As one of eight races in the Gran Fondo National Championship Series and as the only USA stop on the Gran Fondo World Tour, the Golden Gran Fondo offers a world class, fun route with accurate chip timing, fully stocked aid stations and a finish line festival including food, drinks and live music.
Based out of beautiful downtown Golden, Colorado, the Golden Gran Fondo takes racers on a historic circuit through the Rocky Mountains. Warm up the legs and observe the area's strong cowboy heritage while circumnavigating North Table Mountain. Then celebrate cycling history while you climb up to the Continental Divide on some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers (Kevin Costner's classic cycling film was set in Golden). Upon reaching the scenic Peak to Peak Highway, you be treated to high alpine vistas, lung busting ascents, a taste of hard pack dirt road and a grand total of 11,000 feet of climbing. It's a great chance to test your climbing prowess along some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes anywhere before heading back down to replenish a spiritually happy, but probably very tired you in Golden!
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You do not have to ship your bike to our suggested location on our suggested dates; you may ship instead to your hotel, a friend's house, a partner carrier holding location or another local bike shop. You may also manually enter different ship dates to better suit your itinerary. You are responsible for getting your bike to/from these locations and assembling and disassembling it or getting help from a local shop. Please note that if you ship your bike to yourself in care of any partner carrier location, you will have to present an ID when picking it up there.
If shipping to Golden Bike Shop: Assembly and packing services are available. Please call (303) 278-6545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for cost information and to arrange such services in advance of shipping your bike to the event. Your bike must arrive at this shop by no later than June 19. Even if you do not need help assembling or packing your bike, we suggest you contact this shop to give them a heads-up that your bike is coming.
If shipping to Pedal Pushers Cyclery: Assembly and tune-up service is available for $70 and assembly, tune-up and packing are available for $150. Please call Eric at 303-365-2453 to arrange such services in advance of shipping your bike to the event. Your bike should arrive at this shop by June 19. Even if you do not need help assembling or packing your bike, we suggest you contact this shop to give them a heads-up that your bike is coming. Please note that the quoted assembly and packing rates are for bikes packed in cases; rates may vary for bikes packed in cardboard boxes.
You can pack your bike yourself or hire a shop from our bike shop finder to pack your bike for you.If you need a box or case, check out our store. We’ll pick up your packed bike up from your house or your local bike shop,or you can drop it off at one of our partner carrier locations.