Saturday, April 12, 2014
The ride starts at 7:40 a.m. the Sea Otter Classic bridge. While these are rides, not races, some cyclists enjoy challenging themselves with regard to their finish time. The route will be chip-timed, so those wishing to may share their times with family and friends.
Below is a general descriptions of the route. Maps and turn-by-turn directions are provided in the 2014 Gran Fondo Guide.
Mountain Bike Route (TBA miles)
This route offers recreational off-road cyclists a great opportunity to enjoy the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) trail system on the Fort Ord Public Lands. Gran Fondo participants will be challenged by short, sandy climbs, fast downhill sections, and almost 24 miles of the sweetest singletrack on the Monterey Peninsula. Along the route, there will be two rest stops where riders will be offered a variety of light snacks and hydration options.
Children on the Mountain Bike Route
This route may be suitable for children ages 12 and up. Please be sensitive to the limits of young riders (ages twelve through seventeen) when considering appropriate registration. Sorry, no child of any age may be pulled in a trailer in the Gran Fondo, and no child under age twelve is allowed in the Gran Fondo on any route.
Rest Stop Closure Times for the Mountain Bike Route
For safety reasons, riders are to be at the finish line no later than a to-be-determined time. These closure times help riders keep track of their progress in reaching the finish by that time.
7:40 a.m. - Event Start
TBD - Rest Stop 1 Closed
TBD - Finish Line / Course Closed
Map coming soon