The Glades Endurance Gran Fondo Series consisting of six events from 10 April through 26 June plans to bring flat, fast and furious gran fondo style bike racing to the sunshine State of Florida in the United States.

With six different 100-mile gran fondo and 50-mile medio fondo routes through the stunning Everglades region of southern Florida on six different race dates, cyclists of all abilities can ride or race as few or as many events as they choose.

Every rider will be chip timed from start to finish to insure accurate results and a police escort will provide a safe cycling environment. On route aid stations will also be available to keep riders hydrated in the hot and humid Florida weather conditions.

With less than 500 feet of elevation gain in 100-miles at each event, riders need not bring a climbing cassette, in fact a good old straight block cassette would be best.

All six events will award the top three gran fondo riders in each of sixteen age/sex categories custom medals, with the winner of each category also taking home a customer champion’s jersey too.

The sixteen categories are: Women/Men Open, Women/Men 35-39, Women/Men 40-44, Women/Men 45-49, Women/Men 50-54, Women/Men 55-59, Women/Men 60+ and Women/Men Team.

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