Thank You Riders, Volunteers and Sponsors!!!!Monday, November 10, 2014
We have always said, “It takes a Village to produce an event.” Nothing could be truer for this event. We want to thank our awesome staff, dedicated volunteers, from the motor crew to the course managers, to the Aid Station peeps and the Festivale Italiano, and our generous sponsors for helping us realize the new Giro Della Costa Centrale.
We do all this for the riders and we thank you so much for making this ride so special. We hope you had a great time and that you will join us in 2015! Our registration special is open until end of day tomorrow and we have Bob “Bobke” Roll on tap to join the fun. We’ll have other special guests as well, stay tuned.
And finally, we want to thank all of the Pros who came out and joined the fun. Cheers to Christian Vande Velde, Peter Stetina, Patty People, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Wayne Stetina, Adam Laurent, Casey Bateman, Shawn Morelli, Sara Headley, Kristabel Doebel-Hickok and Dustin Cottle. Also, a special thank you to Pedro Brown and USAC Board Chair Bob Stapleton for their support.
The new Giro Della Costa Centrale is here!! Building upon the history and success of the SLO GranFondo, the Giro Della Costa Centrale (Tour of the Central Coast) has all new routes, beautiful Central Coast scenery, challenging climbs, a new classic bike rally and everything Italian from food, music and wine at the Festivale Italiano at the 5-Star Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes.The rides benefit Hearst Cancer Resource Center at French Hospital Medical Center and Alpha.
The rides celebrate cycling at its best. The new SLO GranFondo (100 miles) traces many of the roads used on the Amgen Tour of California Stage 5, traveling through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, into the Santa Ynez Valley and back to the Nipomo Mesa. This ride sees 4000 feet of climbing, great vistas and a challenge to all.
The MedioFondo (61 miles) provides a great challenge without the “suffer fest.” It’s a great ride for both men and women who like great scenery, a great workout and, frankly just love being in the saddle.
The FemmeFondo (50 miles) is a women-only ride, a first for this event. We’ll have professionals riding all out, along with participants thrilling chick fest fashion – these women will kick it! Bella!
The PiccoloFondo (25 miles) is a substantial ride, great for beginners to intermediate riders. A pleasant route for a Sunday ride with plenty of time to enjoy Festivale Italiano and, maybe, even a trip to the Trilogy Resort Spa.
LA DOLCE VITA! This phrase epitomizes the Central Coast of California! Our Festivale Italiano at Trilogy Resort at Monarch Dunes will show off the best of this area and its Italian heritage. We’ll have local Italian food, Italian wine, local craft beers, Italian music and a whole lot more!