(All distances)

$65 (Up to 6/1/19)
$75 (6/1/19 - 7/31/19) $85 (8/1/19 - 8/24/19)

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This epic end-of-Summer bike ride winds along 100 miles of scenic, paved Wisconsin back-country roads, several river crossings, and traverses the Continental Divide. Ride starts at 8am in Hayward, finishes on Bayfield’s Lake Superior shoreline.  Post-ride hang-out and whatever is your idea of re-fueling at the Bayfield Pavilion on the shores of Lake Superior…hello Beer! Return-Transportation provided. Cyclists of all abilities/ages welcome!


  • The first 100 people to register will automatically be entered into the raffle drawing for an Official Gitche Gumme GranFondo cycling jersey from Hidden Bay Sports. The registration is limited to the first 400 riders this year, so sign-up soon!

  • Gitche Gumme GranFondo Registration closes August 2nd for those needing busing back from Bayfield.

  • For those opting to stay overnight Saturday night in Bayfield or Hayward, we recommend securing lodging asap owing to the popularity of these two iconic Northwoods communities.

  • The Gitche Gumme GranFondo starts in Hayward (with optional starting points in Cable & Drummond).

  • The GranFondo finishes at the Bayfield Pavillion on the shores of Lake Superior in downtown Bayfield, where cyclists can jump in to cool-off in the lake, hang-out, and "re-fuel" while enjoying the beautiful views of Lake Superior.

  • A hot shower is available for a modest fee of $3 at the Rec Center 2 blocks away from the Bayfield Pavillion for those who want to shower-up before heading out to the many renowned dining establishments within the city of Bayfield.

  • Busing will begin around 5pm for those who opt-in for busing back to Hayward (or Drummond or Cable). Those needing busing must "opt-in" at the time of registration.


(More options available when ordering)


$89 Cycling Jersey
$138 Bib Shorts

$34.95 Arm Warmers
$34.95 Shoe Covers

ride in style

Look the part for your friends and family as you train and ride the GGGF. Consider purchasing a commemorative Gitche Gumee Cycling Kit. Wear it proudly alongside the Gitche Gumee team on our training rides leading up to the event. Once your order is submitted, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Order now and show your pride! (Image is only a representation of final Jersey)

Places To Stay in Hayward and Bayfield

Get a great start to your day at the Comfort Suites hotel near Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Relax with a lakeside getaway when you stay with us at this Comfort Suites® location. 100% Smoke Free!

The Bayfield Inn is newly renovated reflecting yesterday's charm with today's amenities. The Bayfield Inn has been serving Bayfield and its visitors for close to 100 years. With 21 rooms onsite and over 40 total vacation rental options.