Rated #1 Gran Fondo in the USA for 2019. Offering a choice of 6 routes ranging 18-125 mile for riders at all levels.
Up to 6 timed climbs featured along the routes.
September 13 2020
SIX CYCLING CHALLENGES TO CHOOSE FROM
Garden State Fondo is the Northeast’s premier cycling endurance challenge.
Continuing in the pedal strokes of Gran Fondo NJ, Garden State Fondo is committed to building the nation’s most vibrant cycling community and making cycling important part of our society.
Routes images for illustration only, please visit Routes page to review final 2019 cycling routes.
Gran Fondo - What’s Included
It’s hard to describe the amazing feeling of achievement, the sensation of the mass start or the stunning views in which you will immerse yourself during the ride in the Land of the Rolling Hills. Below are just a few of the things that we will be there to help you with, so you experience every the most fun you’ll have on a bike in a single day.
Traditional Gran Fondo Mass Start at 7:00 am
KOM & QOM award ceremony
Personalized Event "Bib" (Number)
Amazing snacks by local pastry chefs along the route
Post-ride Food Festival featuring foods by local chefs
Post-ride Entertainment and Expo
Discounts on local hotels for the Gran Fondo NJ Weekend
Free training rides throughout the months leading to the Gran Fondo.
A well-marked route with signage marking at every turn, Cue Sheets, a top-tube sticker
Police and marshals to guide you on your way
SAG Support and Mechanical Support at each Rest Stop
Overnight bike parking at the Hyatt Morristown
Your participation at Gran Fondo NJ allows us to support the following event partners:
New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition
Nica - New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League
The Seeing Eye
THE Gran Fondo Weekend PROGRAM
The Gran Fondo is all about bringing cycling together in celebration of the world’s most beautiful sport. This starts with our training ride series, starting every June and continuing with a full weekend of cycling events.
Gran Fondo schedule - September 8
5:30 am: Registration
If you can't make it to packet pickup on Friday or Saturday, we'll take care of you on the morning of the ride.
10:00 am: Post Ride Festival
When you feel ready, please join us at the post ride festival together with family and friends. Explore Morristown and the latest in bike tech.
7:00 am: Mass Start
The start of the most fun you’ll have on a bike in a single day. Join over 2,000 cyclists eager to explore our playground.
10:30 am: Meal Service Begins
Sit down with your cycling friends or make new ones and taste some of New Jersey’s best food. Break bread after the ride.
07:30 am: Rest Stops Open
Need a moment to relax and regroup? Coffee, cannolis, cookies and other treats to fuel the rest of your ride.
11:00 am: Pizza Time
Wood-fired pizzas prepared on site in a 900°F brick oven. Featured at the last stop on the Medio, Migrane, Gran and Estremo routes
8:30 am: Coffee Central
Segafredo is hosting a luxurious rest stop in Califon, the main hub of our longest routes. Espressos and more!
12:00 pm: KOM & QOM Awards
Join us at the top of each hour to celebrate the women and men who challenged themselves the most and achieved those challenges.
It’s like a TreaSURe Hunt
Cycling performance depends on great nutrition. On the ride you’ll find Wood Fire Brick Oven Pizzas, Cheesecakes, Affogatos, Cannolis, Pignolis, Ice Cream Sandwiches and Espresso.
Our foods are hand made from outstanding local ingredients by New Jersey’s top chefs and pastry chefs.
Garden State Fondo 2019 is sponsored by: