Get ready to roll into the season with your beloved bike! “Bicycle rides are coming your way,” sounds as a hit song, but it is actually true: different dates and locations to choose from – brought to you by the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia.
In just a few days, on Saturday, April 20 partaking in the most beloved cycling festival in the country: the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Sea Otter Classic will premier in Monterey, CA, adding its unmistakable Italian twist to this four-day outdoor sport and tradeshow event, which attracts a total of 10,000 riders from multiple disciplines and about 50,000 fans. The Gran Fondo Giro d’italia will start from the world-famous Laguna Seca Race Track and will offer two different routes, Carmel Valley (96 miles) and Coastal (49 miles), open to riders of all capabilities willing to experience a real “Italian style” Gran Fondo in one of the greatest cycling areas in the US. Check out the Italian Island, featuring the prestigious trophy of the Giro d’Italia.
If an urban environment suits your taste, then participate in the brand new Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Five Boro. On May 5, experience America’s largest cycling event, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, only a few hours after the original Giro d’Italia starts in Naples (Italy). Granfondisti will start in front of more than 30,000 cyclists riding on 40 miles of traffic-free streets throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Participants will challenge themselves with the timed climb up the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and enjoy stunning views of the harbor. On May 3 and 4 don’t forget to stop by Bike Expo New York to see our display of the prestigious trophy of the Giro d’Italia and more.
Back on the West coast, the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Pasadena on Sunday, June 2 will delight you with a breeze. Known as the toughest Gran Fondo of the West, this event will certainly be reminiscent of some Giro d’Italia mountain views: and what a climb… Organizers are working to bring as much Italian allure in the experience as you can get, without having to travel overseas to experience it!
And, to complete the season, sweat in style in Florida, at the classic Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Miami-Coral Gables on Sunday, November 10. The 2012 edition saw memorable courses, pictures with the signorine, the original Giro’s trophy, and Giro’s legends of past and present. What surprises will await for you there this year? Discover them by following the Gran Fondo Giro d’italia’s Facebook page, where you can also enter to win terrific prizes. Work is well underway for an additional event in California.
The Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia brings to America top international appeal and the ultimate expertise in mass-participation productions of a true “Italian” Gran Fondo experience, with breathtaking scenic courses, timed climbs and tailored trails that impart an atmosphere typically reserved for professional races, all in a fun “Italian style” environment that brings out the best of the sport.
Stellar sponsors of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia include famed Italian cycling brands: Vittoria, which, just like at the Giro, will provide impeccable service and tires; Bianchi, whose bicycles were choosen by legends such as Fausto Coppi and Felice Gimondi; Selle Italia, #1 source for high-end bicycle saddles, Limar manufacturer of superb lightweight helmets and slick eyeware; Speedplay, specialist in lightweight pedals for road and mountain bikes, Santini, distinctive sportware completely Made in Italy, whose jerseys are going to be available at all of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia events to bring out the fashionista in all of us. Additional partners include Bicycling, the premier magazine for bike enthusiasts, La Gazzetta dello Sport, historical daily newspaper producer of the Giro d’Italia, and Interbike, Camelbak and Mezzacorona.