Golden Gran Fondo Returns for 2014

The Golden Gran Fondo is back, my friends. And even though I swore (many times aloud, even) while I was racing this last summer that I'd never do this race again, I'm doing it. Apparently it's like labor. I've forgotten juuuuuuuuuuust enough of the pain to be excited about the second Golden Gran Fondo. There's a 20, 60 and 90 mile loop. If you choose the 90 mile loop, you are committing yourself to about 12,000 feet of climbing.

[Editor's note: I hadn't really paid attention to this fact prior to last year's race. I figured I'd show up with my husband and we'd have a fun "date ride." I lost him at the base of Lookout and found him roughly 7 hours later at the finish in Parfet Park. Good times.]

Marty Quinn and Reuben Kline have put together one of the most challenging, rigorous, FUN courses you'll ever race. Extremely well-supported and marked, this race is crafted like no other. The timed sections that Gran Fondos offer are unique to any racing we have here in Colorado. It's not necessarily the fastest rider overall who wins. It's perhaps the best strategist. It's no wonder that the Golden Gran Fondo was named 10 Best by Outside Magazine.

*If this sounds like your cup of Skratch, do not wait! Early Bird Pricing (save $20) applies if you register by 12/31/13. Just enter the coupon code "earlybird" when completing the registration here on After that, prices will remain the same until day-of registration.

All the basics of the Golden Gran Fondo
Location: Golden, Colorado
Date: June 29, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Price: 90, 60, 20 as follows: $135, $115, $90

  • 3 loops to choose from: 90 mile, 60 mile, 20 mile. Click here for maps.
  • Event is open to all.
  • 4 timed sections in 90 Mile Route – Best Combined Time wins.
  • Prizes for 90 mile overall and age group winners.
  • Awards for 60 mile and 20 mile winners.
  • Fully stocked aid stations to keep you going.

*Must Register by 5/30/14 to Receive a Complimentary Descente Event Jersey. After 5/30/14 jerseys are not included in price.
Click here to register now!

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