1000 Reasons To Ride!

A tougher pre-event challenge, better swag and a reverse loop on the in person ride day.  Yes –  new route on the ride day! This way you can take in the 1000 Islands in a whole new way. The Thousand Islands Gran Fondo was created to encourage folks of all abilities and levels to get fit and active by challenging themselves to one of our three routes (80/120/160km). The event date is purposely selected in September to allow riders to get fit over the summer and be ready for one of the distances in September. This 2024 edition will include our 3-month Thousand Islands Summer Fondo Challenge to prepare you for our in-person ride on September 10, 2024! A challenge that will inspire you for months and will get you ready to conquer any distance event.

2024 Thousand Islands Gran Fondo Summer Challenge

You Will Need to Complete 3 Individual Challenges

Challenge #1: Complete 500km in the month of June and receive a pair of DeFeet fondo socks. Challenge #2: Complete 750km in the month of July and receive a Thousand Reasons to Ride T-Shirt. Challenge #3: Complete 1000km in the month of August and receive a Thousand Reasons to Ride Hoodie.   Summer Fondo Challenge Fee:  $120.00+HST

2024 Thousand Islands Gran Fondo In-Person Ride on September 10!

We have three different routes you can ride on September 10th: 80km, 120km and 160km. This year we will reverse the loops! This way you can see the Islands in a whole different way.  The River Mill Restaurant will be right at the finish line to provide some great post-race food and drink as you sit back on the patio and take in the great view. All finishers will receive a Thousand Island Gran Fondo beer mug!   In-Person Ride Fee of $125.00 + HST:

  1.  Post-ride Food and Fuel Party
  2. Finisher Glass Beer Mug
  3. Register by September 3, 2024

2024 Thousand Island Fondo Jersey can be ordered for $55+HST Size Guide Special Pricing for the Fondo Summer Challenge AND In-Person Ride

  1. $235.00 + HST
  2. Register by June 1, 2024

$5.00 from each individual challenge registration will be donated to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.