Would you like to challenge yourself against the clock and others in your age bracket? The Gran Fondo route is the same as that of the Santa Fe Century until the right turn onto Two Trails Road. The timing finish is on Two Trails Road, 99 miles from the start. To return to the start, take a u-turn after the timed finish to return to the Century route. Check below to the full description of the course. This will be a timed group-start event. Participants should be comfortable riding in a group.
Prizes and Awards The Award Ceremony will follow completion of the ride and will be held at the Water Tower in the Railyard.
Gran Fondo Prizes Prizes/awards will be given to the first 3 finishers in every age group for men and women. The top 5 overall will be excluded from age group awards. Age groups are divided into the following groups: 19 & under, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, and 70+ To be eligible to receive the prize money, the rider must be present at the podium ceremony.
Free parking is available .7 miles from the start/finish line at the Joseph M. Montoya and Harold L. Runnels buildings parking lot. The parking lot is located between Cordova Rd. and Alta Vista St. near the South Capital Railrunner station. There is also street parking and parking garage in the Raliyard.
The Start There will be a mandatory rider’s meeting at the start line at 6:45 am and then the clock will start running with a group start at 7:00 am. A police escort in front and behind the entire group of riders will slowly lead the riders for 11 miles until just after the intersection of NM 599 and NM 14. At that point, the escort will pull over and everyone is free to go at their own pace.
Rules of the Road Riders are to be courteous to other participants, volunteers, and officials. Please be aware that there will be non Gran Fondo cyclists on the road. Give them verbal alerts of your presence when passing. For your safety, no aero bars or any other forward pointing handlebar extensions will be allowed.
All riders must wear securely fastened helmets meeting CPSC standards – no exceptions! Follow all traffic laws – this is an open course! Riders who disobey traffic laws will be disqualified from results and may be asked not to return the following year. This includes not crossing over the yellow line and stopping at stop lights/signs. Be safe! If you are courteous and have a positive attitude, you will have a better time and the effect will be contagious!
Finish Line The finish line for timed riders is different from the non timed riders. The finish line for the timed Fondos is on Two Trails road 91.5 miles from the start on Old Las Vegas HWY. Look for the signs for the right turn. After the finish, Fondo racers should return to the Railyard for the awards ceremony and to claim your finishers medal. The timed finish line closes at 4:00pm.
August – November – $75
December – January – $85
February – May -$95
Onsite registration May 17th – 19th – $105