This 40k or 30k event is part of the 13th Annual Stanley Winterfest and winds through exciting and varied terrain all in view of the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains. The fondo will begin and end at the Stanley High Country Inn.
A traditional Gran Fondo is long-distance road cycling ride originating in Italy in 1970, and roughly translates into English as "Big Ride". The starts are done en masse, and the format allows for riders of every level to participate. Traditionally a large meal is served to the participants at the end of the event, and roads are shut down.
Dating back to 2016, the weirdos in Stanley, held the first Fat Bike Fondo. In our version of the fondo, your Big Ride is accomplished on a Fat Bike, hence, the Fat Bike Fondo. Afterward, you can keep it rolling into the Stanley Winterfest with food, drink, entertainment, and even more events.
The Fat Bike Fondo courses are the same as prior years with a 30 km and 40 km option and two aid station stops. We also have a new event logo and riders will get a long sleeve t-shirt and a goody bag with their entry.
Do you have questions or comments about the event? Do you need special accommodations? Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.