Gran Fondo: 114 miles with 7,700′ of climbing
Petit Fondo: Same three states, plenty of climbing, but only 57+ miles!
This is the PERFECT time of year to ride in the area. Afternoon temperatures in the mid-70s and lows in the high 50s (which even if it sounds cold doesn’t feel cold in the morning, as it’s so arid here).
The Gran Fondo is a hugely popular and celebrated tradition in the Italian cycling world. Meaning “the big ride” or “the big endurance,” a Gran Fondo is a long distance, timed cycling event (NOT A RACE) that welcomes competitive, amateur and recreational cyclists of all abilities.
The Tri States Gran Fondo is fully supported with at least four feed zones (we call them checkpoints) along the route, roving SAG, and lunch after the ride. All riders will have a timing chip, and results will be posted at the finish line and also on the website.
We know that most folks participate in distance events simply for the pure enjoyment of riding through beautiful scenery with their friends. We also know that some cyclists have a competitive spirit and it’s important for them to have an accurate time to compare to others. So we offer the best of both worlds.
Third stage of the Planet Ultra Triple Crown of Gran Fondos!
For 2013, if you complete both Las Vegas and Zion you’ll receive a discount code for 30% off your Tri States entry.
Complete Tri States and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win free entries to all 3 events the following year.
You’ll also receive a special award for completing all three of these incredibly beautiful and challenging events.
Join the fun! Ride all 3!
While all participants must sign up online, if you have a volunteer to ride credit, use the Race Category/Distance pulldown menu and select that. Please send a copy of your email confirmation with your voucher.