COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 17, 2018) – PRESS RELEASE – The Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS), the largest series of Gran Fondo events in the USA with a nationwide calendar of 13 events, today announced the addition of the Cache Gran Fondo to its 2018 calendar, bringing GFNS estimated attendance to nearly 10,000 riders. Located in the beautiful northern Utah mountain setting of Cache Valley Utah, the Cache Gran Fondo offers open roads, clean air and a cycling-friendly community. The event is always held on the second Saturday in July which in 2018 is July 14th.
Named one of the Top Gran Fondos in North America in 2018 by Gran Fondo Guide, the Cache Gran Fondo takes place at 4,500 feet above sea-level in a beautiful mountain valley in Northern Utah. The event offers four routes of 38, 50, 70 and 100 miles. All participants who finish the event receive a big and ‘blingy’ finisher’s medal, along with a light breakfast, lunch from one of five different vendors, and well-stocked support stations. The event also offers thousands in prizes for competitive and non-competitive categories.
“Cache Valley is on the border of Northern Utah and Southern Idaho, and the topography is mostly flat farmland, surrounded by majestic 4,000 to 5,000-foot peaks,” explains race director and event organizer, Troy Oldham. “The popularity of the ride has really grown, and we believe some of the main reasons are the beautiful scenery, wide-open roads and clean mountain air.”
The GFNS nearly doubled the series’ number of events and tripled the number of riders in 2018, following a strategic partnership with Haute Route, the most prestigious multi-day event series for amateur cyclists worldwide. GFNS will continue to work with Haute Route to grow the sport in the United States.
“We’re thrilled to add this popular Western US event, the Cache Gran Fondo, to the GFNS calendar,” said GFNS Series Director Reuben Kline. “Our growth this year has been impressive with nearly double the total number of events from 2017 and we’ll continue to look at ways to grow amateur cycling opportunities in the U.S. with our partners at Haute Route.”
“As a partner of the Gran Fondo National Series, Haute Route is proud to offer special benefits to the riders of the Cache Gran Fondo,” explains Alain Lambert, Executive Chairman of Haute Route in North America. “These benefits are detailed on the Cache Gran Fondo registration page and will expire on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:00pm MST or when registration gets to 1500, whichever comes first, so don’t wait to sign up.”
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FULL GFNS CALENDAR 2018
March 3-4 – Malibu GRANFONDO (Malibu, California)
March 24-25 – Gran Fondo Florida (San Antonio, Florida)
May 5-6 – Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo (Helen, Georgia)
June 3 – Highlands Gran Fondo (Butler, New Jersey)
July 14 – Cache Gran Fondo (Logan, Utah)
July 22 – Gran Fondo Asheville (Asheville, North Carolina)
August 5 – Bluewater International Gran Fondo (Sarnia, Ontario)
August 4 – Tour de Big Bear/HC Gran Fondo (Big Bear Lake, California)
August 4-5 – Boone Gran Fondo (Boone, North Carolina)
August 16-19 – Vermont Challenge (Manchester, Vermont; Stratton, Vermont)
August 26 – Golden Gran Fondo (Golden, Colorado)
September 23 – Gran Fondo Maryland (Frederick, Maryland)
September 29 – Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin (Marin County, California)
For more information, go to www.granfondonationalseries.com.
About the Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS)
The Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS) was established in 2012 as the Gran Fondo National Championship Series by Reuben Kline who has more than 25 years of experience in the cycling industry, including five years as a professional mountain bike racer, 13 years as a full-time race director, and over 22 years as promoter of the Michaux Endurance Series. GFNS is comprised of 13 European-style rides staged across the United States and Canada. Part personal challenge, part serious competition, the GFNS leads riders through country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery on some of the most beautiful courses in North America. For more information, or to register for an event, go to www.granfondonationalseries.com.
About the 7th Annual Cache Gran Fondo
Named one of the Top Gran Fondo in North America in 2018 by Gran Fondo Guide, the Cache Gran Fondo is always held on the 2nd Saturday in July, and provides a mostly-flat course, (except for a hill challenge in each), through one of northern Utah's best-kept cycling secrets, Cache Valley, Utah. Many riders register for their first century, the challenge of a 50-miler, a new 38 and 70+ mile route, or as a training ride for bigger regional events like Ultimate Challenge and LOTOJA. 2018 7th Annual Cache Gran Fondo: July 14, 2018. Logan, Utah
For more information, go to http://www.cachegranfondo.com/ to learn more about the ride.