The Northeast’s Cycling Playground: Constantly rated one of the top 3 Gran Fondos in the U.S., GFNJ invites you to come ride in the land of the rolling hills.
Offering a choice of 6 routes ranging between 18 Mile - 125 Miles.
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 (on-site Bike Parking)
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
3,000 free car parking spaces within 100' of the start corral
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
SIX CYCLING CHALLENGES TO CHOOSE FROM
Gran Fondo NJ is a cycling endurance challenge.
We started GFNJ as part of the challenge to build the nation’s most vibrant cycling community and to make cycling important part of our society. Now we invite you to challenge yourself.
Gran Fondo WEEKEND PROGRAM
Morristown is the Northeast’s cycling capital. One of the goals of the Gran Fondo is to connect cyclists with the larger community. The ride achieves that challenge by making cycling an important part of our community, culturally and economically.
We invite you to enjoy Morristown off the bike just as much as you’ll enjoy the ride. That’s why we offer a whole weekend long cycling program.
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.
Gran Fondo Program - 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.
GFNJ 2019 is sponsored by: