THE CHALLENGE RIDE

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO RIDE, BUT MAY NOT WANT TO RACE.

 

Welcome to The Best of Both Fondo-style "Challenge Ride". This option category enables riders to experience a great event and ride an amazing course at their own pace. Take in the stunning scenery of Bend's volcanic lake country and mountainous terrain.. Bring your Sunday crew, a family member, or your colleague. This ride is a supported ride.

This ride is supported with 2 neutral support vehicles and 3 Feed Stations

 

THE GRAN FONDO CHALLENGE RIDE

 

62 MILES ON ROAD AND 23 MILES ON SINGLE-TRACK

Enjoy the scenic route. Ride the entire distance but take it at your own pace. Bring your Sunday crew and take in the incredible panoramic backdrop of the Cascade Mountains while making epic memories on your bike(s). This ride is supported by aid stations, two tech crews on the road and our sweeper vehicles. NOBODY gets left behind.

This ride is supported with 2 neutral support vehicles and 3 Feed Stations

THE GRAN FONDO HEAVY METAL RIDE

62 MILES ON ROAD AND 23 MILES ON SINGLE-TRACK

STEEL AND/OR ALUMINUM BIKES ONLY

Throw a leg over your steel stallion and take it all the way back to the era when the measure of a bike rider was the structure of his knit and the depths of his lungs. Special recognition call-outs for those who ride pre-70s steel and gallons of free beer for those who dress in era -correct threads. Get on this Steelers, and haul some heavy metal over that mountain! The Heavy Metal riders drink on us in the evening.