|Gran Fondo New York|
|Italian Style Racing Comes to the City|
The fourth edition of Gran Fondo New York brings Italian cycling culture to the world's greatest city on May 18th, 2014. Join thousands of cyclists on a challenging 100-mile Gran Fondo and 65-mile non-competitive Medio Fondo from New York City to Bear Mountain and back in an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride.
Gran Fondo New York starts with a crossing on the George Washington Bridge, which will be closed to traffic for the event. Enjoy magnificent views of Manhattan during this once-in-a-lifetime car-free stint. As you follow the Hudson River upstream on rural roads and through scenic towns, riders will compete against each other and themselves on timed climbs that count towards winning the King and Queen of the Mountain competition. The featured climb of the event and Cima Coppi (the ride's highest point) is the nearly four-mile climb up Bear Mountain in Harriman State Park. After descending, the course winds its way back towards the bridge with two more timed climbs.
The total ride distance is 100 miles/161k and the elevation gain is 8,500ft/2,800m.
Bike and Roll NYC is proud to offer our fleet of Trek Racing Bikes for this year's Gran Fondo NY. Reserve your bike online and then pick up your rental the day before the race on May 17th from 10am to 6pm at our Pier 84 location. Mechanics will be available to change out pedals. Return is easy: Bike and Roll personnel will be at the finish line where you can drop off your bike and retrieve your pedals.
An excellent, well-tuned bike, helmet, and all this convenience is only $159 (plus tax).
Currently, we are undergoing updates to our reservations system to accommodate special preferences for special events - Gran Fondo reservations will begin end of December/early January. To ensure your rental, please full out this form to be added to our waitlist - Gran Fondo NY 2014 Waitlist