Let’s raise the Gran Fondo bar.
What makes the event special? Well, quite a lot. Aside from the spectacular course in the Santa Cruz hills and Friday Expo, riders will be treated to a gourmet feast and party at the finishline, with an executive-chef-created street food festival, music and drinks all thrown in with registration.
We’ve partnered with bike transport and mechanical specialists to get your bike here and back. Or, simply choose to rent a lightweight steed instead.
Out on route, you’ll be looked after by an army of support staff from roving and fixed mechanics to nutrition stations and medical teams. All you need to think about is nailing that perfect pose for the photographers.
Today, we ride. Good luck everyone!
Tag your posts with #rbcgranfondo to see your posts above. They’ll also be displayed live on big screens at the event!
The stunning route
La Honda; Alice’s Restaurant; The Bike Hut. Inaugural riders are set to take a tour through some of Silicon Valley’s most iconic cycling locations, tackling leg-testing climbs and magnificent descents to delight the senses throughout. Making the most of historic Stage Road as well as rugged Pacific views punctuated with riding through the ranches of Pescadero, the famous Redwoods at Purisima Creek and a procession through downtown Silicon Valley itself, you’ll experience a ride like no other.
In 2018, take the full challenge of a 75 mile loop or ride the shorter 62 mile PrestoFondo.
Celebration in Silicon Valley
It’s not just a ride, it’s a weekend fiesta. It’s about the experience of going for a big ride with your friends and celebrating properly afterwards. You start and finish from our dedicated Celebration Plaza carnival zone hosted at the foot of the Four Seasons East Palo Alto, and the party well and truly flows.
You’ll get an ice-cold beer, wine or soft drink when you cross the line along with a awesome hot street-food options thanks to executive chefs at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley. Pull up a chair, grab your friends and soak up the beats the DJ’s putting down. The celebration’s just getting started.
2019 online pricing
Special June 23 – 27 (2pm)
|Jan 9 to
Jun 18 (9am)
|Alta Classe (VIP)||$650||$675||$700||$725||$750||$775|
|Four Seasons Cup 73mi||$225||$250||$260||$270||$280||$290|
Prices are USD. Prices change at 2pm PT unless specified.
All registration costs are subject to online processing fees and applicable taxes.