The absolute best way to kick off your 2017 riding season!

The Palisade Gran Fondo is a fully supported, timed road cycling event on rolling terrain through picturesque orchards and vineyards of Western Colorado.

Climb up onto the rugged Reeder and Purdy Mesas on back roads past farms and ranches. Attack the course for a podium spot or relax and enjoy the epic scenery–the choice is yours!

This event offers you a choice of two classic Western Colorado road rides–the 72 mile Palisade Gran Fondo or the 40 mile Palisade Piccolo Fondo. We will roll out at with a neutralized 4-mile warm-up spin along the Colorado River before you are cut loose to attack the 38 Road hill and traverse Palisade’s orchards and vineyards all of the way to Whitewater at your own best pace.

Piccolo riders will turn around here and retrace their route, attacking each of the punchy rollers in the opposite direction. Palisade Gran Fondo riders will continue on to be faced with skirting the shoulder of the Grand Mesa as they climb Reeder and Purdy Mesas to 6100 feet. Total climbing is about 3,500 feet- but do not be deceived, the long false flats and punchy pip ups on this course present a worthy challenge to any climber.

  • Riders can expect well stocked aid stations featuring Honey Stinger products and Hammer Heed hydration drink
  • Pactimo is the official clothing sponsor with awesome schwag for all riders as well as winners jerseys for podium finishers and beautiful custom jerseys and jackets for purchase
  • On-course roving mechanical support will assure you are able to complete your ride.
  • Following the ride all participants will receive accurate times, and celebrate their efforts with local food, beer and wine in beautiful Palisade Colorado!
At a Glance
  • 03 Jun 2017 7:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Palisade Gran FondoPalisade Gran FondoPalisade, Colorado, USA
  • Up to 72 miles (116 km)
  • From 60.00 USD

Extra Information

Add $5 for late entry.

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