The first-ever Gran Fondo Sarasota will take place on October 7, 2018 at Nathan Benderson Park. Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to ride in one of the four road courses: the 100-mile Gran, 66-mile Medio, 33-mile Piccolo or 8-mile Corto cruiser ride.
It is not a timed event, and cyclists will depart from the park between 7 a.m. - 11 a.m., depending on their chosen distance, with the 100-mile riders leaving first. Course registration fees range from $25 - $148.50, depending on the course selected. This is all about participating, not the pace! Pick your distance and come out with the whole family to enjoy a day of cycling.
WWSB ABC7’s Joey Panek, producer and host of the Suncoast View, will act as the event’s emcee. Following the rides, cyclists and their families and friends can celebrate their accomplishments during the Finish Line Party, hosted for the fourth year by PGT Innovations, Florida's largest window and door manufacturer. The event will feature music, food trucks and fun family-friendly activities!