The New Zealand Gran Fond has 2 challenging options for you to choose from in 2020.
Gran Fondo - 100km
The New Zealand Gran Fondo bought to you by Hobbiton Movie Set is 100km of Waikato cycling paradise. There are a number of solid climbs (1163m of climbing) but the challenge is worth it with great views from the top!
Starting times are staggered based on your predicted ride time and there is an early bird group for those that need a little more time.
There will be riding jerseys awarded to the overall male and female winner of each age group (10 year age brackets). KOM Jerseys provided by Good George and QOM Jerseys provided by Forsyth Barr will also be awarded to the winner of each age bracket for the fastest timed ride up Maungakawa (note, not the first to the top – the fastest time recorded).
It is a beautiful course to ride with friends or to make friends a long the way. Then sit down and relax in the party atmosphere at the finish line with Good George served cold.
Please note you must be 14 years of age or older on event day to take part in the 100km event.
Corto Fondo - 18km
The shorter sibling of the Gran Fondo stands at 18km long. It is a flatter course with one notable lump in the road. It is designed to be a solid ride for those wanting to complete rather than compete. Every finisher will be awarded a finishers medal.
We recommend that an adult rides with any children that are not confident on the road as roads are not closed. All children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult.