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Gran Fondo San Diego

April 05, 2020 · San Diego, CA

Distance: 105 miles, 34 Miles, 56 Miles

The 12th Annual Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego – San Diego’s Finest Cycling Event! 

Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque water front. Held in beautiful Downtown San Diego, the two-day festival features a mass-start, timed Gran Fondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, The Bike & Fitness Expo with guest speakers and bike, health and fitness clinics. Challenging and inspiring routes, outstanding Campagnolo ride support,  delicious food on course, followed by an Itialian Feast at the Finish.

The Party — You will be cheered into the finish line, awarded your medal, and ushered into enjoy the Fantastic Finish celebration with live music, bike valet, Special Guest speakers, Italian Pasta Fest, Beer Garden, and a well-deserved massage. Open to all levels of cyclists with 4 Route Options: 101, 60, 34, 20 Miles. No matter which your distance you choose, you will be Rewarded with the Full GranFondo Experience!

What is a GranFondo? – Gran Fondos are designed for everyone. Whether you are an experienced cyclist wanting to push your own limits, or you are someone new to riding and want to ride at your own pace, The Gran Fondo San Diego has a perfect ride and group for you! Gran Fondo is an Italian term which very loosely translates to “Big Ride”  Mechanical support, SAG support, with food  and refreshments during, and post ride. Think of the ride as a big rolling party!


Our classic 102-mile Gran Fondo Route includes the “Great Western Loop”, a San Diego favorite that cruises through East County’s backcountry and climbs to a maximum elevation of 2,600 ft. The Gran Fondo Route boasts 6,000 cumulative feet of elevation gain, the Honey Springs Climb, and five well-stocked aid stations.  view map 


The Medio Fondo Route stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the San Diego backcountry and Otay Lakes in Chula Vista. In terms of both distance and elevation gain (2,400 ft), the Medio Fondo is well-balanced between the longer and shorter route options. It offers three well-stocked aid stations.  view map 


By popular demand, we offer the 34-mile Piccolo Fondo Route. Designed for riders who want a Gran Fondo experience, yet prefer a shorter riding distance, this route features a flat-to-rolling course with two well-stocked aid stations and just 1,200 total feet of climbing.  view map   


 GranFondos are more fun together and we have a way to get all your friends & family involved. We have a short flat “Fun Fondo” 20 mile option for You, your friends and family that want to experience the Fun of a Granfondo but may want to ride a shorter distance. All rides start in Little Italy at the same time, but the Fun Fondo start is in the rear so you don’t have to worry about being fast or group riding.

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