The Gran Fondo National Championship Series (GFNCS), the country’s only national cycling race/ride circuit, has announced its 2016 series.
The full series is found here. It includes the following:
Tour of Georgia Gran Fondo
Saturday May 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM; Clayton, GA
Bicycling Spring Classic, presented by Specialized
April 24, 2016; Morgan Hill, CA
Highlands Gran Fondo,
Sunday June 5, 2016 at 7:30 AM; Butler, NJ
Gran Fondo Asheville, Presented by Duke Energy
Saturday June 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM; Asheville, NC.
Boone Gran Fondo, presented by Duke Energy
Sunday August 7, 2016 at 8:00 AM; Boone NC
Gran Fondo Maryland
5th Annual National Championship,
Sunday September 18, 2016 at 7:45 AM; Frederick, MD
Swiftwick has signed on as a national sponsor of the event Launched in 2008, Swiftwick has been a favorite of riders in every category of amateur and professional cycling. With the national GFNCS sponsorship agreement, Swiftwick recognizes and embraces the growing sport of gran fondo riding.
“The physical demands required to participate in a gran fondo are significant," said Chuck Smith, president of Swiftwick. “This is why so many cyclists choose our compression sock technology to provide comfort and support during their big rides. We are excited to become a sponsor of the Gran Fondo National Championship Series.”
Every GFNCS event offers courses covering 30, 60 and 100-mile journeys through some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in endurance sports. Timed sections allow riders to compete in specific segments of the course and best overall time, while casual cyclists can ride at their own pace. Participants can ride as an individual or a team. GFNCS awards special prizes to the top riders in every age and gender category.
“We’re always striving to provide the best to our riders, from providing the best cycling routes in the nation to helping our riders find product to make their experience the best it can be. GFNCS is committed to quality, and Swiftwick is a perfect match,” said Reuben Kline, founder and president of the Gran Fondo National Championship Series®. “Our partnership with Swiftwick allows us to introduce our riders to the best compression sock technology available while expanding our reach among endurance sports enthusiasts.”
The Gran Fondo National Championship Series was established in 2012 and is comprised of seven European-style ride/races staged in the United States. The series is sponsored nationally by Giordana Cycling, Bertucci Performance Watches, Bicycling Magazine, Hammer Nutrition, Swiftwick, SeaSucker Vacuum Mount Bike Racks, Peaks Coaching Group, Feedback Sports, Rudy Project, ProGold Cycling, Jittery Joe’s Coffee, Polar Bottle, Ritchey Bicycle Components, and Capua Law Firm.