October 5th, 2013
Registration for the fifth annual Levi’s GranFondo is wide open, while I know I’ve said this before, I’m always amazed at the incredible growth and vibrancy this event has taken on in a short time. I still can’t get over the success of our first year, much less the three since then and the promise of the one before us. We’ve still got some spots available, but as of February 9th, the event is about 90% sold out.
Prepping for the fifth anniversary of this event amidst the chaos of the last several months has been a great reminder for me. Seeing where you all have taken the GranFondo is one of my proudest moments, maybe my most proud. I’ve learned over and over that this ride is far bigger than me and it will outlast the recent scandals in cycling. If we do this right, it may even outlast me.
What we’re able to do with the GranFondo, bringing thousands together from all over the world to enjoy a simple bike ride, all while raising thousands of dollars for great charities, that has a life all its own. I’m honored that you’re considering sharing that with us, whether this is your first or fifth GranFondo. We’ll be waiting here again and again to host you all in our home of Sonoma County.
Thanks for coming along for the ride.
Commit to the greatest day out on two wheels on October 5, 2013 when the fifth version of Levi’s GranFondo rolls through the streets of Santa Rosa, California and into the golden hills of our coastal mountains.
Levi’s GranFondo is a charity event, one designed to effect change at a local level. We’re grateful for your help in assisting these organizations as they conduct their important work. Our incentive list for 2013 is yet to be finalized, but any fundraising you do now goes toward earning these great prizes by September 2013. Expect to see even more prizes as we head into 2013.
Look for news on the 2013 Festa del Fondo in late spring. We expect this fundraising dinner and auction to sell out, much like it did in 2012. We look forward to raising a glass with you all!
Clean up on all the 2012 gear you didn’t get before or at the GranFondo before it’s gone for good.
If you are 23 years of age or younger we’ve got something for you. Positive Tracks has selected Levi’s GranFondo to be one of its philanthropic partners with a focus on participants who are 23 years of age or younger. Check out this cool program!
Help us make the 2013 GranFondo the best event on earth by becoming a volunteer! See our volunteer page for registration info.
More than $1/4 million raised for charity in 2012!
Thanks to you, The GranFondo community raised over $250,000 in 2012. The money raised from our event goes to support the healing work that Forget Me Not Farm does for so many at-risk children, the schools and emergency services in the underserved areas along the GranFondo route, the cancer patient support care provided by the folks at The Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, and a slew of cycling-forward programs designed to make Sonoma County synonymous with life on two wheels, be ye visitor or resident. We are eternally grateful for your continue support and participation in this fine event and for that we remain committed to making it the best event of the year for as far as the horizon does stretch.
More information on our causes and how you can help can be found on our Fundraising page.