheimer's King Ridge GranFondo, Santa Rosa (CA): October 9, 2010
Granfondo Colnago-Los Angeles, Los Angeles (CA): October 24, 2010

The Univest Cyclosportif (cyclosportif is the French name for the same type of race) would be the oldest event in the U.S. having already had two editions.

Photo: start of the Gran Fondo Campagnolo (2008) in Italy

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  1. I see you're coming August 7-8 to Madison. Are the permits in order? Where's the route? Do you know how pissed off the locals are going to be?

  2. Just FYI. I think the levi Leipheimer GranFondo is Oct. 9.

    I got in then found out my niece's wedding is the same day (back in Philly -- your neck of the woods if I remember correctly. I'm bringing my bike and staying a week!)