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Tucson Gran Fondo
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Distances: Gran Fondo - 75 Mile Loop, Medio Fondo - 50 Mile Loop,
Piccolo Fondo - 29 Mile Loop.
Start/Finish: Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House, 110 E. Congress, Tucson, AZ  


Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House, in conjunction with GABA, will be hosting the first annual Tucson Gran Fondo on March 10, 2019.

Similar to the first Gran Fondo, or “Big Ride”, originating in Italy back in 1970 and now hosted worldwide, the Tucson Gran Fondo will be held with the intent of bringing cyclists of all skill levels and the local community together to celebrate the sport of cycling and to showcase the re-birth of downtown Tucson. 

Riders in this non-timed/non-competitive event will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Tucson rolling along one of three different courses, the 74 mile “Gran", the 50 mile “Medio” or the 29 mile “Piccolo”. 

Afterward friends and family are invited to join the riders at the Start/Finish line after-party on Scott, between Congress and Broadway, which will feature live music, delicious craft sausages and beers provided by Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association.
Tucson Gran Fondo Flyer (1)

Please note that the inaugural Tucson Gran Fondo will be limited to the first 250 registrants so please sign up today!




Course Overview and Maps                                                                           

We will provide three support and gear (SAG) stations (shown as A, B, C on the maps below) where you can refuel with fruit, water, sports drink, and snacks. 

Watch for GABA signs indicating all the turns of the course and turnaround points. If you want paper map & cue sheets, please follow the links below and print at home to bring along.


Gran Route
Gran Route
Medio Route
Medio Route
Piccolo Route
Piccolo Route




Gran - 75 Mile Loop 
Note: Check-in starts at 8:00 AM, be on the road by 9:30 AM, and finish by 4:00 PM.

Stay after your ride and enjoy the After Party!

Details: Gran Map and Cue Sheet and Gran RidewithGPS


Medio - 50 Mile Loop
Note: Check-in starts at 8:30 AM, be on the road by 9:30 AM, and finish by 4:00 PM.
Stay after your ride and enjoy the After Party!

Details: Medio Map and Cue Sheet and Medio RidewithGPS.


Piccolo - 29 Mile Loop

Note: Check-in starts at 9:00 AM, be on the road by 9:30 AM, and finish by 4:00 PM.

Stay after your ride and enjoy the After Party!
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Details: Piccolo Map and Cue Sheet and Piccolo RidewithGPS.



Registration                                                                                                    


Registration opens December 1st and online registration closes Thursday, March 7th at 10:00 PM.

Each rider is required to register. Fees are per rider, not per bike (both riders of a tandem must register separately.) 

Review the Registration Process to ensure correct signup, and be aware of the cancellation policy (below). You must login as a member and register online for the discount. Day of ride registration will not be discounted.

  • On-line fee: $70.00 for Members and $90.00 for Non-Members.Register Now!
  • Day of Event
    • $90.00 for GABA Members (requires proof of membership); $110.00 Non-Members.

    • You must present your GABA membership card for the member rate. Member card is available at on the GABA ClubExpress site - simply login here, go to your profile page. Fees payable by cash, check, or credit card.
All Rider Fees include: Gran Fondo T-shirt, 3 Tokens for Ten55 Beer or Sausage, and 1 Raffle ticket for Ten55 Merchandise. Extra Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on day of the ride.

Attention ABC/PMBC members: before registering, email Supported Rides@GABA to get your online discount code.


We’ll send emails to registered riders three days pre-ride with updates, so be sure to register with a working email address.



Volunteer Opportunity                                                                            


To have successful rides, we need members to volunteer to help with check-in/registration before the ride, operate a SAG stop, or drive a sweep vehicle to help cyclists. Learn more on the GABA Volunteering page and send questions to our Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Reed via volunteer@bikegaba.org.

Volunteer


Thanks and hope to see you on the ride!


Still have questions?                                                                            

For ride specific details, go to the Tucson Gran Fondo Information Page, Or you can reach out directly via supportedrides@bikegaba.org.

Cancellation Policy                                                                               


Cancellation Policy can be found on Registration page