62 or 33 miles of the most beautiful and challenging miles of bicycle riding on the east coast.
Not a race, but competitive in spirit, the Franklin County Gran Fondo will cover everything from high mountain gravel to scenic flat pasture land.
A Gran Fondo(aka Sportive) is a mass participation road ride that includes a few sections that are timed so riders can challenge themselves against other participants.
Because only a few sections of this challenging ride are timed, feel free to stop and enjoy our well stocked aid stations and pace yourself enjoy the stunning views, or just to shake your hands out after an exciting timed gravel descent!
Merchandise prizes for top timed segments will include tasty items baked or fermented in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Three timed segments: all contain gravel or variable surfaces and include climbing and descending.
The ride begins and ends at Chaos Brewing in beauriful Callaway, VA! Follow signs to the correct pasture to park in!
This event is open to all riders, but USAcycling licensees will receive a $10 discount.
62 mile option:
33 mile option: