Date: Sep 26, 2021
Location: California, Novato
Direction: Get Direction
Jensie Gran Fondo
September 26 - October 26
Former UCI Pro Yens Voigt is teaming with the Gran Fondo National Series to produce the annual Jensie Gran Fondo. The event returns Novato, CA for a start/finish at Stafford Lake Park and the world class cycling terrain of Marin County. The long course (98 Miles; 8,000 ft elevation) is called the “Shut Up Legs” route for a reason. Other routes include the “Presidential” (69 Miles; 4,300 ft elevation gain) and “The Break Away” (42 Miles; 2,300 ft elevation). Climbs on the Jensie Gran Fondo routes can be 30-60 minutes long, as you ride with Jens Voigt from the beach into the towering redwood forests.
It can be hard to believe such quiet and scenic roads can be found so close to one of the world’s most influential cities. For travelers, complete your weekend with a trip over the Golden Gate Bridge, a visit to Alcatraz, or some of the San Francisco’s famous museums and world-renowned restaurants. For the large local cycling community, it’s a chance to enjoy a new route or revisit a classic, with full course support.
Highlands Gran Fondo is Gran Fondo National Series event. The series was established in 2012 and is comprised of eight European-style ride/races staged in the United States. Every GFNS event offers courses covering 30, 60 and 100-mile journeys through some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in endurance sports. Timed sections allow riders to compete in specific segments of the course, while casual cyclists can ride at their own pace. Participants can ride as individuals or on teams. GFNS awards special prizes to the top riders in every age and gender category. Each rider is assigned an electronic timing-chip to keep track of their progress throughout the course and to allow riders to compete for best time through highlighted sections of the course. Whether riding for a cause, a personal goal, or for competition, the Gran Fondo National Series courses are some of the most beautiful courses in the North America.