Boone Gran Fondo

When:
August 2, 2020 all-day
2020-08-02T00:00:00-04:00
2020-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Capua Law Firm
164 Depot St
Boone, NC 28607
USA
Boone Gran Fondo
Date: Sunday 02 August 2020
Start Location: Capua Law Firm
164 Depot St, Boone, NC 28607 
 
Organizer’s Website: Website
Registration: Registration

 

Registration Fee Schedule
Registration Options
Miles
Early Regular Late Event Day
Online Only Online Only Online Only Onsite Only
Super Gran 100 $120 $140 $160 $175
Medio 58 $100 $120 $140 $155
Piccolo 25 $65 $85 $105 $110
Processing Fees PLUS Processing Fees
Reg Period Start Date   03 Jul 2020 23 Jul 2020 02 Aug 2020
Reg Period End Date 02 Jul 2020 22 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020 02 Aug 2020

 

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   8716 Map
8:00 am 58 Medio Route   5016 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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