This will be an epic one day adventure that you and your legs won't soon forget. This will be a fully supported Gran Fondo on the legendary back-country roads of rural Louisiana. Come share in the fun. Come share in the pain.
A Gran Fondo held on the classics-style 105 mile Rouge Roubaix course. The Rouge Roubaix Gran Fondo is a real test of endurance for those with a taste for adventure. Therer are SAG stops at the exit of each gravel section.
The race starts in St. Francisville, LA and travels north and west through the back roads of West Feliciana Parish and Wilkinson County, Mississippi.
You will encounter a constantly rolling terrain, and a few climbs that will test all racers. The road surfaces will vary greatly. You will encounter chip and seal, sandy gravel, smooth as glass asphalt, and some roads that are just plain bad. This race is a classic test of man and his machine vs. the terrain and elements.
It would be unfair to attempt to predict what type of weather to expect for the Rouge Roubaix. You should come prepared to battle 80 degree heat and Louisiana humidity (it’s worse than Houston). You should also come prepared to expect temperatures so low that your water bottles will freeze. And then again, if the cycling Gods are with us, we will get one of those perfect spring like days where it will be tough to break a sweat.