On Sunday, September 7, USA Cycling will be hosting the inaugural Team USA Gran Fondo at the 2014 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships in Ogden, Utah. Nationals participants, family and community members are invited to come ride with soon-to-be announced cycling stars. Riders have the option of taking on two distances: the 100-kilometer gran fondo or the 5.5-mile family ride. Both rides begin Sunday morning at 8 a.m. in downtown Ogden.
Team USA Gran Fondo participants will receive a free event t-shirt, access to the packet pick-up party, and an invitation to the after party. Current national champions of any discipline can ride for free. Just wear your national champion’s Stars-and-Stripes jersey during the gran fondo and receive a refund on your registration.
The Dairy Council of Utah & Nevada (UTNV) will be providing chocolate milk recovery drinks to all Team USA Gran Fondo participants at the finish line. In addition, Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant (253 Historic 25th Street, Ogden, Utah) will be hosting a Masters Road reception and Team USA Gran Fondo packet pick-up with appetizers and drinks the evening of Saturday, Sept. 6, as well as a Team USA Gran Fondo After Party with appetizers and drinks following the race on Sunday.
Look for more announcements and updates on the Team USA Gran Fondo in the coming weeks leading up to this exciting event.
About USA Cycling: Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 2,700+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,100 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org