Welcome to the 2021 Thousand Islands Gran Fondo Challenge!
Gran Challenge. Gran Bike Kit. Gran Fondo. Give yourself a Gran Challenge this summer. The Thousand Islands Gran Fondo combines a beautiful ride, a series of challenges for both newer and experienced cyclists, and a great jersey to reward yourself with.
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 was purposely selected in September to allow riders to get fit over the summer and be ready for one of the distances in September.
The Covid pandemic has eliminated our ability to host a one-day mass event but it cannot crush our spirit and commitment to host an even better edition of our Gran Fondo. We have the ultimate challenge for every rider regardless of ability. A challenge that will inspire you for months and will get you ready to conquer any distance event.
To Complete the 2021 Thousand Islands Gran Fondo Challenge, You Will Need to Complete Four Individual Challenges
Challenge #1: Complete 250km in the month of June
Challenge #2: Complete 500km in the month of July
Challenge #3: Complete 750km in the month of August
Challenge #4: Complete one of the TI Gran Fondo routes (80/120/160km) between Friday, September 10th, and Sunday, September 12th, 2021.
Challenge #4 will be an unsupported ride but we will have a gift bag of food and goods ready for you when you complete the ride!
Once you register for the challenge you will be sent a link to our Ride with GPS challenge board that will automatically record all your rides between June and September when using the Ride with GPS app. Full instructions will be sent to each rider when they register.
Bonus: You Will Receive SWAG for Completing EACH Challenge!
Complete Challenge #1: TI Gran Fondo Water Bottle
Complete Challenge #2: TI Gran Fondo Cycling Hat
Complete Challenge #3: TI Gran Fondo T-Shirt
Complete Challenge #4: Bag Full of Post-Ride Food, a Local Craft Beer and a special edition TI Gran Fondo Jersey
Complete All 4 TI Gran Fondo Challenges: This includes the TI Gran Fondo water bottle, cycling hat, t-shirt, food + beer, and you will receive a special edition TI Gran Fondo jersey marking the 1600km of riding that you accomplished in three months.
TI Gran Fondo Challenge Registration Fees:
Challenge #1 Registration Fee: $70.00 + HST
Challenge #2 Registration Fee: $70.00 + HST
Challenge #3 Registration Fee: $70.00 + HST
Challenge #4 Registration Fee: $130.00 + HST
Registration for all 4 TI Gran Fondo Challenges: $285.00 + HST
This includes the TI Gran Fondo water bottle, cycling hat, t-shirt, and the special edition TI Gran Fondo jersey.
$5.00 from each individual challenge registration and $20.00 for all four challenges will be donated to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.