The second annual OKC ProAm Fondo offers non-competitive, tour-style events for riders of all ability levels and experience. We’ve got 3 completely new route options, each with dedicated rest stops for on-route support, easy to navigate course markings, a brand-new volunteer corps, plus a complimentary, post-ride meal and drink (yes, that includes beer) to enjoy while you soak up the exciting crit action! Check out the route information, rider bible, and links to supplemental information below; don’t forget to click here to REGISTER!
$35 through May 9 + guaranteed OKCPAF T-shirt
$40 through June 1
$45 In-person registration
For those wishing for a complete challenge without being out on the road all day long. Ride the Shorty, complete the experience, and return to enjoy the criterium races all day. The route diverges from the K95 and the Hundo with a right turn at 13 miles, riding solo for 10 miles until Lake Stanley Draper, where all riders converge at the final rest stop before embarking on the final 16 miles together. This route has an early feed zone at 13.5 miles and a full rest stop at 23 miles.
Distance: 40.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 1855 ft
Rest Stops: 1 + feed zone
This is the best-of-both-worlds: long enough to sample the The Hundo, but short enough to get back in time for lunch. After the Shorty splits at 21km, The Tweener carries on with the Hundo until 47km, staying straight while they head further east. Briefly rejoining the Hundo riders for the second rest stop at 55km, The Tweener splits again at Choctaw road, heading to Lake Stanley Draper to join the other riders at the final rest stop at 68.5km before heading back to Film Row.
Distance: 95.6 km
Elevation Gain: 931m
Rest Stops: 3
A new long-distance option for riders in 2017. At just over a hundred miles with rolling hills, this route ain’t a joke. Although the route embarks with the Shorty and K95, the adventure begins when the route turns east at mile 29. Briefly reuniting with the K95 at mile 67, Hundo riders turn south for another excursion towards Lake Thunderbird. The K95 rejoins at Stanley Draper Dr; the Shorty at the final rest stop at mile 88. No excuses - come test your mettle!
Distance: 105.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 5243 ft
Rest Stops: 4
Friday, June 2, 2017
3:00-8:00 pm – On-site Registration & Packet Pickup at Midtown Race Venue
Saturday, June 3, 2017
7:00-7:50 am – On-site Registration & Packet Pickup at Film Row Race Venue
7:50 am – Rider staging according to distance
8:00 am – Mass Start
5:00 pm – All courses close
Gran Fondo is an italian term which loosely translates to "big ride".
Gran Fondo's are mass participation cycling events that have enjoyed incredible popularity in Europe for decades and have become popular in North America.
Take a scenic course and add several thousand cyclists ranging from pros to beginners.
Riders, ranging from professional to recreational cyclists, are encouraged to participate in a gran fondo for camaraderie, scenic views, personal achievement and the chance to win prizes. Think of a gran fondo as a combination of a group ride, race, and tour, all in one. Mid ride rest stop, and post ride food & refreshments are available to all those who participate. Think of the ride as a big rolling party!
Gran Fondo's are designed for everyone. Whether you are an experienced cyclist wanting to push your own limits, race, or you are someone new to riding and want to ride at your own pace, a gran fondo typically has a perfect ride and group for you!