April 11-13
2024

Windsor, California

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Challenge yourself to the competitive spirit of Levi's GranFondo and Experience Sonoma County's world-class roads and wine region at their best. This event is the brainchild of professional road cyclist Levi Leipheimer, and rivals some of the toughest stages of the world's most difficult road races. There's nothing else like it.

The Ride

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The GROWLER

The likes of a road race like this has not been seen in recent memory in the United States. The Growler is now a professional road race recognizing the overall top 5 men and women to complete the 135 mile route on April 13th. Professional athletes will race head to head along with others.

This year's GranFondo is not to be missed!

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STAY AT Our Host Hotel!

Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor-Sonoma Wine Country

Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor-Sonoma Wine Country is the Official Host Hotel of Levi's GranFondo. Our guests may SAVE 15% off regular rates. Book early for the biggest savings. Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor-Sonoma is under 2 minutes by bike or car from the Windsor Town Green where Levi's GranFondo takes place.

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JOIN LEVI ON ZWIFT

Join Levi Leipheimer every Tuesday at 3:00pm starting for a group ride on Zwift. During these rides, we talk about the event, and all the cool things we have in store for the coming year. We also randomly award free gift cards to our online store, just for riding!

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This should be on every cyclist's bucket list. This event changed my life. Last year I was 300 pounds got disgusted and then bought a Roubaix SL4, signed up for the Piccolo and started training, When last years day was arriving I started having panic attacks as I am also a veteran with PTSD and decided to back out. At the last minute I got in my car, drove from Tahoe to Santa Rosa checked in and everyone was kind and supportive. Since then, I lost 100 pounds and rode the Medio. It was an incredible experience, making it to the coast and chewing up the road with fantastic vistas. Once again, thanks Levi and the rest of the crew, most importantly the volunteers who get this event going.
Patrick Rulo, Participant
I have done quite some gran fondos in my life, all of them in Europe, including classics like the Nove Colli, the Marmotte, Amstel Gold Race etc. Levi's GranFondo is by far the best organised event with a great route and amazing finish street. This is a must-do for every cyclist!
Ward Grootjans, Participant
With many European and American gran fondos and sportifs, this one is by far the best so far in the US. Great route, support, views and vibe.
Stephen Marquette, Participant
It was an amazing experience. All the riders and the other supporting people (police, helpers, people at the roadside) brought a great atmosphere which I felt all along the ride. Excellent organization made me feel safe and well supported in any moment. Thanks and see you next year!
Gernart Brandl, Participant
I'm amazed at the community of this event. Firefighters, Ambulances, Sheriff's, CHPs, and all the volunteers. It takes a village. This event is the best example of this idea I've ever seen. Period.
Richard Colorado, Participant
Simply awesome day on the bike. The Panzer course has Alpine style climbing and descents, beautiful redwood forests, spectacular ocean views, and just a few hills. Plus the best organized and marshaled ride I have been on. Outstanding 2016! See you next year.
Steve Magee, Participant

Our #1 Rider

Many people don't know the full story about when Levi's GranFondo was conceived, but it was on a bike ride like so many other big ideas-spawned by an increase in endorphins.

Levi was on a ride with his friend and fellow competitor Scott Nydam in Sonoma County's western reaches. Scott forgot his shoes, and that's where it all started. The story of course is longer than this, but one simple fateful moment ultimately led to a crescendo of 3,500 people lining up at a start line together in Santa Rosa. Scott was one of those people, and in 2009 he earned his place as the first official winner of Levi's GranFondo. His recorded time on the original Gran Route was under 5 hours and still stands today as the fastest time on that course.

Scott's life connection to bikes is a long and storied one, and has as of late dedicated himself to a service to the Navajo Nation. You can learn more about Scott's work here.

Scott will wear number 1 at Levi's GranFondo in 2024, fitting as we return to racing, a crucial part of Scott's history, and lead the charge for at-risk youth, a crucial part of Scott's present world.

Festa del Fondo

AUCTION DINNER
‍Thursday Night
April 11, 2024
@
Olympia's Valley Estate
Petaluma, California

Raise a glass for at-risk youth at our annual Festa del Fondo fundraising dinner. This event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our very own King Ridge Foundation that supports the small non-profit groups doing critical work with at-risk youth. Join us, and start your weekend with giving in Sonoma County's wine country.

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VIP PACKAGE

3 Incredible days of magic in Sonoma County all tied up with a bow. Come with us on a journey that interlaces our efforts to support at-risk youth, a broader sampling of Sonoma County riding and food, and an elevated pre and post ride experience along with Levi Leipheimer and other luminaries and special guests.

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Routes for All

Since inception, Levi's GranFondo has offered routes for a wide range of fitness and ability levels. From a casual ride on relatively flat ground through our bucolic wine region to a highly competitive 138.5 monument that easily rivals some of the toughest stages in the Tour de France. Each one utterly full of wonder.

Family Fondo

This ride is FREE to sign up!

The Family Fondo is back! Kids, parents and loved ones can join Levi's GranFondo for FREE, and enjoy a protected ride through beautiful rolling roads in Sonoma County's wine region.

Piccolino

The Piccolino route is a petite, introductory 22-mile ride through picturesque wine country. It's a great match for beginner road cyclists. It does not feature a formal aid station, however, you may stop at Veteran's Memorial Beach in Healdsburg to top off water and take a break.

Piccolo

The Piccolo route is a relatively easy 40-mile jaunt through picturesque wine country next to vineyards and gently rolling hills. It splits the difference between a beginner ride and the Medio. It's easy, but it's 40 miles of easy.

Medio

The Medio route is the quintessential Sonoma County weekend ride. It features two aid stations evenly spaced for you to top off, amazing, fast-rolling tarmac with a mix of vineyards and two notable climbs.

Geysers

The Geysers route is a completely new flavor of Sonoma County and brings you up some serious climbs to accumulate over 6,000' of elevation in 81 miles. You will ride through a region that is home to North America's largest producer of clean, reliable renewable geothermal power, and experience sweeping views of Sonoma County's wine region.

GRAN 

Our Gran route continues to include road the event was named for: King Ridge. Participants make their way through Cazadero before traveling along one of California's most celebrated roads in cycling. This is a very difficult route, and while it's not quite the epic that the Growler is, you'll be challenged by two very substantial climbs.

The Growler 

The Growler is a behemoth with a signature level of difficulty that rivals some of the most difficult professional road race courses in the world. After tackling King Ridge, you then take on a completely new set of roads that travel like the spine of a dragon's backbone high above the surrounding hills of Sonoma County. Your return to the gently rolling valley floor comes at the price of taking on two more long, steep climbs along Stewarts Point Road. It's not nearly over. The Geysers, and another 3,000' of difficult climbing awaits long after you've already amassed nearly ten thousand feet of elevation over the course of the previous 90 miles.

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