2018 Event Schedule
Important Dates and Times
Event Date: April 8, 2018
Online Registration closes April 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Mail-In Registration postmarked by March 23, 2018
Packet and Merchandise Pick-up: Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (At Expo)
Day-of registration ( if space is still available): Sunday, April 8 from 5:00 AM to 6:30 AM (At Start)
Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
5:00 AM Day of Registration Opens (At the start line)
6:00 AM Starting grid opens
7:00 AM Opening Remarks
7:15 AM Ride Start
10:30 AM Lunch and Beer Service Opens
12:30 PM Japatul Rest Stop Closed
3:30 PM Otay Lakes Rest Stop Closed
5:00 PM Plaza Bonita Rest Stop Closed
5:30 PM Course Closes
Packet Pickup: An Event Packet containing your rider number, timing chip and other essentials must be picked up before the ride begins. Packet Pickup is offered Saturday all day at the expo Ruocco park - Seaport Village) and on Sunday morning at the start line.
Merchandise Pickup: Pick up all pre-ordered merchandise Saturday at the Expo. Items will not be mailed. Merchandise will not be available for pick up Sunday morning at the start line. All remaining items maybe picked up Sunday in the beer garden after you finish the ride.
Participation: Open to all riders 15 years of age and up. Each rider must be in sound health for the event chosen. Riders under 18 must have the signed consent of a parent or guardian. While most riders will use a road bike for the Granfondo, those riding the shorter distance Piccolo Fondo and Fun Fondo may use other types of bikes such as mountain bikes and hybrids.
Timed Climbs: The Honey Springs climb will serve as the KOM/QOM for the Gran Fondo riders.
Age Categories for KOM prizes: Male and female U23 / 23-34 / 35-44 / 45-54 /
55-64 / 65+. Note all KOM prizes will be shipped to the winners of all age categories.
Starting Time: The Gran Fondo San Diego starts at 7:15am, with pre-ride announcements at 7:00am. Please be sure to line up at least 30 minutes prior to the start.
Helmets: Helmets are required at this event and must be worn at all times while on the bike. They need to be in good working order and meet current ANSI helmet codes.
Rules of the Road: This ride is held under the rules of the road. Riders must obey all rules of the road and posted road signs.
Required Equipment: All riders must carry tools for changing tires, extra inner tubes or sew-ups, and a tire pump. Riders are expected to change their own flats; however, mechanical support is available for more complex issues.
Aero Bars: Aero bars are allowed for this event; however, they may not be used when riding in a pack or drafting another rider. Because of crowded conditions at the start of the ride, the use the aero bars during the first eight miles of the ride is not permitted.
Mechanical Assistance and SAG: Four mechanics are stationed along the course to help fix broken bicycles. Riders are expected to change their own flats. SAG drivers are primarily on the course for riders who need a ride to the finish due to mechanical or health issues. If extreme conditions exist, such as cold, heat, wind, or rain, please be aware that SAG drivers might be extremely busy, and event organizers recommend that riders call friends or family for assistance.
Routes Changes: Routes are subject to change, due to unforeseen issues with weather, road construction or permitting requirements.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds or transfers are provided.