The Gran Fondo New York offers riders a challenging route with 100+ miles and 8,000 feet of climbing, including a climb up Bear Mountain. The ride is in the style of European cyclosportives, which is not a race, but includes a number of timed climbs and prizes for the fastest cyclists. More details at GranFondoNY.com.
More info and registration details:
Gran Fondo New York starts with a bang on the world’s most travelled bridge, George Washington Bridge, exclusively closed for you. Enjoy magnificent views of Manhattan during this once in a lifetime car free stint. Following Hudson upstream on rural roads and through scenic towns, riders will compete against each other and themselves on a timed climbs which will count towards the King and Queen of Mountain competition. The featured climb of the event and Cima Coppi (highest point of the ride) is the nearly four mile climb up to Bear Mountain in Harriman State Park. After descending, the course will wind its way back, hitting two more timed climbs before finishing in Weehawken with stunning NYC views.
The total ride distance is approximately 110 miles/177k and the elevation gain is 8,500ft/2,800m.
Click on the map for the 2012 route in detail. The 2013 route will be similar but also contain a few improvements. Please stay tuned for more information. Thanks for your patience while we work with towns and agencies to build the perfect route for everyone involved.
What is the entry fee for 2013?
$190 until May 27
$220 until September 30
$235 until November 30
$250 until January 31
$265 until March 31
$280 until May 12
$300 at the expo