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Ship your bike to 2016 Golden Gran Fondo - Golden, CO
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2016 Golden Gran Fondo Shipping Guide

BikeFlights.com helps travel-savvy cyclists get their bikes conveniently, reliably and affordably to and from events like the 2016 Golden Gran Fondo in Golden, CO on Aug 28, 2016.

Our customized door-to-door bicycle shipping service takes the hassle out of traveling with your bike. Breeze through airport check-in and baggage claim, and your bike will be awaiting you upon your arrival at your final destination.

About the Golden Gran Fondo

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!

Logistics

You can pack your bicycle yourself or check out our bike shop finder to find a local partner bike shop near you that can help you disassemble and pack your bike ahead of your trip. If you need a box and/or packing supplies, check out our BikeFlights.com store. Read more about how to pack your bike.

Start arranging your bike shipment by using our rate finder tool below. We’ve pre-populated the suggested dates by which your bike should arrive prior to the event and when it should start shipping home.

BikeFlights.com suggests that you ship your bike to and from any of the following locations, or you can manually enter another location of your choosing. Simply click to set the form with your selection.

  • Golden Bike Shop - Assembly and packing services are available. Please call (303) 278-6545 or email taylor.n@goldenbikeshop.com 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 August 25, 2016. 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.
  • 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 August 22, 2016. 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.

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