Gran Fondo Italia Aspen-Snowmass

We're calling this "Summer of Fondo's". So far we've had the Vuelta de Keystone, and The Golden Gran Fondo. Both of which had a strong showing of familiar fast faces within the Colorado racing crowd. On August 10th (there's nothing on the BRAC racing calendar this day. I checked.) we invite you to have some more Fondo fun at the Aspen-Snowmass Gran Fondo Italia.

Cyclists of all abilities can experience the best of Italian-style cycling with classic Colorado routes through Aspen, Snowmass and the surrounding region. This is without a doubt, one of the best places in the world to host an event like this. Breathtaking views at high elevations. PLUS. Every participant gets a bottle of Tuscan wine (from Ciacci Piccolomini d' Aragona) in their goody bag. [Editor's note: my kind of goody bag].

About the Ride:
Choose between the 95 or 45 mile course with a combined mass start at the base of Snowmass Village, complete with the Italian style start celebration and escorted lead-outs [Editor's note: this means Ferrari's people. FERRARI LEAD-OUT!]. Both the 45 and 95 mile distances include the fun hill climb challenge to the finish line in Snowmass Village. Finish your ride with a spectacular hill-climb up switchbacks into beautiful Snowmass Village and participate in multiple overall and age group categories for awards (and bragging rights).

Everything you need to know:

Schedule
Saturday, August 9 is the day to pick up packets and merchandise, check out all the expo partners in Snowmass Village and get ready for an incredible cycling day on Sunday. Consider the Club Italia experience package and participate in the limited seats available at Saturday evening’s Gala reception with sponsors, celebrity riders, charity partners and special guests. On Sunday morning get your spot on the hill for an early morning rollout. Experience a two day expo with fi'zi:k and other Italian cycling brands including the food, the drink, the awards and the celebration that have made Italian style cycling an unforgettable experience around the world.

*This is going to be quite the event, friends. QUITE the event. Andare, andare!! Sign up today!!!

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