Gitche Gumee Gran Fondo
**ROUTE UPDATE** -- Due to the continuing road construction situation on Mosquito Brook Road, we have modified the route for the 100-mile group. We're going to start the 80 and 100-mile groups together, departing from Cable at Rivers Eatery and Tilly's Pies at 8 am, August 25th. Also due to unforeseen road construction, we have had to modify the last 10 miles of the route. We’ve been spending a lot of time researching alternative routing options given the road construction with a goal to bring you the safest and most scenic route possible. Updated route maps and cue sheet can be found below.
For those of you that would like to download the route map into your Garmin device or iPhone, please follow the links to the selected route maps, choose the export tab and then your device:
Link for the 100 Mile Route:
Link for the 80 Mile Route:
Link for the 60 Mile Route:
Gran Fondo is Italian and translates approximately to “Big Ride.” Gran Fondo rides have their origin in Italy and France. Everyone, of any age and ability, was invited to participate. Ex-professionals and elite racers lined up side by side with 80-year-old farmers toting baguettes in the baskets of their 1920’s era commuter bikes. Family members lined the route and handed out food and water bottles. By definition, a Gran Fondo is not a race, but rather an event designed to draw the community together and give everyone a chance to enjoy the fun of riding a bike.
Note to Cyclists
The GranFondo route will be well-marked and we will supply cue sheets.
4pm is the cut-off time for the Gitche Gumee Gran Fondo for those taking a bus back to Hayward (or Drummond or Cable)
Cyclists should be prepared to support themselves for this 100 mile route. However, we are working with local volunteer groups to have water and feed stations. Additionally, we are working to provide mechanical assistance with local bike shop volunteers for this Gran Fondo; however, cyclists are encouraged to be fully prepared to support themselves owing to the significant distance of this ride.