U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Launches Inaugural Legends Gran Fondo

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Joe Herget
jherget@usbhof.orgFor Immediate Release:
U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Launches Inaugural Legends Gran FondoInductees Greg LeMond, Ruthie Matthes, Nelson Vails and other legends
to join cycling enthusiasts on May 6, 2012

Davis, CA February 6, 2012:  The United States Bicycling Hall of Fame today announced the launch of the first ever Legends Gran Fondo, which will take place in Davis, CA on May 6, 2012.  This new event will provide a unique opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to ride alongside America’s cycling legends within a fully-supported Gran Fondo setting.   Participants will enjoy a fast and rolling 90 mile Gran Fondo or a 63 mile Medio Fondo.  Both courses will spin through Northern California’s picturesque Yolo and Solano counties.Many Hall of Fame Inductees and other cycling legends will participate in the event.  Chief among them will be two-time World Champion and three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond (1996 Inductee), World Champion and Olympian Ruthie Matthes (2011 Inductee), and Olympic Silver Medalist Nelson Vails (2009 Inductee).  Other recent additions to the roster of inductees riding include Jacquie Phelan, George MountWayne StetinaJohn HowardJeanne Golay, and Stu Thomsen.  These legendary riders and others like them will ride wheel to wheel with avid cyclists in support of the only national Hall of Fame that recognizes all disciplines within the sport of cycling.“This new Gran Fondo event headlines our efforts to connect American cycling’s history with its present,” said Joe Herget, Executive Director of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.  “The bringing together of America’s greatest cycling legends and avid riders creates a fantastic atmosphere to promote the growth of cycling at both competitive and recreational levels.”

The Legends Gran Fondo will start and finish in Davis, CA, home of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.  Fuji Bicycles heads up the growing list of event sponsors, as Presenting Sponsor.  Supporting Sponsors include Bicycling Magazine, LeMond Fitness, Sutter Health, Primal Cycling Apparel, BazuSports and Jelly Belly Sport Beans.  This exclusive event will be limited to 1,000 lucky cyclists, who will also have the opportunity to win a newly unveiled Fuji Gran Fondo carbon road bike.

Complete details on the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame Legends Gran Fondo presented by Fuji, can be found at http://www.usbhof.org/gran-fondo-home.
To download a PDF of this release, click here:  USBHOF Gran Fondo Press Release.

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