San Diego, California is home to mountains, beaches, deserts, lakes and the longest running Gran Fondo in the United States. The four routes of the Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego showcase the best scenery of America’s Finest City and combine it with the elements of a true Italian Gran Fondo: challenging rides, outstanding support, commemorative medals, and a four-course finisher’s feast.
The Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego is a marriage of the best of San Diego and the best of Italy right down to its roster of high-profile Italian sponsors: iconic component manufacturer Campagnolo, performance bike designer Bianchi, and proven tire manufacturer Vittoria. The 2016 Commemorative Jersey, custom made by Primal Wear, prominently features their logos on a graduated blue background.
To honor San Diego’s military heritage, the Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego is a charity ride benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation Operation Rebound, which is the premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with permanent physical disabilities.
The Campy Gran Fondo, now in its eighth year, draws cyclists from around the block and around the world to challenge themselves and support Operation Rebound. San Diego shares Italy’s temperate Mediterranean climate, and riders can look forward to pedaling in ideal temps in the 60’s and 70s.
Join thousands of riders under San Diego’s iconic Little Italy sign for a Ferrari-led start along the Big Bay and post-ride celebrations in Seaport Village on April 10th!
Routes: 20 / 34 / 56 / 105 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D – Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Opens: September 25, 2015
Entry Closes: April 9, 2016 at 2pm
Time Zone: Pacific
6:00am starting grid opens
7:00am Opening Remarks
7:15am Ride Start
Free Entry with Custom Commemorative Jersey for all riders who raise $600 for Challenged Athletes Foundation Operation Rebound
For more information on the Campagnolo Gran Fondo San Diego visit their web site at sdgranfondo.com.