Sierra Valley Gran Fondo September 13, 2015

Fall Family Festival & Live Music

musicBest Sierra Bike Ride. Live Music, Artist Booths, Crafts, Games and More… Fun for the whole family. Opens at 10:00 am

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Lunch, SWAG, SAG, Tee-Shirts, Water Bottle, Rest Stops & Awards

goodiesandtee-shirtLead Motorcycle & Follow Vehicle. Bike broken down.. cannot be ridden?.. Transportion to the nearest Rest Stop or Start/Finish. SAG vehicles have spare tubes & floor pump. Tasty, satiating snacks, beverages. Full lunch. Souvenir tee-shirt.

Buy the Gear! Support Our Charities.

jersey Jersey & Shorts. Buy one, or both. Creation design by local, Sierra Valley artist, Liz Henson.  Made in the USA by Voler, sewn to last, built to ride. Men and Women Sizes available. Support rural education and programs.

Order & Purchase Through Our Registration Pages at Active


Why ride Sierra Valley Gran Fondo?

And what will be waiting for you there

CONCERTS, A CRAFT FAIR, HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT, AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Killer SWAG Wagons. Benefits Sierra County Rural  Children, Families, and Community Educational Programs through supporting The Sierra School Foundation. Sierra Valley Gran Fondo Offers 4 Different Riding Tours, and AWARDS for Every Class.

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Sierra Valley Gran Fondo, Sept. 14, 2015

  • Gran Fondo.. Italian. A ride of  “long distance” or “great endurance.” Certainly rewarded, some cyclists enjoy physical and emotional satisfaction, enjoy scenic beauty, and the pride of making a finish line.  Advanced cyclists improve their previous times, challenging themselves, .. or their friends and teammates, in a personalized battle against distance, against each other.. or ultimately the clock.  Some just ride to WIN!
  • Prestigious Prizes awarded to the top finishers in each category.
  • Proceeds benefit the children, families and educational programs of Sierra County through The Sierra Schools Foundation

3 Scenic Routes to Choose From

A Beautiful Way to Support a Beautiful Cause

Sierra Valley, located in beautiful Sierra & Plumas County, provides unsurpassed viewing and riding pleasures. The air is sensuously sweet, and crisp. Conifer and aspen forests edge her boundaries. The larger valley is dappled with crops, pastures, .. and wildflowers in the spring. Many meadows are laced with meandering streams. Cattle share the pastures with deer, antelope, and other wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might see a cattle drive. Sierra Valley boasts beautiful birding, as well. Come hear the meadowlarks and the song of redwing black birds. Ride serenity.

Proceeds benefit the children, families and educational programs of Sierra County through The Sierra Schools Foundation

Sierra Valley Gran Fondo Expo’s Fall Family Festival

And what will be waiting for you there

  • Artisan Booths, Crafts, Educational Displays, Food and Libations
  • Visit Loyalton Museum ..on site
  • Horseshoe Competition
  • For Kids, Face Painting, Bouncy House, Park Games
  • Fun for the Whole Family

Gear Supporting Charities

Maps & Routes

3 Engaging Routes ~ A Ride For Any Level


Piccolo Fondo = 33 Miles, 317 ft. Elevation Gain

Piccolo Map, Matrix & Ride Info

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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About Piccolo Fondo



Medio Fondo = 66 Miles, 775 ft. Elevation Gain

Medio Map, Matrix & Ride Info

08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

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About Medio Fondo

Mass Start at 8:30


Gran Fondo = 97 Miles, 5,380 ft. Elevation Gain

Gran Map, Matrix & Ride Info

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

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About Gran Fondo

Mass Start at 8:00

Building TEAMS: CREATE A TEAM OF 2 OR MORE RIDERS. MAKE THE EXPERIENCE MORE EXCITING. Teams can be riders of mixed gender and / or mixed distances. All teams receive cumulative times. CUZ IT’S FUN! 


Pick Your Ride



  • Piccolo
  • After 5/31 ~ $50
  • After 9/9 Online Registration Closes ~ $70
  • Registration



  • Medio
  • After 5/31 ~ $65
  • After 9/9 Online Registration Closes ~ $85
  • Registration



  • Gran
  • After 5/31 ~ $100
  • After 9/9 Online Registration Closes ~ $120 
  • Registration


jerseySupporting Charities

  • Locally Designed by Sierra Artist Liz Henson
  • USA Made by Voler
  • All Gender Sizes
  • On

Sierra Valley Gran Fondo 2015 ~ Brought to You By


The Sierra Schools Foundation supports the public schools of Sierra County and the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District by providing supplemental funds to address the inequities in the educational experience due to geographic isolation and limited local economic resources. Our mission is to enhance student learning; promote strong teaching; and strengthen academic, social, and cultural programs.

Sierra Schools Foundation

Reno Cycling & Fitness has been serving the Reno and surrounding areas since 1976. The club designed to be a social group that promotes cycling of all skill levels in our region and is supported by Reno Cycling & Fitness.

Reno Cycling Club

Own it! Be A Sponsor.

Loyalton City Park, 105 Beckwith, Hwy A24, Loyalton, CA 96119

Starting Location: Loyalton City Park, 105 Beckwith, Loyalton, CA 96118 | Parking: Entrance at Loyalton High School, 400 Fourth Street, Loyalton, CA 96118 | Facilities Map