Gran Fondo National Series
The Gran Fondo National Series (GFNS) is the country’s only national cycling race/ride circuit. The full series is found here. The series was established in 2012 and is comprised of nine European-style ride/races staged in the United States. Every GFNS event offers courses covering 30, 60 and 100-mile journeys through some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in endurance sports. Timed sections allow riders to compete in specific segments of the course, while casual cyclists can ride at their own pace. Participants can ride as individuals or on teams. GFNS awards special prizes to the top riders in every age and gender category.
Riders have the opportunity to compete to be the best gran fondo rider in the nation, through collective placement across the series of events, such as the Tour de Big Bear HC Gran Fondo, as well as the one-day national championship event.
The Haute Route cycling events are the world’s most prestigious cycling events for amateur riders, run over seven or three days, timed and ranked, across the most iconic cols. 100% of your entry fee to the Tour de Big Bear Gran Fondo HC can be applied to any Haute Route event.
Hundreds of riders every year from all over the world take part in the Haute Route events, and take on the most mythical cols and roads in all of cycling. The attraction of these legendary cols, such as the Ventoux, Alpe d’Huez, Galibier, Tourmalet, Stelvio and Independence Pass cannot be underestimated, but beyond the sporting challenge is another story, a human story that for many is life changing… Haute Route cycling events
The Haute Route’s objective is to deliver an unparalleled ‘professional’ experience for amateur cyclists. This means not only delivering first class hospitality and event management, but all the key ingredients that make up the culture and experience of professional road racing.