Posted by Editoress on 02/11/12
Not to be left out of the re-surging cycling craze, here in the Nation's Capital we suggest you set your timers for July 21st for our fully fueled, Euro inspired Ciclismo Festivale with MedioFondo (100 kilometres), GranFondo (170 kilometres) and SuprFondo (220 kilometres) routes riding along rivers and lakes as we loop through the historic Lower Ottawa Valley, including Carleton Place, Perth, the Lanark Highlands and Almonte.
Feedback has been great, with registrations across Ontario and Quebec, and as far as Winnipeg, Vermont and Maine pushing us beyond 100 riders after less than two-weeks being live .... and with daylight extending a little more each day it looks like the worst of Winter is behind us, with hopes that the cycling season is on the horizon for 2012.
Special thanks to Kanata Research Park Corporation for allowing use of their lands adjacent to Ottawa's finest luxury hotel .... as we are also proud to announce Brookstreet as our exclusive hotel partner. They will be offering very special rates as low as $99.00/night (incl. parking). This generous offer helps you experience and share our ReggioCapitale along with Brookstreet's Four Diamond world-class work-play-getaway offerings. Check out www.brookstreet.com/granfondo
Whether coming from afar, or wanting a getaway, as an added perk, take advantage of the great event offerings and join us for the GiroPreFesta Thursday night (guest speakers) and combine it with a tune-up ride Friday AM on one of many excellent cycling routes next to Brookstreet before relaxing at the pool getting ready for our Friday Event Expo/BBQ and kit pickup. The atmosphere is second to none and of course, there will be Spa specials as well to suit your needs pre/post ride.
For those wishing to register as a club/team/group of 10+ please see the Team/Club section for special pricing and payment process, as teams cannot be processed online.
The 12-week Training Plan has been posted with nutritional tips to follow, which will certainly help regardless of the Fondo route chosen.
Please note the Winter Rate promo expires March 21st!
Please also note our association with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa via the Auctions and Charity section, and feel free to involve yourself as you see fit.
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Check out www.granfondoottawa.org and help spread the word!
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