2011 La Bicicletta Gran Fondo - Sunday August 28th 2011

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2011 La Bicicletta Gran Fondo - Sunday August 28th 2011

Time: August 28, 2011 from 7am to 2pm
Location: Endras BMW Dealership
Street: 100 Achillies Rd.
City/Town: Ajax
Website or Map: http://www.labicicletta.com/g…
Phone: (416)762-2679
Event Type: grand, fondo
Organized By: DY
Latest Activity: Aug 27, 2011

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2011 La Bicicletta Gran Fondo

The 4th annual La Bicicletta Gran Fondo incorporates the best aspects of cycling into one special event. There’s a great spread of food before the ride, you get a snazzy new Giordana event jersey, hop on your bike with great people, use that as an excuse to eat more great seasonal food afterwards, win cool prizes, and still get home before getting into too much trouble.

This year we have the special honour of Michael Barry joining us. Michael is one of Canada’s most accomplished cyclists, now a hardened veteran of the European professional peloton, and respected author, to boot. Both groups will get to ride with him. Following just behind in coolness, the entire Jet Fuel Coffee – La Bicicletta racing team will act as ride marshals. Talk shop with them! In addition, the all new Pinarello Dogma2 bicycle will be on hand, which nobody else in North America has.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover how remote and awesome this year’s route is. Despite being so close to the city, you’d never think of venturing there on your own. The two route options are:

(1) Medio Fondo route: 80km long, with a leisurely 20-25 km/h average speed observed. The route hugs Lake Ontario on mostly quiet country backroads, with some gently rolling terrain. To spice things up, there is one 100 meter section of hard-packed gravel- channel your inner hard-man spirit! We have a lead motorcycle (so you don’t have to worry about directions), a mechanical support vehicle following closely behind, and two rest stops with food and drink en route.

(2) Gran Fondo route: 130km long, with a steady 35km/h average speed. The route features lots of rollers with sections to test your legs against some of the best bike racers in the country (go head-to-head against Michael Barry, or the Jet Fuel boys!). Stragglers will not be abandoned, though. There is a lead moto (so you don’t have to worry about directions), a mechanical support vehicle following closely behind, and two rest stops with food and drink en route.

 

This year’s attractions:
• Valet car & bike parking.
• Michael Barry, Canada's favourite professional bike racer, will ride with both groups.
• Jet Fuel Coffee – La Bicicletta team riders will be our ride marshals.
• BMW lead motorcycles, and SAG wagons with mechanical support closely at hand.
• The new Pinarello Dogma2 bicycle on exhibit (which nobody else in North America has).
• Rest stops en route with food and drink to recharge your energy.
• Two meals with lots of yummy food, with wine and beer.

Prizes:  Lots
• Two head-to-toe Assos kits- one men’s and another woman’s.
• Oakley custom sunglasses.

Event details:
Date: Sunday August 28, 2011
Location: Endras BMW dealership, 100 Achillies Rd, Ajax (click here for a map).
Schedule: 7:30-8:30 sign-in & breakfast; 8:45 depart; 12:00 arrival; 12:30 lunch.
Price: $250 per person.
Registration: Click Here for the online registration link.

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Comment by DY on August 12, 2011 at 6:07pm
0krqfgsg583lk Comment by 0krqfgsg583lk on August 12, 2011 at 6:11pm
I'm so down but I may need a ride....I'm pumped!!!
Comment by DY on August 12, 2011 at 6:19pm

Not cheap, but well worth it!  You get a jersey and lots of food, beer and wine!

 

I'll drive.

Comment by Leigh Berndsen on August 12, 2011 at 6:34pm
Sounds like great fun!  I can take 2 extras if anyone needs a ride.
Comment by DY on August 12, 2011 at 6:48pm
Peter Oyler and a Watts Up contingent will be there as well.
0krqfgsg583lk Comment by 0krqfgsg583lk on August 14, 2011 at 1:02am
a bit out of my price range considering now i'm going to do the Orillia Duathlon the week before...have fun!
Steve Fantaske Comment by Steve Fantaske on August 16, 2011 at 10:18am
Wow sounds like a really cool event. Unfortunately I have a schedule conflict for that day so I won't be able to make it.
Comment by Peter Sutton on August 17, 2011 at 10:42am
Love to go, but I too have a schedule conflict.
Lou Montana Comment by Lou Montana on August 26, 2011 at 6:54pm

Hey I will be there looking for a wheel!

Maybe yours ...Dan. 

Comment by DY on August 26, 2011 at 7:17pm
Nice, saw your name on the list.... See you Sunday morning!

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