The 2013 Cascade Gran Fondo event will run from August 2-4, 2013, in Bend, Oregon, and will be hosted by Team RadioShack-Nissan-Trek professional cyclist, Chris Horner, winner of the 2011 Tour of California, 2012 Olympian and Bend resident. Gran Fondo participants will be exploring the best of Central Oregon, with spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains. In addition to the ride, there will also be two other events throughout the weekend - a VIP dinner and an evening of stories, both hosted by Chris Horner. More information on these events will be available in early 2013.
Routes: There will be three different lengths available, with a 75 mile Full Gran Fondo, a 53 mile Mid Gran Fondo, and a 22 mile Mini Gran Fondo. All three routes will be fully supported with aid stations.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers for the Full Gran Fondo Route! There will be also fantastic giveaways throughout the event for participants, fundraisers, and volunteers.
RIDE REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP: On site registration times will be available at the Athletic Club of Bend on August 3rd from 1-4 pm, as well as at the Start/Finish area starting at 7:00 am on August 4th.
CASCADE GRAN FONDO RIDE INFORMATION: The Gran Fondo rides will begin at 9 am on August 4th. The starts will be staggered for each length, with longer routes starting first. Awards for the top three male and female finishers will be given out at 3 pm, along with the general drawings for prizes. All who participate for the ride or volunteer will be eligible for the drawing - winners need not be present to win.
FUNDRAISING: Each participant also has the option of fundraising for any (or all) of the three organizations being supported by the Cascade Gran Fondo, including the Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, World Bicycle Relief, and LIVESTRONG. 100% of all donations will go to the three organizations.