Join three-time Amgen Tour of California winner, Levi Leipheimer, for a fully-supported fall bicycle ride in some of the nation's finest cycling country. Three different routes, ranging from a fairly flat 36 miles, to a very hilly 103 miles, capture the romance of Sonoma County’s most picturesque vineyards, towering redwoods, grassy meadows and coastal panoramas. In the tradition of the gran fondo, these are timed, non-competitive rides. Very strong, skilled riders may opt for the 103-mile GranFondo; the 65-mile MedioFondo is intended for riders with plenty of experience but who ride only once or twice a week; we suggest the gentle 36-mile PiccoloFondo for less experienced riders or those looking for an easy pedal through beautiful landscapes.
When: October 3, 2009
Where: Sonoma County, California. Start and finish in Santa Rosa
What: Recreational, fully supported mellow-paced bicycle ride with three options (distances subject to minor change):
1. GranFondo - 103 miles on a challenging mountainous course with outstanding coastal views
2. MedioFondo - 65 miles on a picturesque hilly course with fine coastal views
3. PiccoloFondo - 36 miles on a flat valley-floor course through redwood forests and vineyards
Rest stops every 12 miles (approximately)
Why: The rides raise funds for the Tour of California and Forget Me Not Farms.
Solo: $90 (register in July), $115 (August 1-September 15)
Tandem: $180 (register in July), $230 (August 1-September 15)
PiccoloFondo ONLY (includes complimentary lunch): $75
Registration closes at midnight on September 15.
Event director: Bike Monkey LLC
Email: [email protected]
Event hotline: 707-543-4300
Official Website: http://www.levisgranfondo.com/
Added by downtownsr on July 27, 2009