100 cyclists with face masks time-trialed through the Umpqua National Forest Saturday at the annual Oregon Gran Fondo in Cottage Grove USA on 107-mile gran fondo and 61-mile medio fondo routes.

Race organizer Mudslinger Events put extra COVID-19 measures in place to assure rider safety during this year’s competition.

“Two-and-a-half bike lengths, that’s how close you should be to somebody,” Mudslinger owner Mike Ripley announced. “We’re going to be doing a self-start. We have a three-hour time window to start everybody. Everybody is not going to arrive at the same time. That’s important for safety.”

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Legendary Landshark frame builder John Slawta took part in the gran fondo and finished 3rd in the 55-59 mens category with a time of 6:03:25.

Full 2020 Oregon Gran Fondo results here.

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