|3rd Annual Fall Fondo
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Registration is closed as of Friday 6pm!
We have a full house!
Rider registration gets you morning coffee and pastries & breads; official (and alternate) route options with 2 fully-loaded sag stops and other suggested rest stops; festa food and beer tickets (3); an official Fall Fondo t-shirt and great swag. Registrants can join El Grupo coaches and team members for a pre-ride Saturday, October 15! Pre-ride details available at time of registration.
Thank you to our Title Sponsor: Tucson Federal Credit Union
Taken from the Italian version of Gran Fondo: El Grupo’s Fall Fondo is a fundraising ride with planned routes around the beautiful west and northwest sides of Tucson. Whether you choose the Long, Short, or Fun option, this Fall Fondo is designed to be a non-competitive, enjoyable ride that you do at your own pace.
Sag stop volunteers will serve up satisfying eats and drinks, including vegan, gluten-free options provided by VegBox. Be sure to save room for more, though, as there will be a full-fledged festa [italian for party] underway back at the Clubhouse with food (Lerua’s), beer (Iron John’s), and other refreshments. Stay for the fun, live music, and raffle prizes!
Worried that you’ll be less than Festa-fresh after your ride? Pack a change of clothes and drop them off with our bag-check staff inside the Clubhouse. We’ll stash your clothes so you can do a quick change in the Clubhouse. Please take wallets and such with you on the ride or lock in your car.
Family and friends are welcome at the Festa. Additional food and beer tickets will be available online and on-site.
Gear and Clothing drive: Been meaning to donate a bicycle, parts, cycling gear, or clothing to El Grupo? Bring your donations to the Fondo and a friendly volunteer will write up a gift receipt for you. Anything we cannot directly use we either donate to BICAS or sell at local bike swap meets. See our Wish List
Start Times – Maps – Cue Sheets – FIT file instructions
- Start & Finish: El Grupo Clubhouse | 610 N 9th Ave. | Tucson, AZ 85705
- Long Course (75 miles) | check in starts 7:00am | departure window 7:30-8:30 am ~ 75 mile Map ~ 75 Cue Sheet~ 75 Garmin FIT file
- Short Course (50 miles) | check in starts 8:00am | departure window 8:30-9:30am ~ 50 mile Map ~ 50 Cue Sheet~ 50 Garmin FIT file
- Fun Course (35 miles) | check in starts 8:00am | departure window 8:30-9:30am ~ 35 mile Map ~ 35 Cue Sheet ~ 35 Garmin FIT file
- Festa | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
- Rider Code of Conduct & Fondo FAQs
*Registration per rider [only 250 spots available]: $100
Optional Supporter Jersey | Club or Race Fit: $150 Or Get the Full Supporter Team Kit: $300
Past versions (and current fans) of Supporter Kits – 2014-2016 left to right. This year’s will be a supporter version of 2016 (right)
*A portion of your registration may be tax deductible. El Grupo Youth Cycling is a 501(c)3 organization.
Thank you to our current 2016 Fall Fondo sponsors!
If you would like to be a Fall Fondo Sponsor, contact: email@example.com