NEW FOR 2021! The Virginia's Blue Ridge Gran Fondo will be part of the Gran Fondo National Series. Participants in the Mountain Ride will be eligible to receive points which will be used to calculate a national series winner in each age group. In addition, all riders will experience chip timed segments on each route and we'll have age group awards.
Start/Finish: Courthouse Square, 1 West Main Street, Fincastle, VA 24090 **Map of parking areas**
Just north of Roanoke and only a few minutes from I-81, the start/finish is in "downtown" Fincastle, the county seat of Botetourt County, which celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2020. Come experience the local charm and the cool vibes of this historic village. The post-ride gathering will be at 1772 Rooftop on Main.
The Ride: The Virginia's Blue Ridge Gran Fondo will feature three different routes -- 33, 45, and 75 miles. Each route has been carefully cafted to showcase Botetourt County's rich scenic beauty and it's warm & welcoming communities. Riders will enjoy the area's natural beauty including the rolling terrain, open farmland, forested mountains, and the James River. Each route will also feature memorable aid stations and charming small towns. This ride will NOT be timed from start to finish. Each route will have several sections that will be chip timed. Ride these sections hard if you want to, then regroup after. You'll still be able to stop and relax at all the aid stations.