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Serious Cycling Malibu Gran Fondo 2015



Want exclusivity and first-class accommodations, aside from a roaring mass that’s typically associated with a Gran Fondo event ? Check out Serious Cycling’s 2nd Gran Fondo Malibu – scheduled for next February.

Any Gran Fondo with a list of sponsors like this, is sure to be an event not worth missing. Dig!  

Press Release,

Dear Cyclists,

Join us and ride our world-class event held in the beautiful and iconic city of Malibu, in Southern California. Space is very limited. We are only accepting 250 athletes to this exclusive weekend designed to give participants a complete Gran Fondo experience.

The format of our weekend is the first of its kind. Our two-day event traverses a balanced mix of rolling terrain and an epic climb.  Participants will have the opportunity to ride in an Omnium format where two days’ rides are for cumulative time, or they may ride either Saturday or Sunday individually as a single day’s event. This weekend is designed to attract cyclists from around the world showcasing our beautiful landscape and is well timed to take advantage of Southern California’s consistently good weather compared to early spring in much colder parts of the world.

We are working with many local businesses to showcase the cycling lifestyle of Southern California.  The weekend begins with a 151km mass start event on Saturday with the start and finish at the scenic Calamigos Ranch, nestled deep in the Santa Monica Mountains.  A light post-ride reception, including local craft beers and wines will be held on this beautiful property.  That evening all participants and their travelling families are invited to a wine and cheese reception at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village to prepare for the following day’s Race of Truth.  Sunday’s 20km time trial will head due north on the world-famous Pacific Coast Highway, leaving the newly remodeled Trancas Country Market.  A family picnic on the grassy lawn of Trancas Country Market will reveal the riders’ accomplishments rounding out the afternoon.  Throughout both Saturday and Sunday activities at the ride starts are available to introduce the sport of cycling to anyone young at heart but not otherwise participating in the days’ rides.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Yield to Life Foundation.

Ride!

GRAN FONDO ROUTE

DAY ONE

The first day’s 151km route captures the excitement of a Grand Tour stage with its rolling terrain on PCH, mountain climb up Latigo Canyon and country roads through Somis.

Starting at Calamigos Ranch high up in the Santa Monica mountains riders will descend to the Pacific Ocean via Encinal Canyon Road. Heading north on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) riders will soak up the sun with the ocean to their left and mountains to their right. Reaching the end of the mountain range riders will head north through lush farm fields entering the orchards and rolling hills of Somis.  A loop around the area via Bradley and Balcom Canyon Roads will be sure to open up the legs.

Now heading south back to PCH the ocean air and blue water prepares the lungs for an epic finish. As the terrain begins to roll, the first big effort comes as riders climb away from Zuma Beach.  12km later the approach to Latigo Canyon Road begins. Riders will turn left and ascend Latigo (14km, 4% average, 7-9% pitches) back towards Calamigos Ranch where the finish line awaits.

DAY ONE’s route has a mixed terrian that will favor different riding styles throughout the kilometers.

DAY TWO

20km Race of Truth, point to point, heading north on PCH.

The TT course will have been previewed by the riders in the previous stage. Savy technician will spot landmarks along the way to help dose their efforts.

Start times will be posted at the Saturday evening party at the Four Seasons in Westlake. Riders participaing in the Time Trial will start first, the GranFondo riders will then start in reverse order from their finish time from the previous day, non-aero then aero category riders (slowest ride starts first, fastest rider starts last, on 30 second intervals).

Gran Fondo Registration

Join us and ride our world-class event held in the beautiful and iconic city of Malibu, in Southern California. Space is very limited. We are only accepting 250 athletes to this exclusive weekend designed to give participants a complete two day Gran Fondo experience.

Please note there is no "day-of" registration permitted.

Order your Malibu Gran Fondo kit by ASSOS today!

Gran Fondo Sponsors

ASSOS

Enabling you to enjoy your ride in total comfort and well protected is what makes the ASSOS difference. Our prime objective is to maximize total comfort when in the saddle. Your ride, your time is what really counts.

ASSOS use performance oriented fabrics to construct highly technical garments which are light, low volume and sensitive. Not rigid, “bullet-proof” stuff. ASSOS apparel is precious: functional, high-tech and, yes, it can be more delicate than ordinary cycling gear. All this, for the increase in your wellbeing and enjoyment when cycling, be it for fitness or competition. ASSOS equipment is engineered to handle high mileage in different climatic conditions, garments that are made for true cycling, to last many kilometers.

 www.ASSOS.com

   

Four Seasons Hotel

An idyllic retreat set within acres of gardens near Los Angeles, Malibu and Santa Barbara, our luxury hotel destination allows you to create a place of work and productivity, active leisure, deep relaxation and personal improvement – or perhaps all four – in Westlake Village. 

www.fourseasons.com/westlakevillage

   

Sarto

Superior Italian craftsmanship: this is the defining element of the company founded by Antonio and his son Enrico, who are proud to represent, both at home and abroad, the pride and tenacity of a nation so rich in creativity and enthusiasm.

The 100% Handmade in Italy trademark is the strength they both believe in and the means that has allowed them to establish their name and gain market share over the years.
More than 2500 frames are produced each year thanks to a team of specialists, starting with the design of the
 frame, to the cutting and laminating of the tubes up to the painting and testing.

www.sartoantonio.com  

DZ Nuts

The mission statement of DZ Laboratories, LLC is "Maintaintenance." The term coined by DZ encompasses what has been missing from chamois creams since the beginning, maintaining the taint and not just lubrication. Treating and preventing saddle sores is accomplished by a four point strategy.

1. Eliminate chaffing, the precursor of saddle sores. 
2. Anti-inflammatory action soothes irritated skin. 
3. Wound healing actives heal existing saddle sores. 
4. Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial reduces chance of infection.

This is MAINTAINTANANCE. It is not just an innovation but a revolution. This is the dznuts difference.

www.dz-nuts.com

 

Mavic

Come ride the Gran Fondo on a set of Mavic wheels! Mavic will be on hand allowing registered riders to demo Mavic wheels during the Gran Fondo.

Mavic’s world famous yellow service cars will be on hand providing neutral support throughout the 2 day event.

www.mavic.com

 

Vintage Grocers

Vintage Grocers is a one-of-a-kind grocery store for a one-of-a-kind community. We are the first-ever grocery store of our kind, and we have designed Vintage Grocers to serve this very special community.

Our motto is that we are the store “where exceptional foods and relationships are deeply rooted.” And we mean it. We are here, in Malibu, to be a part of this beautiful community by serving fresh, wholesome and healthy food and building relationships with you.

www.vintagegrocers.com

 

Lady Face Alehouse and Brasserie

Alehouse with Belgian- & French-style beers & food, live music & a patio with mountain views.

www.ladyfaceale.com

 

ENVE Composites

Come ride the Gran Fondo on a set of ENVE wheels! ENVE will be on hand allowing registered riders to demo ENVE wheels during the Gran Fondo.

When the naysayers said we could not produce rims in America we remained committed.  And today, ENVE produces 100% of our rims in Ogden, Utah.

www.enve.com

   

10 Speed Coffee

10 Speed Coffee is devoted to single origin, ethically sourced coffee. Quality and community are the driving principles behind 10 Speed Coffee

 www.10speedcoffee.com


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