Dade City, FL March 17, 2013
Start Time: 8:00am
It is almost that time!! The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers some of the longest timed sections and most challenging terrain of any Gran Fondo. The rider with the fastest combined time through each designated section will have truly earned their victory. This event raises funds for The Pasco County School Resource Officer Explorer Program. The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit is composed of two squads that provide law enforcement services to schools countywide.
Who says Florida is flat! The Central Florida Gran Fondo race starts and ends at PHCC, centered in the rolling orange groves of PASCO county. The event starts and finishes on “College Hill” and follows, in part, the proposed Olympic road race course that was part of Tampa’s bid to host the Summer Olympic Games. It travels along rural rolling hills, past horse farms and crystal clear springs, briefly going through Withlacoochee State Forest and the hills surrounding Brooksville, Florida. At the 87 mile mark you will enter a piece of US cycling history along Darby road, once home to the famous Darby Road Race that has seen the likes of Tour De France winner Laurent Figon. This area is and has been the winter training site of some of the top triathletes in the world including members of the TIMEX team and the hometown of former US National Cycling team members Josh Thornton and Derek Wilkerson.
Finally, don’t forget the Specialized Bike Raffle! Register for any GFNCS event and be entered to win the new Specialized Roubaix SL4! Specialized and GFNCS will be giving away 2 bikes, one Roubaix SL4 Expert Compact and one 2013 Ruby Comp Compact, to be raffled off for the whole series.
an event T-shirt
Register now to avoid price increases. Current price: $95, $75, $50