Sports & Fitness

Gran Fondo Colnago Miami

Gran Fondo Colnago MiamiSunday, November 20, 7am-5pm – Starting at Coral Gables City Hall and ending at Miami City Hall in Coconut Grove

Benvenuti to the first Gran Fondo Colnago Miami! Join the inaugural Gran Fondo Colnago Miami, part of America’s original Gran Fondo series: an unforgettable cycling experience.

Event includes:
* Long distance, medium distance and short distance routes
* Free LIMITED EDITION custom jersey MADE IN ITALY by Cuore Italiano
* Custom finishers’ medal
* Post RIDE Italian-style lunch FOR ALL THE PARTICIPANTS
* Well-stocked aid stations
* Mobile tech-support by FSA

“Gran Fondo” means “Big Ride” in Italian. Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events – not races – that are immensely popular in Italy. Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists, and tens of thousands of riders of all abilities participate.
Gran Fondos are often named after famous cyclists of the past, or after companies with a long heritage in cycling. Some of the most famous Gran Fondos include the Prosecco Cycling Classic, the Nove Colli and the Felice Gimondi.

America’s First Gran Fondo Series
Now this exciting cycling tradition has come to America. With its four events in 2011 (San Diego, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami), Gran Fondo USA is producing America’s first Gran Fondo series.
Every participant in a Gran Fondo USA event wears a timing chip. This ensures that cyclists complete the entire course, and allows the event to score athletes over the toughest climb and award King – and Queen – of the Mountains prizes in every age group.
Just like in Italy, every Gran Fondo USA event includes challenging routes, fantastic giveaways, a consumer expo, well-stocked aid stations, mobile tech support and a fun post-race party.