After a successful 2021 edition, the USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships will return in 2022 to Asheville, North Carolina in July as part of Gran Fondo Asheville.

The championships will be run on the 100 mile gran fondo route with riders competing in age-group categories over four timed segments, rather than the entire route.

To participate in the 2022 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship, riders must first qualify for a starting slot. Qualifications slots will be awarded based on rider’s placement in official Gran Fondo National Series® events as listed below or with other qualifying results.

Gran Fondo National Series Results Qualification: In the 18-month period preceding the USA Gran Fondo Cycling National Championships, a rider must achieve 1) A Top 25% finish in an age group in a 100 mile Series Event,  OR 2) A Top 3 finish in an age group category at a 100 mile Series Event, regardless of the number of starters, OR 3) Finish two (2) or more 100 mile Series Events

Riders may also qualify via International UCI Gran Fondo Results by 1) Finishing in the Top 25% in age group category in the 2021 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship  OR 2) Qualifying for the 2022 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships at a UCI Gran Fondo World Series Event.

Riders automatically qualifying include current USA Cycling National Champions and riders who finished in the top three in an age group category at the 2021 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship.  

PHOTOS: Gran Fondo National Series

Worldwide Gran Fondo Calendar