There is less than a month until the third annual Gran Fondo Santa Clarita presented by Road Bike Action. Set to roll on Saturday September 29th, past editions have included names like, multi-time national champion Daniel Holloway (Team Intelligentsia Coffee), Jessica Cerra (Team Twenty16), Jennifer Tetrick (Team Twenty16) and Jon Hornbeck (Team Holowesko Citadel Racing). A handful of the pro riders will remember much of the Fondo route, since it shares many of the same roads as what the Amgen Tour of California has used. The “Dry Gulch” mixed surface segment used in the past has been paved but is still timed with a prize for the fastest rider over it.
Three routes are available to choose from: the 100-mile Fondo and 60-mile Medio, which both offer individual rider timing. There is also a 20-mile “Family” route that uses many of the family-friendly, car-free paseos that wind their way through Santa Clarita.
The event benefits the Davis Phinney Foundation which was founded to help people living with Parkinson’s disease live well today. The day promises to be a very special day helping raise support funds and awareness for one of the United States’ Original cycling heroes, Davis Phinney.
Winner’s and KOM jerseys are awarded at the finish. For info on the KOM segment visit the website below
For more info and to register visit: http://www.granfondosantaclarita.com/