The Brandywine Valley offers some of the best cycling terrain on the East Coast.
Experience one of the most scenic cycling routes in the U.S. as the Wilmington Grand Prix’s 6th Annual Delaware Gran Fondo offers cyclists the unique opportunity to traverse a challenging 100-kilometer course linked by 13 cultural attractions, including stunning rides through world-class institutions such as Delaware Art Museum, Hagley Museum & Gardens and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. The Delaware Gran Fondo will allow cyclists the rare privilege of passing through these attractions on the same ride. In 2016, riders from 15 states and three countries, including Australia and Canada, participated in Delaware's premier ride.
A Media Fondo (half-century course) is also offered. Same registration fee and benefits. You can decide day-of which distance you'd like to ride.
The Wilmington Grand Prix Gran Fondo is 100km (62 miles) long. The Media Fondo is 50km (31 miles) long.
Participants will receive a police escort to start and police support at key intersections. Rider welcome packet including a commemorative Tshirt, USA Cycling rider insurance, course marking, four aid stations, post-ride BBQ with craft beer, raffle prizes, bike valet service at festivities and more. Medals to all riders who complete the Gran Fondo. Two timed climbs for age-group prizes in Gran Fondo only.
Riders must be 16 or older to participate. REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 1ST 500 RIDERS.
Start time: 6:30am registration; Ride begins @ 8am sharp
Ride begins and ends at Delaware Art Museum. Post-ride party in Delaware Art Museum Sculpture Garden.
RIDER PACKET PICKUP: Bibs and timing will be distributed at registration beginning 6:30am. Welcome packets will be distributed to riders at finish line after they have completed the course of their choice.