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Black Bear Gran Fondo
This is the 21st year that the Grayling Rotary Club has organized a Black Bear event and we will continue with the Gran Fondo format we started in 2016 which has been wildly successful! We are grateful for the many loyal followers we have developed over the years and hope to continue to earn their support and loyalty with our redesigned Black Bear Gran Fondo event and attract new Black Bear enthusiasts who will also return year after year. Learn more about this race at http://blackbeargranfondo.com or signup directly at https://runsignup.com/blackbear.
What is a Gran Fondo?
It’s a race, it’s a ride and it’s a party at the finish line!
By definition, it is a mass participation cycling event that got its start in Italy in the early 1900’s. Loosely translated, it means everything from “great foundation”, “great distance” or “great endurance.” Some cyclists ride for the satisfaction and pride of just making it to the finish line. Others want to improve upon their previous times and to challenge themselves, their friends, their teammates. Some ride to win.
What is the date of the Black Bear Gran Fondo?
July 10th, 2021
Where is the start?
Hanson Hills Recreation Area
7601 Old Lake Road, Grayling, MI 49738
Route starting times:
- 100 Mile (century) Loop 8:00 AM
- 62 Mile (metric century) Loop 8:30 AM
- 45 Mile Loop 9:00 AM
- All looped rides routes start and end at Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, Michigan