“So what is a Gran Fondo?” Good question… Originating in 1970 in Italy, a gran fondo is a long-distance (at least 75 miles) road cycling event in which a large number of riders are racing the distance against the clock. Think of it like a marathon for cyclists. Cool, right? Anyway, this year Carmichael Training Systems and Figueroa Mountain Brewing are partnering to present the inaugural Figueora Mountain Gran Fondo on November 11. They’ve asked the LPFA to help support the race and we’ll be organizing an aid station at the very top of the race at Ranger Peak along Figueroa Mountain Road. Should be great!
If you’re a cyclist interested in doing the ride, have at it, sign up. If you’re not but would like to volunteer to help at the LPFA aid station, we’d love the support! You can sign up by emailing INFO@LPForest.org. All volunteers will get a free shirt and lunch/beer at the after party in Santa Ynez. Come one, come all……
We’re still sorting out the details but imagine we’ll be meeting at Ranger Peak around 8am and heading off the mountain in time for lunch.