ONLINE REG. CLOSES at 12:00am on Sept. 10th
Why Ride the Sierra Valley Gran Fondo?
The Sierra Valley is a short drive from Reno and is one of the most picturesque landscapes in the area. The Reno Cycling Club is working with The Sierra Schools Foundation to host a truly unique cycling event. The Sierra Valley Gran Fondo will raise funds to help the children in the rural communities surrounding the Sierra Valley.
The proceeds of the Sierra Valley Gran Fondo will make a direct and meaningful impact on the educational experience and lives of hundreds of Sierra County school children. The financial support will further help to ensure that all school children in Sierra County have access to excellent public education that does not depend on geographic location, local economies or family income.
Don’t miss the big party during and after the Sierra Valley Gran Fondo! Stay for live music, great food, vendors booths, games, kid’s bike races, face painting and much more!
The Expo will take place at the start and finish line of this year’s event, at the newly restored Loyalton City Park and Events Center at 105 Beckwith Street in, Loyalton California. For More information visit our Expo page or check out the Event Expo Map.
What is a Gran Fondo?
A true Gran Fondo is a mass start timed event. Gran Fondo is an Italian term that loosely translates to meaning “long distance” or “great endurance.” Some cyclists ride for the satisfaction and pride of just making it to the finish line. Others want to improve upon their previous times, and to challenge themselves, their friends, their teammates. And some ride to win. Many cyclists use a Gran Fondo to challenge themselves in a personal battle against the distance and then ultimately, the clock. Some participants in a Gran Fondo will ride the event like, well a ride, while other will treat it more like a personal race. After all, there will be prizes awarded to the top finishers in each category. Not to mention the considerable prestige for top placed finishers.