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Hello Hoover Ride for Hope Gran Fondo Riders!
Our 2013 was an exciting event. The routes were challenging and fun. The weather weather PERFECT! We had great crowd of different levels of riders. Our police escorts and WEMA oversight made for a safe and memoriable day.
Our rest stops were well stocked and our volunteers were the best!
Lunch was provided with the help of Mt. Juliet’s very own Bar-B-Cutie and Jets pizza. No one went hungrey after a great day of riding.
Thank you for making this ride a part of your day tomorrow. Thank you for providing hope for the kids and their familys’ fight against cancer.
We hope you check back and plan to ride with us again in 2014!
The Hoover Hope Foundation
Gran Fondo means many things to many people. Loosely translated, it means everything from “great foundation”, “great distance” or “great endurance”. It can be a full-on race, or just a ride. It’s both a sporting event and a cultural experience. And it’s truly Italian. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world.
Gran Fondo’s were invented in Italy in the early 1900′s and have been a part of the Italian cycling culture and tradition for over 100 years. Take a scenic course and add several thousand cyclists ranging from pros to eighty + year-old cycle tourists. Mix in a roving and fixed mechanical and medical support, feed zones manned by cheerful volunteers serving up sandwiches, fruit, and drinks, and traffic halted at intersections to let you pass. Garnish with enthusiastic and supportive spectators lining the course. Top it off with coverage by major cycling magazines. Energy, excitement, atmosphere!
– this is a gran fondo!