Whistle Pig Vail Gravel Fondo | Vail Valley Foundation

Gravel Fondo

IT’S TIME TO RIDE!

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Registration is OPEN and space is limited for the first ever Whistle Pig Vail Gravel Fondo: a 57-mile participatory ride complete with 5,444 feet of climbing, 60% gravel roads along Vail’s most scenic back country trails and the opportunity to ride with pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton!

*NEW* During two timed stages of the ride, the top 2 quickest cyclist in each category will win a prize from GoPro, Princeton Tec, YETI, Yakima or Smartwool!

During the weekend of:

Thursday, August 16

Rider bib & packet pick-up – 4:00-6:00pm

Friday, August 17

Rider bib & packet pick-up – 7:00-7:45am
Ride Start – 8:00am

Start & Finish & Packet Pick-Up:

Mountain Plaza (Vail, Colorado)
Near Gondola One


Course Map:

PRINTABLE MAP

What is a Gravel Fondo?

This is a ride, not a race. Gravel Fondos are one of the fastest growing genres of cycling – providing riders with a new sense of thrill and stunning scenery (and a welcomed breather from road traffic).

You probably already have what it takes to get started and race a Gravel Fondo: a road or cyclocross bike, a little thicker tires, and a couple of spare tubes. The best thing is, this ride is 100% supported by moto and mechanical staff to help you along the way.

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Race Format:

  • Rules of the road outside Town of Vail limits
  • 2 chip-timed climbs
    • Awards will be given for cumulative time. No awards for finish times. All riders must complete the course to be eligible for prizes & awards.
  • On-Course aid stations (locations TBD)
  • Course support to include:
    • Technical Support
    • Sag Support

Categories:

  • Men & Women: 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • Men Clydesdale (200 lbs+)

Recommendations:

  • Gravel or Mountain Bike (Road Bikes should have min 28-30mm tires)
  • Min 39/25 or 27+ gearing recommended
  • Racers should carry spare tube, pump/CO2

Support:

  • Pace & Follow vehicles
  • Neutral moto support
  • Roving SAG vehicle support
  • Police & Course Marshals at critical intersections
  • Stocked rest stops
  • Complete course signage & markings
  • Friendly staff

No License Required

No racing license of any kind is required for this event. All participants must sign event waiver prior to competing.

Early Bird (through August 9)

$95

Event (August 10-17)

$105


All Participants Receive:

  • Premium event tee from Cirque Mtn Apparel
  • The opportunity to ride with pro-cyclist, Tyler Hamilton
  • Post-tour Party with lunch & beer
  • Professional moto & mechanical support throughout the course
  • Stocked rest stops & feed zones
  • Professional registration & support staff
  • Incredible Colorado scenery
  • BONUS: During two timed stages of the ride, the top 2 quickest cyclist in each category will win a prize fromGoPro, Princeton Tec, YETI, Yakima or Smartwool!

THE VIP EXPERIENCE WITH TYLER HAMILTON IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

Please contact Maggie at mbevan@vvf.org for more information.

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