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Golden Gran Fondo, GFNCS National Championship Series

Golden, CO, Sun Aug 28, 2016

Presented by Gran Fondo National Championship Series, LLC
  • Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Aug 26, 2016 at 11:45 PM ET

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Category Distance Fee
Gran Route 90 Miles
90 miles $100
Medio Route 60 Miles
60 miles $85
Piccolo Route 20 miles
20 miles $55

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Golden Gran Fondo
Golden, Colorado
August 28, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 AM

 Event Open to All from Beginner to Elite

3 loops to choose from: 90 mile, 60 mile, 20 mile

Golden Gran Fondo Named 10 Best by Outside Magazine

4 Timed Sections in the 90 mile loop – Best Combined Time Wins

Age Group Categories

Cash Purse, Awards and Winners Jerseys for Gran Route

Awards & Prizes for 60 mile and 20 mile winners

This is a 2016 Gran Fondo National Championship Series® event

Fully stocked aid stations to keep you going

Ride with your friends, Race with your friends

Come Challenge Yourself


T-Shirt included only for registrations received before 8/18/16

Packet pick up:  (Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush)

Saturday Registration 8/27/16, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Natural Grocers 2401 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401.

Sunday Event 8/28/16, 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM;   Parfet Park 719 10th St Golden, CO 80401

Order your event jersey and apparel by clicking the image below

Golden Gran Fondo Course Description

Based out of beautiful downtown Golden, CO, the Golden Gran Fondo will take racers on a historic circuit through the Rocky Mountains.  Beginning with an ascent up Lookout Mountain, the start of the event traces the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Lookout Mountain, offers spectacular views across the Front Range Mountains, down on the city of Golden and the Coors Beer brewery.  The course then continues it's tracing of historical bicycle racing with a long climb towards the continental divide and some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers (Kevin Costner’s classic cycling film that was set in Golden).  Upon reaching the scenic Peak to Peak Highway, racers will be treated to high alpine vistas, lung busting ascents, a taste of hard pack dirt road, and a total of 14,000 feet of climbing before returning to downtown Golden where riders can replenish their exhausted bodies but full souls.  This course is sure to test your climbing prowess while treating you to some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes anywhere! 


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 Chip 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