The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers some of the longest timed sections and most challenging terrain of any Gran Fondo. The rider with the fastest combined time through each designated section will have truly earned their victory.
Beneficiary This event raises funds for Pasco County SRO Explorer Program. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is composed of two squads that provide law enforcement services to schools countywide. The SRO Explorer Program provides services for those aged 14-21
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Must register by 3/10/13 to receive an event T-shirt Register now to avoid price increases. Current price: $95, $75, $50
Who says Florida is flat! The Central Florida Gran Fondo race starts and ends at PHCC, centered in the rolling orange groves of PASCO county. The event starts and finishes on College Hill and follows, in part, the proposed Olympic road race course that was part of Tampas bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. It travels along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs. Briefly going through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. At the 87 miles mark you will enter a piece of US cycling history along Darby road, once home to the famous Darby Road Race that has seen the likes of Tour De France winner Lauren Figon. This area is and has been the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the TIMEX team and the hometown former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.
Packet pick up: (Pick up on Saturday to avoid the race day morning rush) Saturday 3/16/13 From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM location TBA Sunday 3/17/13 From 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM Pasco-Hernando Community College 36727 Blanton Road Dade City, FL 33523 (at location of race start)
Host Hotel Hampton Inn Dade City; 13215 US Hwy 301; Dade City, FL 33525 352-567-5277 Mention Central Florida Gran Fondo and receive a $20 discount
This is a 2013 Gran Fondo National Championship SeriesSM event
3 loops to choose from: 100 mile, 60 mile, 30 mile Event Open to All 4 Timed Sections Best Combined Time Wins Prizes for 100 mile overall and age group winners Awards for 60 mile and 30 mile winners Fully stocked aid stations to keep you going