FAQ

Are there any prizes for the winners of the Cascade Gran Fondo Ride?

Yes, awards will be given to the three male and top three female finishers of the Full Gran Fondo Route from our fantastic event sponsors, including SRM power units and cranks for the first place finishers.

What type of goodies will be given away in the raffle for participants and volunteers?

Prizes from our sponsors and signed jerseys from Chris will all be given away during the event.

What percentage of the fundraising goes to the three organizations listed (World Bicycle Relief, MBSEF, and LIVESTRONG)?

100% of all donations go directly to these three great organizations. 

Will Chris Horner be at the event?

Chris will be participating in all three events and will be around all weekend to visit with participants and visitors.

What are the dates for the 2013 Cascade Gran Fondo weekend?

The 2013 Cascade Gran Fondo will be held from August 2-4, 2013.

When is ride registration and packet pick-up?

On site registration and packet pickup will be held at the Athletic Club of Bend on August 3rd, from 1-4 pm. Day of registration will also be available at the Start/Finish line, starting at 7:00 am and continuing until 8:30 am prior to the start at 9 am.

When does the Cascade Gran Fondo ride begin?

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 2 pm, along with the general drawings for prizes throughout the afternoon.  All who participate for the ride or volunteer will be eligible for the drawing - winners need not be present to win.  

How do I get to the Cascade Gran Fondo ride Start/Finish area?

The Start/Finish area will be at the Mount Bachelor ski area parking lot. 

What are the housing options for the Cascade Gran Fondo?

There are numerous hotels in the area, but there are also many vacation rental homes in Bend that are a great option for groups.