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  • 1. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 
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  • 2. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE 
 Table
of
Contents
 
Special
guest:
Greg
LeMond............................................................3
Event
overview/descriptions...........................................................4
Schedule
of
events/packet
pick
up
dates........................................5
Parking
&
Directions........................................................................6
Route
Descriptions ..........................................................................7
 –
60
Mile
Route
(Piccolo
Fondo)
 .................................................8
 –
75
Mile
Route
(Medio
Fondo)
 ............................................... 10
 –
90
Mile
Route
(Gran
Fondo)
 ................................................. 12
 –
LeMond
Challenge
Hill
Climb
 ................................................ 14
 –
Results/Awards

 .................................................................... 15
 –
Photographs

......................................................................... 15
Lodging,
Travel
and
Directions

 ................................................... 16
Safety,
Rules
and
Emergency
information

 ................................. 16
Echelon
Staff
and
Contact
Information


 ..................................... 16


 Questions
and
comments
can
be
addressed
to:
 David
Cochran,
Event
Director
 davidc@echelongranfondo.org
 Echelon
Hotline
415‐730‐70032 EVENT
GUIDE

  • 3. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 
 
 Special
guest
 Greg
LeMond
is
riding
the
Gran
Fondo
 
Greg LeMond is a former professional road bike racer from the United States and a three-time winner of the Tour de France. He was born in Reno, Nevada.In 1986 LeMond became the first American and the first non-European cyclist to win theTour de France. The following year he was shot and seriously injured in a huntingaccident. He was able to return to the Tour in 1989 winning it dramatically in its finalstage. He won again for the third time the following year in 1990. He is one of only ninecyclists to have won the Tour three or more times. Be sure to see Greg for at the 3 PMautograph signing. 
 
 
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  • 4. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE Hood
River
September
24
events

Echelon
Gran
Fondo
is
a
series
of
European‐style
mass
participation
cycling
rides
(Cyclosportif
rides)
held
on
epic
courses
in
destination
locations.
We
encourage
all
cyclists
including
casual
riders,
weekend
warriors,
amateur
racers
and
a
few
professional
cyclists.
All
courses
include
a
theatrical
party
atmosphere,
great
food
&
entertainment.
In
Hood
River
we
are
timing
the
7
Mile
Road
hill
climb
one
of
the
dirt
sections.
All
rides
start
at
8:00
AM

Echelon
CrossMountain
is
an
on/off
road
course
for
cyclocross
and
mountain
bike
riders.


A
Taste
of
Hood
River
is
our
food
festival
for
everyone.
It
is
included
in
your
entry
and
$15
for
your
guests.
$10
for
kids.
Echelon
Wines
and
Sierra
Nevada
beer
are
included.

It
starts
at
noon
and
ends
at
6
PM.

What
you
get:
All
participants
in
the
Fondo
and
Challenge
get
a
SWAG
bag,
on
course
food/rest
stops,
and
A
Taste
of
Hood
River
+
two
complimentary
tickets
for
wine
or
beer.

The
festival
is
free
to
family
members
and
food
tickets
can
be
purchased
at
$15
for
adults
and
$10
for
kids.
Beer
and
wine
will
be
for
sale
as
well
to
non
participants.


What
to
expect
We
try
our
best
to
offer
you:
 • Efficient
check
in,
free
parking
 • A
great
on
course
experience
in
Echelon
style
 • Timed
Hill
Climb

 • Post
ride
festival
with
food,
beer
and
wine
included
 • Minimal
$15
charge
for
family
and
guests
to
join
the
Taste
of
Hood
River
 • Post
Ride
Bike
Valet
 • A
fun
fulfilling
day
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  • 5. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 

 Schedule
of
Events
 
 
Thursday
September
22nd—Packet
Pickup/Registration
4:30
pm
‐
6:30
pm
River
City
Bikes
706
SE
Martin
Luther
King
Blvd,
Portland,
OR

97214
503‐223‐8973

Friday,
September
23rd—Packet
Pickup/Registration
4:30
pm
‐
6:30
pm
Discovery
Bikes
210
State
Street,
Hood
River,
OR

97031
541‐386‐4820

Saturday,
September
24th
Event
day‐‐Packet
Pickup/Registration
PARKING

210
State
Street,
Hood
River,
OR

97031
Coming
from
east
or
west,
get
off
the
route
84
freeway
at
exit
63,
go
north
of
the
exit
two
blocks
to
parking.
Park,
then
ride
your
bike
back
over
the
freeway
to
the
event.
We
recommend
you
not
drive
to
packet
pick
up
first
but
you
can.
(You
may
leave
a
bag
there
in
the
bike
valet)

Packet
Pick
up/Day
of
Registration
Packet
pickup
is
at
the
start
line
(you
may
leave
a
bag
there
in
the
bike
valet)
210
State
Street,
Hood
River,
OR

97031

6:00
AM—Packet
pick
up/Registration—at
Full
Sail
Brewery
start
line
 
506
Columbia
Street,
Hood
River,
OR

97031

7:30
AM—Rider
line
up

7:45
AM—Opening
Ceremony
8:00
AM—Gran
Fondo/CrossMountain
mass
start
time
12:00
PM—Taste
of
Hood
River
is
open
12:00
–
3:00
PM‐‐
Gran
Fondo/CrossMountain
riders
return
3:00
PM—Greg
LeMond
autograph
signing
4:00
PM—Awards
ceremony
6:00
PM—Event
Concludes

 5
  • 6. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE
 
 

 
 
 Parking
&
Directions
 Start
area

Parking/Directions

From
Interstate
84
(east
or
west),
get
off
on
exit
63
and
go
north
2nd
Street
Follow
signs
to
parking
GPS
input:
0
Frontage
Road,
Hood
River,
OR

97031

Park,
then
ride
your
bike
back
over
2nd
Street,
follow
signs
back
over
freeway
to
the
event
start
in
town
at
the
FULL
SAIL
BREWERY
We
recommend
you
not
drive
to
packet
pick
up
first
but
you
can.

Event
start/Packet
Pick
up‐at
the
Full
Sail
Brewery
GPS
input:
500
Columbia
Street,
Hood
River,
OR

97031
Start
ceremony
is
at
7:40
Start
time
for
all
riders
is
at
8:00
AM

AGAIN:
Day
of
packet
pick
up
and
registration
is
not
where
parking
is.
Park
your
car
and
ride
to
the
start.
Bring

a
bag
if
you
want
to
valet
some
clothes.

6
  • 7. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 

Route
Descriptions
All
rides
begin
together
at
8:00
AM
from
the
Full
Sail
Brewery
in
downtown
Hood
River.
The
first
5
miles
of
the
Gran
Fondo
is
police
escorted.

All
rides
finish
in
downtown
Hood
River.









30
Mile
Course
http://www.echelongranfondo.org/hood_river/hood_river_course30.html(pending)
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  • 8. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE




30
Mile
Turn
by
Turn
directions
(pending)

 


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  • 9. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 










80
Mile
Course
http://www.echelongranfondo.org/hood_river/hood_river_course80.html 9
  • 10. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE 






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  • 11. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 
80
Mile
Turn
by
Turn
Directions
(pending)

 11
  • 12. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE
100
Mile
Coursehttp://www.echelongranfondo.org/hood_river/hood_river_course100.html


12
  • 13. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 

100
Mile
Turn
by
Turn
Directions
(pending)


CrossMountain
Course
map
(pending)


“LeMond
Challenge”
Timed
Hill
Climb—Our
event
has
a
specially
timed
section



Time
bonus
system
To
make
the
playing
field
level
for
all
riders,
we
are
awarding
the
following
time
bonuses.
(NOT
FINAL)


 Men
age
16
and
under:

 2
minutes

 Men
age
17‐23
 
 45
seconds

 Men
age
24‐29
 
 no
time
bonus
 Men
age
30‐39
 
 30
seconds
 Men
age
40‐49
 
 60
seconds
 Men
age
50‐59
 
 90
seconds
 Men
age
60‐69
 
 3
minutes
 Men
age
70+
 
 
 5
minutes
 
 Women
age
16
and
under:

 10
minutes

 Women
age
17‐19
 
 7
minutes

 Women
age
20‐29
 
 no
time
bonus
 Women
age
30‐39
 
 5
minutes
 Women
age
40‐49
 
 7
minutes
 Women
age
50‐59
 
 8
minutes
 Women
age
60‐69
 
 15
minutes
 Women
age
70+
 
 20
minutes
 
 Additional
time
bonuses
for
men
and
women
 Yellow
Jersey
fundraiser
holder
 10
minutes
(because
you
raised
$5,000+)
 Polka
Jersey
fundraiser
holder
 5
minutes
(because
you
raised
$2,500
+)
 Green
Jersey
fundraiser
holder
 2.5
minutes
(because
you
raised
$1,000+)
 Blue
Jersey
fundraiser
holder

 1.5
minutes
(because
you
raised
$500+)
 Black
Jersey
fundraiser
holder
 1
minute
(because
you
raised
$250+)
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  • 14. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE 
 


Results
will
be
posted
in
print
at
the
festival
as
well
as
on
line
on
bikeradar.com,
cyclingnews.com


Awards—Please
see
our
BLOG
on
our
Hood
River
home
page

Award
Ceremony—4
PM
center
stage
in
downtown
Hood
River

Photographs—Echelon
has
a
partnership
several
photographers
who
will
be
posting
links
on
line
in
a
day
or
two
post
event.
Some
are
free
and
some
will
be
for
purchase.

We
are
also
planning
a
photo
session
with
Greg
LeMond.

 
14
  • 15. GRAN
FONDO
EVENT
GUIDE

 
 

Lodging
Please
refer
to
our
Hood
River
home
page
and
look
for
the
link.
http://www.echelongranfondo.org/hood_river/hood_river_travel_lodging.html

Safety,
Rules,
and
Emergency
Information
We
have
worked
hard
with
all
local
agencies,
police
and
public
works
officials
to
create
a
safe
course
and
event.

In
case
of
an
emergency,
basic
first
aid
and
triage
units
will
be
at
the
expo
and
on
course.

Emergency
incidents
will
be
handled
by
on
call
ambulatory
service
and
the
hospital
closest
to
the
incident.



Riders
will
receive
a
police
escort
out
of
downtown
Hood
River.

The
remainder
of
the
ride
will
be
rules
of
the
road,
marked
with
our
new
jumbo
sized
signs
complementary
of
Sierra
Nevada.

Riders
will
need
to
hit
rest
stops
by
cut
off
times.

Riders
reaching
a
rest
stop
after
cutoff
time
will
be
re‐routed
or
SAG’d
back
to
the
expo.

Lost
&
Found
Command
Center
in
Echelon
tent
at
the
expo

Event
Staff
and
Contact
Information

 First
 Last
Name
 Name
 Function
 Phone
Number
 email
 Ziesing
 Hunter
 Chief
Executive
Officer
 415‐720‐6789
 hunter@planetz.org
 Cochran
 David
 Chief
Operatimg
Officer
 415‐730‐1003
 davidc@echelongranfondo.org
 Klein
 Linda
 Sponsorship
Chair
 415‐488‐9361
 artxlynndah@comcast.net
 Bonnie
 Buss
 Festival
Chair
 707‐944‐0799
 BonnieBussEvents@aol.com
 Sexton
 Michael
 Technical
Director
 415‐309‐4560
 Michael@sextonarts.com
 Cochran
 David
 Registration
Chair
 415‐730‐1003
 davidc@echelongranfondo.org
 Cochran
 David
 Expo
Chair
 415‐730‐1003
 davidc@echelongranfondo.org
 Sexton
 Michael
 Volunteer
Chair
 415‐309‐4560
 Michael@sextonarts.com


 
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