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Pickering Meade Farm1149 Pike Springs Rd Phoenixville, PA 19460
Main Line Animal Rescue’s 4th Annual Gran Fondo Cycling Event presented by Audi West Chester is gearing up to hit the country roads of Chester County on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This renown cycling event provides the community with a great day at the farm, bringing together cyclists of all skill levels and their families from near and far to enjoy a picturesque ride through the Chester County countryside. The ride starts and finishes at Pickering Meade Farm and concludes with a fabulous after-party featuring a beer garden, food, raffles, awards ceremony, a live band, adoptable animals, and more. Well-stocked rest stops and cheering squads make this ride an unforgettable experience. Participants get to choose from four exciting rides, each of which feature a timed climb.
Order your official Gran Fondo 2019 cycling jersey by Monday, August 12th in order to receive it in time for the ride! Design to be determined, so check back often for photos!
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, October 5th, 2019
Registration/Check-in opens at 6:15AM
100K ride starts at 7:30AM
50K ride starts at 9:00AM
40K ride starts at 9:30AM
15K ride starts at 10:00AM
After-party begins at 11:00AM
Rain or shine!
100K: (approximately 62 miles) Intermediate to advanced riders with four timed climbs; offers 4,403 feet of climb.
50K: (approximately 31 miles) Intermediate to advanced riders with two timed climbs; offers 2,012 feet of climb.
40K: (approximately 25 miles) Recreational to intermediate riders with two timed climbs; offers 1, 683 feet of climb.
15K: (approximately 9 miles) Recreational riders with one timed climb; offers 730 feet of climb.
Registration Fee: $85.00 until September 16th (includes free long-sleeved t-shirt).
Registration Fee September 16th to October 2nd: $95.00
Registration Fee October 3rd to October 5th: $105.00 (day-of registration is permitted)
After-Party-Only Ticket: $25.00, Children 12 and under are free (all ride registrations include After-Party Ticket)
Custom, Limited Edition Cycling Jersey: $85.00 (Order by August 12th to receive yours in time for the Gran Fondo)
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Main Line Animal Rescue has never charged an adoption fee and receives no state or federal funding. All proceeds from the Gran Fondo Cycling Event go directly to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, unwanted, and abandoned animals. If you would like to help homeless animal, please click here to visit our fundraising page and consider starting a team that others can support. Together we can save those who have nowhere else to turn.
Please contact Maura Murphy, Director of Special Events at MMurphy@PSPCA.org or 267-463-2312 for more details.
High-quality long sleeved T-shirt (must register by September 16th)
Timing chip, registrant bracelet, bib, cue cards, SAG support
Multiple fully-stocked rest stops with bathrooms
Access to our famous Gran Fondo after-party
GRAN FONDO AFTER PARTY:
Food and Drink (Vendors TBD)
Raffles with Exclusive Prizes
Visit with adoptable dogs from Main Line Animal Rescue
Law enforcement rides free! Use code "BLUE" at check-out (applies to active & retired local, state, & federal officers, please bring ID when you check in)
Event details and schedule
ALL RIDERS MUST WEAR A HELMET
6:15AM: Check-In and Packet Pick-Up Opens
7:10AM – 7:30AM: Opening Ceremonies
7:30AM: 100K Ride Begins
9:00AM: 50K Ride Begins
10:00AM: 40K Ride Begins
10:30AM: 15K Ride Begins
11:00AM: After-Party Begins
12:15PM: Award Ceremony and Main Line Animal Rescue Presentation
1:30 PM: Ride Suppord Ends -- All Riders Must be Off of the Road
2:00 PM: Event Ends
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and must be 13 or older to participate.