Boone Gran Fondo

When:
August 4, 2019 all-day
2019-08-04T00:00:00-04:00
2019-08-05T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
MountainTrue
164 Depot St
Boone, NC 28607
USA
Boone Gran Fondo
Date: Sunday 04 August 2019
Start Location: MountainTrue
164 Depot St, Boone, NC 28607 
 
Organizer’s Website: Website
Registration: Registration

 

Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Options Miles Early Regular Late Event Day
Gran Route 100 $115 $120 $140 $175
Medio Route 58 $95 $100 $125 $155
Piccolo Route 25 $60 $65 $85 $110
Reg Period End Date   05 Jan 2019 15 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019
Reg Period End Date 04 Jan 2019 14 Jul 2019 30 Jul 2019 04 Aug 2019

 

Start Times / Routes / Distances / Maps
Start Miles 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100   Elev/ft Maps
8:00 am 100 Gran Route   8633 Map
8:00 am 58 Medio Route   5363 Map
8:00 am 25 Piccolo Route   2287 Map

 

About This Event

In mid-summer, the High Country of North Carolina enjoys 80-degree temperatures while the surrounding East Coast temperatures hover in the high 90s. Early August is a prime time to be in Boone! The Boone Gran Fondo rolls through Appalachian State University and, after just a few turns, climbs beside picturesque Winklers Creek during the first timed section.

After a short downhill and a climb up the gorgeous Shull’s Mill road, the course passes the Blue Ridge Parkway and turns onto Hwy 221. This section of road was hand built in the 1890’s across Grandfather Mountain and served as the Blue Ridge Parkway until the 1980’s. This second timed section is like a paved roller coaster.

After passing the Grandfather Park entrance, the downhill into Linville is a local favorite stretch of road. The route passes through the Avery County seat, the town of Newland. The back roads of Cow Camp and Squirrel Creek lead to the North Toe River Valley. Here, riders enjoy a few tranquil moments in the valley before the ascent, and third timed section, on the back of Beech Mountain.

Another nice downhill waits on the other side. The beautiful Bethel Valley brings riders to a climb to the Tennessee State Line to end the fourth timed section. From here, the route cruises on a very long gradual downhill grade through the valley and communities of Sugar Grove and Valle Crucis before it takes a climb up Laurel Fork and White Oak roads back to the town of Boone.

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