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Levi's GranFondo

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Hailed as one of the top cycling events in the US, and with 11 various routes, Levi's GranFondo has something for everyone. Cyclists travel from far and near to cycle the famous route and get involved with this great course. Come out for the camaraderie or the post-race beer.

How to enter the Levi's GranFondo

  1. Family

    Bike 8.8mi
    Free
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  2. Piccolo

    Bike 30mi
    $76.50
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  3. Medio

    Bike 63mi
    $153
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  4. The Fort

    Bike 85mi
    $176.80
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  5. Gran

    Bike 102mi
    $178.50
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  6. Growler

    Bike 117mi
    $214.20–$252
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Levi's GranFondo routes

With a wide variety of options Levi's GranFondo can accommodate any rider ability; from the complete beginner to the experienced professional. There are five major race categories with the option to add-on as you ride:

Family: A classic beginner option with limited elevation gain (8.8 miles & 168 feet) and that attracts loads of children or first-timers every year.

Piccolo: A short 30-mile route over the vineyards toward Occidental where riders can stop to refuel at the full-service rest stop. This is a fairly flat course with the exception of the ~650 foot climb into Occidental. Add-on options include: "Piccolo +"

Medio: Here riders start getting into the tougher challenges, this route is a great one if you consider yourself an intermediate rider keen for a test. The 63 mile route takes cyclists to Sonoma Coast State Park, along the coast before heading back inland toward Santa Rosa. Total elevation gain of over 3,500 feet. Add-on options include: "Medio + Willow Creek"

Gran: The Gran is the classic, the OG, the one that started this whole thing off 11 years ago. This route takes riders through the ancient redwood forests at the bottom of King Ridge to the beautiful open blue skies at the edge of Salt Point State Park and along the coast toward Bodega Head. The course includes 102 miles of stunning scenery, beautiful coastlines and over 9,000 feet of elevation gain. Add-on options include: "The Fort" and "The Fort + Willow Creek"

Growler: Following a similar route to the Gran, but extending slightly further passed Salt Point State Park on the north-end of the route. This has everything you like about cycling and so much more. The 117 mile route is not to be scoffed at and certainly not for the 'faint-legged'. The 10,000+ feet of elevation gain makes this cycle a real test of your quad's strength and endurance but the views and the people make it all worthwhile. Add-on options include: 'Growler + Willow Creek'

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Professional chip timing
  • Clearly marked course
  • Fully supported ride
  • Aid stations fully stocked with various snacks (incl. gluten free options)
  • On-course mechanics
  • 100 on-bike marshals
  • SAG support vehicles
  • Post-race beer and meal
  • Live music and festival entrance
Raceday Logistics

Schedule:

Friday: Riders will be able to pickup their race packets from Juilliard Park between 11AM and 10PM. There will be sponsor exhibits throughout the day (11AM - 7PM).

Saturday:

6:15AM - 7:45AM - Packet Pickup at Juilliard Park

7:00AM - Rider Staging at A Place to Play

7:30AM - Important Announcements

8:00AM - All routes start together

6:00PM - Race course closes

11:00AM - 6:00PM - Race festival with food, beer, and live music.

Spectators

This event is an awesome one to bring the whole family to, the day long festival with live music keeps everyone in good spirits and offers plenty of entertainment.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for this awesome event then please follow the link below to find details about volunteering. There are positions open from mid-September until the day after the race. https://www.levisgranfondo.com/riderguide

Frequently Asked Questions

I thought there are 11 route options at Levi's GranFondo, how come I can only sign up for 5?
There are five major route categories but a total of 11 variations when you consider the add-on options. You will sign up for the route you plan to take and on the day you will be able to ride the add-on option to that specific route (if you choose). Note that your ticket allows you entry to one of the five major routes, you will not be able to switch to another route without paying the additional charge.
How difficult is Levi's GranFondo?
Each of the routes varies in difficulty, but the Family route is designed to accommodate complete beginners and children whereas the Gran or Growler are for experienced riders. The fastest known time for the Gran route was 5 hours and this was set by a professional at the highest level.
Where is packet pickup for Levi's GranFondo?
Packet pickup takes place at the Church of One Tree in Juilliard Park on Friday (11AM to 10PM) or on Saturday (6:30AM to 7:45AM). There will be a short ride from where you are parked to packet pickup and the starting location (these are different) so please give yourself enough time to get between the three locations.
Are there time cut-offs for Levi's GranFondo?
Yes, there are three cut-off points along the route. 9:45AM at Cazadero Highway and 116, 10AM at Fort Ross Road, 11:15AM at Tin Barn Road and the course will close at 6PM.
Will there be somewhere to leave my bike after Levi's GranFondo for the festival?
Yes, there will be a bike valet to park your bike after the race.
Which artists are performing at Levi's GranFondo festival?
The Sam Chase and the Untraditional are headlining the post-ride festival.
I am under 24 years old, can I race for free?
Yes, but only those who are younger than 24 on race day then you can ride for free. In order to do this you must fill out the enrollment form at the following website: https://www.levisgranfondo.com/u24
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