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GRAN FONDO MARYLAND, (2017 Gran Fondo National Championship)

Frederick, MD, Sun Sep 17, 2017

Presented by Gran Fondo National Championship Series, LLC
  • Online Registration Deadline: Saturday, Sep 16, 2017 at 12:00 NOON ET

Select Your Category

Category Distance Fee
Gran Route 100 Miles
Gran Route 100 Miles 100 miles $115
Medio Route 60 Miles
Medio Route 60 Miles 60 miles $95
Piccolo Route 30 miles
Piccolo Route 30 miles 30 miles $65
Tandems any distance
Tandems any distance $125
No awards unless three or more ride the same distance

Event Items

Event beneficiary: Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP)?Would you like to donate to our event beneficiary the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP)?
Options Amount
closed Donation
GFNCS Series JerseyUse this to purchase a GFNCS Series jersey. These will be delivered pre-event at the check in. For Series apparel (this item) you can switch sizes, for event specific apparel the size you order is final.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed X-Small x $65.00
closed Small x $65.00
closed Medium x $65.00
closed Large x $65.00
closed X-Large x $65.00
closed XX-Large x $65.00
GFNCS Series Bib-ShortsUse this to purchase a GFNCS Series Bib-Shorts. These will be delivered pre-event at the check in. For Series apparel (this item) you can switch sizes, for event specific apparel the size you order is final.
Options Quantity Price Each
closed X-Small x $70.00
closed Small x $70.00
closed Medium x $70.00
closed Large x $70.00
closed X-Large x $70.00
closed XX-Large x $70.00

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Event Open to All, 

GRAN FONDO MARYLAND
2017 Gran Fondo National Championship

Frederick, MD
September 17, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 AM

Event Open to All from Beginner to Elite

Benefiting: Student Homelessness Initiative (SHIP) of Frederick County

 

3 Loops to Choose From: 100 mile, 60 mile, 30 mile

 Event Open to All

4 Timed Sections in the 100 mile loop – Best Combined Time Wins

Age Group Categories

Cash Purse, Awards, and Winners jerseys for Gran Route Age Group

Awards & Prizes for 60 mile and 30 mile winners

This is a 2017 Gran Fondo National Championship Series® event

Ride with your friends, Race with your friends

Fully Stocked Aid Stations to keep you going

Come Challenge Yourself

Price 

*Event T-Shirt included only for registrations received before 9/7/17
 

Check-in & Packet Pick Up:
Saturday 9/16, 3 PM – 6 PM (Recommended to avoid the rush and enjoy the pre-race fun)
(Frederick Visitor Center 151 S East St, Frederick, MD 21701)
Sunday 9/17, 5:30 AM – 7:15 AM (Frederick Visitor Center 151 S East St, Frederick, MD 21701)

Address of Start/Finish: 
Frederick Visitor Center 151 S East St, Frederick, MD 21701
8:00AM Start, riders must be at start line at 7:45AM for race briefing

What does the price of your entry include?

  • Traffic control
  • T-Shirt included for registrations received more than 10 day's in advance of event date
  • Fully stocked aid stations with energy product and food
  • Four Timed Sections (requires over $100,000 in contracted timing equipment).This amount of equipment could time six standard races or two triathlons. It takes a lot of technical equipment to time this event. 
  • Post-race food, beverage, and entertainment
  • Goody-bag with various swag items
  • Finisher medal for all Gran Route Finishers
  • Awards for age-group placement 
  • Chance to win Cash and Prizes for placement
  • Chance to win raffle prizes
  • The enjoyment of riding an amazing cycling route

Book Your accommodation at our Host Hotel
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate of $109 USD per night:
Fairfield Inn & Suites Frederick, 5220 Westview Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
(301) 631-2000

Course Description 

Gran Fondo National Championship, Frederick, MD.  Course Description: After starting in historic downtown Frederick Maryland, the 100 mile 2014 Gran Fondo National Championship loop will climb 10,561 feet through several different state parks, municipal forests, protected watersheds, and the Catoctin Mountain National Park.  Riders will travel north through rolling farmland before entering the Frederick Municipal Forest where the first timed section will gain over 1000’ on a 3.5 mile climb. At the top riders will be able to relax and enjoy the cool mountain forest as the course continues north towards the second timed section that climbs another 1000 feet over three miles through the Catoctin Mountain National Park. The course then descends to the bottom of the park forest and winds between ridges for 16 miles before the 3.5 mile false flat climb of the third timed section through the Emmitsburg Watershed.  Enjoy the fresh air coming off of Turkey Creek as you hit the halfway point of the race.  Riders will be greeted by a steady seven mile climb that peaks out at almost 1800’ before delivering riders to a welcome 30 mile stretch of untimed road that travels along the contours of South Mountain range. Harp Hill may be less than two miles long, but it will have some of the steepest consistent grades, this was a KOM in the national classic Tour DuPont! Save some for this brute at the 83 mile marker, and be sure you have a little left over for the last four mile timed section.  It’s not just the length that will hurt, but the 18 degree pitches that’ll make you glad to be almost home and looking forward to a cool drink at the finish line.  From the top it’s nearly a ten mile descent back into the host city Frederick! Enjoy! About Frederick, Maryland:Located within an hour of Washington DC, Baltimore MD, and Gettysburg PA, Frederick is truly near the heart of American history. From mining for gold to a major crossroads of the Civil War the region has filled many chapters in the story of this country. Chartered by German immigrants in 1748, Frederick sits on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains and has continued a strong agricultural culture while still serving as a home base for many commuters working in other metropolitan areas. The result is a city that has the distinct flavor of country living with a thriving downtown full of exceptional restaurants, small breweries, first class shopping, and a bit of nightlife. Carroll Creek runs through the center of town where visitors can sit on its banks and enjoy a summer breeze. In Frederick you’ll find many hotels, small inns, and multiple bed and breakfast establishments for travelers to choose from. Take a couple extra days to explore the town and it’s surrounding highlights.