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Boone Gran Fondo, GFNCS National Championship Series

Boone, NC, Sun Aug 2, 2015

Presented by Gran Fondo National Championship Series, LLC
  • Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Jul 31, 2015 at 11:45 PM ET

Select Your Category

Category Distance Fee
Gran Route 100 Miles
Gran Route 100 Miles 100 miles $110
Medio Route 55 Miles
Medio Route 55 Miles 55 miles $90
Piccolo Route 20 miles
Piccolo Route 20 miles 20 miles $60

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Boone, NC
August 2, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 AM

In Person Registration is available on Saturday and Sunday at packet pick up:

Packet pick up:

Saturday 8/1/15 - Lost Province Brewing Company 130 N Depot St, Boone, NC 28607 

Sunday 8/2/15 - 164 S Depot St Boone, NC 28607

3 Loops to Choose From: 100 mile, 55 mile, 20 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 

Awards & Prizes for 55 mile and 20 mile winners
This is a 2015 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

Packet pick up:

Saturday 8/1/15 - Lost Province Brewing Company 130 N Depot St, Boone, NC 28607 

Sunday 8/2/15 - 164 S Depot St Boone, NC 28607


*Event T-Shirt included only for registrations received before 7/22/15

Order your event jersey and apparel by clicking the image below


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)
  • 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
  • Chance to win a Specialized Roubaix SL4 Expert or a Specialized Ruby Comp
  • The enjoyment of riding an amazing cycling route

Course Description 

In mid-summer, the High Country of North Carolina enjoys 80-degree temperatures while the surrounding East Coast temperatures hover in the high 90s. August 3rd is a prime time to be in Boone. The Boone Gran Fondo rolls through Appalachian State University and, after just a few turns, climbs beside picturesque Winklers Creek during the first timed section.  

After a short downhill and a climb up the gorgeous Shull's Mill road, the course passes the Blue Ridge Parkway and turns onto Hwy 221. This section of road was hand built in the 1890’s across Grandfather Mountain and served as the Blue Ridge Parkway until the 1980’s. This second timed section is like a paved roller coaster. 

After passing the Grandfather Park entrance, the downhill into Linville is a local favorite stretch of road. The route passes through the Avery County seat, the town of Newland. The back roads of Cow Camp and Squirrel Creek lead to the North Toe River Valley.  Here, riders enjoy a few tranquil moments in the valley before the ascent, and third timed section, on the back of Beech Mountain.  

Another nice downhill waits on the other side. The beautiful Bethel Valley brings riders to a climb to the Tennessee State Line to end the forth timed section.  From here, the route cruises on a very long gradual downhill grade through the valley and communities of Sugar Grove and Valle Crucis before it takes a climb up Laurel Fork and White Oak roads back to the town of Boone.