We are pumped to announce that the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Pasadena is returning this June 2, 2013!
Get ready to roll and go: breathtaking views of the San Gabriel Valley are just the beginning, pedaling through cycling friendly towns like Claremont, Monrovia and Temple City, and the reserves. There will be three courses offered (25, 68 and 94 miles with a maximum of 5134 vertical gain and 7.7 % max grade), some of which will be along the historic Route 66. The courses take you through almost the entire San Gabriel Valley from urban areas through the foothills and winding through some of the superb suburbs.
Depending on the course you choose, the ride meanders through the campus of Scripps and Pomona Colleges, past the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens and through Pasadena, Arcadia-home of Santa Anita Racetrack, along the foothills in Azusa and Glendora, La Verne-and a thigh-burning climb through Covina, San Dimas and the great regional Bonelli Park, Baldwin Park, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Irwindale, Pomona, El Monte, and San Marino.
After burning epic calories on the ride, the edible payoff will be Top Chef contestant Alex Eusebio arranging a delicious epicurean buffet transporting you to Italy, including an assortment of pasta with distinctive flavors of different parts of Italy (farfalle al pesto from the Northern region of Liguria, Lasagna alla Toscana from the center, and Rigatoni alla Siciliana from the South), plus designer Panini, complemented by fresh salads. YES, please!
The renewed Expo will offer enhanced Italian flair, offering the opportunity to indulge with genuine Italian gourmet tasting, authentic espresso, Italian soda and so much more!
Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia will be partnering with the Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, serving the local communities. Seventy-five percent of the Affiliate’s net income funds grants to local hospitals and community health organizations serving the uninsured and under-insured women in Los Angeles County. The remaining 25 percent supports Susan G. Komen’s national grants program which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research and education initiatives around the world.
Get out and show some support for this awesome event for an incredible cause. Register for the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia Pasadena today and receive a Registration Package which includes: a bottle of superb wine Nero d’Avola (Feudo Aranci), a CamelBack canteen, and a goodie bag with Italian exclusive products.
Register by May 25 and enter to win a Bianchi Impulso Ultegra, Limar helmets Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia and Limar sunglasses!
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