Gran Fondo Courses
Participants will enjoy a fast and rolling 90 mile Gran Fondo or a 63 mile Medio Fondo. Both courses start & finish at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame and spin through Northern California’s picturesque Yolo and Solano counties.
The 2012 Edition of the
U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Legends Gran Fondo
Has Been Completed
See You Next Year!
Gran Fondo & Medio Fondo Routes
Course Elevation Profiles
Gran Fondo - 90 Miles
Medio Fondo - 63 Miles
SAFETY NOTE: ALWAYS be mindful of traffic, and obey the directions of course marshals, signage and law enforcement personnel. These are NOT closed courses. HELMETS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN RIDING.
The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo courses have been specifically designed to allow participants to experience as much contact as possible with our Legend riders. Both rides are appropriate for cycling enthusiasts and avid riders with an appreciation for cycling history and a deep-seeded need for speed.
Gran Fondo: The Start line will feature race-style call-ups of many of cycling’s greatest living legends, so be staged and ready to roll on time! In what could be considered a “Sprint Fondo”, the USBHOF Gran Fondo then takes off with a police-escorted rolling enclosure out of Davis. Enjoy flat, fast roads to the first Rest & Refuel Stop in Winters, where the course then switches to quick turns and rollers. After the second Rest & Refuel Stop, you’ll turn right to head through winding oak forests and farm estates along Pleasants Valley Road. Fuel-up again near Lake Solano, then split from the Medio Fondo group to put the hammer down for a second fast and undulating loop through Solano County. The course concludes with a rippin’ ride along Putah Creek Road back to Davis. (More route details and map coming soon. Routes subject to change.)
Medio Fondo: The Medio Fondo shares the same start time and course features as the Gran Fondo option, including the start line police escort and Rest & Refuel stops. As both rides near the end of the main foothill loop near Winters, the Medio Fondo splits off and zooms back to Davis along fast and smooth Pudah Creek Road. (More route details and map coming soon. Routes subject to change.)
Rest & Refuel Stops: There will be multiple supported Rest & Refuel stops along the 90 mile and 63 mile courses. Look for the REST & REFUEL STOP signs and tents along the way. Be sure to drink plenty of water and electrolyte mix at each and every rest stop, and eat early and often. Don't wait until you’re hungry or thirsty to fuel up.
Post Ride Eats:
A hearty post ride meal will be served near the Finish area in Davis’ Central Park, and is included in your ride entry. When you finish your ride, you will be directed to the spot where you can exchange your ride number for a meal ticket. There will also be other food choices available for purchase.
In the event of an emergency, call 911 and the ride director at 541-912-9792. Most high points and towns along the course have cell service. However, if there is no cell service, await the ride sag wagon or other support vehicle(s) or ride to the nearest town for cell service. There are also occasional emergency box phones along the more isolated portions of the course. First aid services will also be available at the Start-Finish area, and at all Rest & Refuel Stops.