*Updates will appear on FaceBook and the website- check them often please*
PACKET PICK-UP: Friday, June 1st 5-8pm. Location TBD. You must pick up your own packet and sign waivers. (packets will be again be available starting at 6:00AM at the start/ finish- until 20 minutes before your start time)
*Palisade Gran Fondo mass start is Saturday, June 2nd at 7:00am with Palisade Police Department leading a neutral roll out through town. Please do not roll out early
*Piccolo Fondo mass start is Saturday, June 2nd at 8:00am with a slight variation to the course through town out of respect for the Vintage Motorcycle Show.
If you have not seen the COURSE MAPS , click this link to download.
Remember this is a RULES OF THE ROAD ride. All roads are open and orchard and farm folk are working. Be respectful of our neighbors, be safe and pay attention!
In order to make such an epic course, we have the unfortunate challenge of getting across HWY 50 multiple times. It is YOUR responsibility to do so safely.
*Aide stations will be well stocked with HEED electrolyte drink and water, Honey Stinger waffles and gels, PB&J’s and fruit. There will not be “hand-ups”. Any garbage left outside the immediate FeedZone will haunt you all of your days.
Check the aide station closing times–they are on the map. SAG vehicles will be on course to help you out with minor mechanicals or if you feel you need a lift. If you choose to remain on course after the SAG goes through, you are officially on your own.
*Packet Pick-Up is Friday June 1st 5-8pm. You must pick up your own bib number and SIGN YOUR WAIVER. Our timer also must activate your chip for an accurate time–do not forget to do this or you will not receive a time!
*Event Day Parking is in the Colorado National Bank parking lot–just south of the park on Elberta and HWY 6 and on the street around the park. NO PARKING in Dollar General lot.
*Post Ride Party: We will start serving food and beverages at about 11:00. We will start prize giveaways at about 12:30, but will not do the drawing for the wheelset until 1:00 or so. You must be there to win and your bib number is your raffle number. – Your bib number will provide a discounted entry to the pool and showers
*Helmets required. DO NOT JOIN OUR ROLL OUT WITHOUT A HELMET.
*NO Aerobars in the timed event. This is a MASS Start timed event. (ie. no aerobars 🙂 ) You may ride whatever you brought in the Piccolo Fondo.
*Be prepared with supplies to handle your own minor repairs.
*We ride rain or shine because we are road cyclists… (but it is going to SHINE on us)