Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cache Valley Grand Fondo 2015


The Cache Gran Fondo is an annual Italian-style ride in Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The ride is not officially timed. The ride occurs on the 2nd Saturday of every July and riders can ride either on a 50-mile or 100-mile route. Proceeds from the ride go toward funding breast cancer screenings for women who live in Cache Valley. The 2015 Cache Gran Fondo is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Now let me just say, This is awesome. I love rides that donate money for a cause! What better cause than to help people get cancer screenings that cant afford it. This may just be an event that can save someones life. I have always wanted to ride this event. I have a lot of family and friends in Cache valley and its such beautiful scenery.

The 2015 Cache Gran Fondo will be a time-chipped ride for all UCA racers.  All racers will need to be ready to ride by 5:30 a.m. and non-UCA riders need to be ready to ride by 6:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, from Logan Regional Hospital's southwest parking lot located at 500 East, 1400 North, in Logan, Utah. Riders can choose from either a 50- or 100-mile course through Cache Valley. Both rides' finish line is located in downtown Logan.

Entry Fee's

  • $85, $115 with jersey  | 1/25/15 - 4/30/15
  • $95, $125 with jersey | 5/1/15 - 6/13/15
  • $100, $130 with jersey | 6/14/15 - 7/10/15
The jerseys look pretty cool this year. They even have a nice sleeveless cut for women that look really nice. They say that there still could be some changes to the jersey.

 
They are selling these at cost for $30 extra with reregistration (prices above). That is a killer deal. If you have ever bought a cycling jersey you know that is a steal.

Start Times 
6:25 a.m. | 100 mile course riders
6:35 a.m. | 50 miles course riders

Free Breakfast!!
Prior to the 2015 Cache Gran Fondo on Saturday morning, riders will be offered a complimentary breakfast from 5:15 to 6:30 a.m. at the start line. Come a bit early and get fueled up for the big ride, there will also be items you can take with you.

Prizes
Riders are eligible to win many prizes. The 2015 grand prize is a $2500 ProForm® TDF Centennial bike, and the set of rider prizes is still being finalized but as an example, the 2014 prizes included a 2014 Raleigh Revenio 3.0, bike jerseys and kits and many different camping items from CampChef. Each rider will be given a race bib with a removable stub.

Those are some awesome prices. The good/bad thing about this ride is that it is early in the morning. I know.. Your saying.. how is that a good thing? Well since this ride is in the middle of July, its best to ride in the morning so you don't die from heat stroke.

Im not sure if im going to be able to attend this ride yet or not. Im getting ready to start a new job and im still saving for Salt to Saint. I hope that i can ride this event, but if i cant im for sure going to next year.

Are any of you riding the Cache Valley Grand Fondo? If you are, have you road it before? What do you do to train?

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1 comment:

  1. I definitely love the rides for causes, I feel like it motivates me a lot more to know I'm riding for a good reason!

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