Gran Fondo World Tour – Gravel Series

The Gran Fondo World Tour Gravel Series is a series of 16 gravel cycling events in some of the best gravel cycling locations around the world.  The Series is part of the Gran Fondo World Tour, which comprises 22 global road events.    The events are designed to challenge riders of all levels, from amateur to professional.  Series events typically cover distances ranging from 80 to 200 kilometers and feature a mix of challenging terrain, including dirt roads, gravel tracks, and technical sections. The events are often held in scenic locations, such as mountain ranges, coastal regions, and national parks, to provide participants with a unique and rewarding cycling experience.

You can view the full list of events here.  There are three North American events including the Jersey Gravel Grinder in May, Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo (Canada) in September, and the Belgian Waffle Ride Kansas in October.

The Gran Fondo World Tour Gravel Series offers a range of categories, from competitive to non-competitive, and is open to riders of all ages and abilities. The events are timed, with professional timing systems used to accurately record each rider’s time and ranking.  Participants in the GFWT Gravel Series events can expect a well-organized and fully supported experience, with aid stations, mechanical support, and medical services along the route. Many events also feature post-ride celebrations, including food and beverage vendors, live music, and awards ceremonies.

The GFWT Gravel Series allows gravel cyclists to test their skills and endurance against some of the best riders in the world while also enjoying the camaraderie and support of a friendly and welcoming community.

Although you might live close to one of the few US events, the more far-flung destination events off the opportunity to mix a prestigious athletic event with a vacation in a stunning and interesting location.  The event opportunity maintains partnerships with travel partners to help you with all the details and logistics.

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Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas Lawrence, KS, United States

Monuments of Cycling brought its iconic Belgian Waffle Ride format to Kansas for the first time in 2021.  The event continues to receive rave reviews, and Strambecco rates it as one of the best gravel events in the Midwest.   The event occurs around Lawrence, an eclectic Mid-west town with a vibrant cycling culture and community. …

Veneto Gravel Classic

Bassano del Grappa, Italy Bassano del Grappa, Veneto, Italy

This is not your typical cycling event. Veneto Gravel is the largest gravel bikepacking event in Europe every year in Veneto.  Each edition has hundreds of participants from every country in the world.  It is an adventure through the beautiful Veneto region in Italy, where you will explore the countryside, hills, cities, and everything in…

Jersey Gravel Grinder

Bedminster, New Jersey Bedminster, NJ, United States

Founded in 2018, the Jersey Gravel Grinder continues to gain popularity due to the all-surface adventure it offers on its meticulously curated routes, offering an appealing blend of dirt, gravel, and paved roads. The event occurs in and around Bedminster, NJ in Somerset County which is within perfect striking distance for athletes throughout the tri-state area…

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