|SAVE THE DATE!
4th Annual Fall Fondo
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Rider registration gets you morning coffee and pastries & breads; official (and alternate) route options with 2 fully-loaded sag stops; festa food and drink tickets (2); an official Fall Fondo t-shirt and great swag. Registrants can join El Grupo coaches and team members for a pre-ride Sunday, October 1st! Pre-ride details available at time of registration.
Thank you to our 2017 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. 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 Mexican Catering), beer (Catalina Brewing Co.), and other refreshments. Stay for the fun, 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 changing rooms.
Family and friends are welcome at the Festa. Additional food and drink/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
Let us know if you have questions or would like to volunteer for the event
Start Times – FallFondo2017 – Final Map – Cue Sheets – FIT file instructions (forthcoming)
Slightly modified and greatly improved routes and course markings for 2017!!
- 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 am
- Short Course (50 miles) | check in starts 8:00am | departure window 8:30-9am
- Fun Course (35 miles) | check in starts 8:00am | departure window 8:30-9:30am
- Festa | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
- Rider Code of Conduct & Fondo FAQs
*Registration per rider [only 250 spots available]: $125
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 2017 (right)
*A portion of your registration may be tax deductible. El Grupo Youth Cycling is a 501(c)3 organization.
Thank you to our 2017 Fall Fondo sponsors!
If you would like to be a Fall Fondo Sponsor, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org