RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley

June 23, 2018

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Inaugural year


Limited spots

75 / 120

Mi / Km

6900 / 2100

ft / m of climbing

Get ready, Northern California

The creators of the largest Gran Fondo in North America are expanding to a brand new location in 2018: Silicon Valley.

Set in California’s high-tech venture capitalist heartland and a true cycling paradise, the event will see a grand new hub of cycling established on Saturday June 23, 2018. The first year is strictly limited to 1000 cyclists with registration now open.

What makes this special? Well, quite a lot. Aside from the spectacular course in the Santa Cruz hills across two distance categories, riders will be treated to full intersection priority in the hills thanks to law enforcement, as well as a pro-style neutralized roll-out through downtown Palo Alto. After that, let the legs take over!

Plus! Come ride with cycling legend Bob Roll.


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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.

Online pricing

 Pricing Opening
Sept 18
Nov 28
Nov 28
Jan 31
Jan 31
Apr 4
Apr 4 to
May 9
May 9
Jun 19 (9am)
Alta Classe (VIP) $650 $675 $700 $725 $750 $775
GranFondo 75mi $225 $250 $260 $270 $280 $290
PrestoFondo 62mi $225 $250 $260 $270 $280 $290
Four Seasons Cup 75mi $225 $250 $260 $270 $280 $290
Youth (U19) $50 $50 $50 $50 $50 $50

Prices are USD. Prices change at 2pm PT unless specified.

All registration costs are subject to online processing fees and applicable taxes.

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