Orange County Gran Fondo Cycling Event – Saturday, October 4, 2014

Orange County Gran Fondo Cycling Event - Saturday, October 4, 2014The 2014 OC Gran Fondo cycling event will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. This year’s rides were designed to be bigger and better than before.

Festivities will be organized throughout the day. The community celebration includes: awards ceremony, free live entertainment, hot dogs and refreshments, and expo booths.

Riders can register here for this upcoming event. Discounted rates available if riders sign up before September 7.

The OC Gran Fondo Registration Includes:

  • Gran & Medio Fondo Riders – Winner Jerseys for timed KOM Climbs, Sprint Section and Overall “GC” Winner
  • Well stocked and staffed rest stops
  • Post ride Italian pasta meal
  • Goodie bag
  • Expo
  • SAG and mechanical support along the route

OC Gran Fondo 2014 Cycling Event
Event Details and Schedule

Time Event
5:30am Parking Lot opens
6:00am – 9:00am Registration/Packet Pick-up
8:00am Gran, Medio, & Piccolo Fondo Ride Start
10:00am Famiglia Fondo Start; Lunch opens
Noon   Bambino Ride Start
8:00am – 3:00pm SAG Rest Stops open. Light food and drinks

OC Gran Fondo RoutesFive different routes have been setup for this year: Gran Fondo, Medio Fondo, Piccolo Fondo, Famiglia Fondo, and Bambino Fondo. Each was designed with specific riders in mind.

Gran Fondo

This is a 91.30 mi route. The route has a total ascent of 6,156.0 ft and has a maximum elevation of 1,459.88 ft.


Medio Fondo

This is a 66.37 mi route. The route has a total ascent of 4,638.71 ft and has a maximum elevation of 1,466.83 ft.


Piccolo Fondo

This is a 36.04 mi route. The route has a total ascent of 1,625.56 ft and has a maximum elevation of 656.14 ft.


Famiglia Fondo

This is a 9.96 mi route. The route has a total ascent of 240.49 ft and has a maximum elevation of 176.57 ft.


Bambino Fondo

OC Bambino Fondo is a 1 mile loop for the littlest riders. Perfect for tricycles, big wheels and little red wagons, this is a great route for young children to participate in with their moms and dads.

You can register here for this year’s OC Gran Fondo event.

OC Gran Fondo 2014 Register

2 thoughts on “Orange County Gran Fondo Cycling Event – Saturday, October 4, 2014

  1. What a dreadful route for the century. Way too many turns. And some really narrow roads for a big group of cyclists to go through. You might want to have extra emergency personnel on hand.

  2. I think the route is good. Some nice solid climbs beginning and end, and get’s us off most of the major roads. This is an O.C., not many places you can go that don’t have lots of traffic. Laguna Canyon is always a challenge, but hey that’s OC. Ride in a group of 4 or more and you’ll be safe. O.C. has best/widest bike lanes anywhere. Most roads selected make good use of that. Glad it’s back!

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