Online registration for the 2017 Cache Gran Fondo is open. THANK YOU for your interest, please CLICK HERE to go to our registration site on Bikereg.com (https://www.bikereg.com/2107cachegranfondo).
The Cache Gran Fondo is an annual Italian-style ride in Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The Cache Gran Fondo occurs on the 2nd Saturday of every July and riders can ride either on a 50-mile or 100-mile route. Proceeds from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 ride went toward accomplishing a goal to fund breast cancer screenings for uninsured women who live in Cache Valley, and in 2016 and 2017, a percentage of the proceeds, as well as 100% of any additional donations you make,(and out matching dollar-for-dollar), will be donated to the Logan Regional Hospital Foundation to continue to fund this special service.
Every year we also offer a limited-edition cycling jersey AT COST - only $35. In 2017, we are also offering custom matching men's bibs and women's shorts. Sorry - Jerseys, bibs and shorts are all sold out for 2017.
Prior to the 2017 Cache Gran Fondo on Saturday morning, riders will be offered a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Logan Regional Hospital from 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. at the start line. Come a bit early and get fueled up for the big ride, there will also be items you can take with you.
Start Times (NOTE NEW TIMES)
- 6:40 a.m. | 100 mile COMPETITIVE RIDERS (Average speed 19-25mph+)
- 6:45 a.m. | 100 mile RECREATIONAL RIDERS (Average flat speed 15-20+)
- 6:50 a.m. | Special Team Start, Intermountain Team LiveWell (both distances)
- 6:55 a.m. | 50 mile COMPETITIVE RIDERS (Average speed 19-25mph+)
- 7:00 a.m. I 50 mile RECREATIONAL RIDERS (Average flat speed 15-20+)
All competitive-level riders need to be ready to ride by 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 08, from Logan Regional Hospital's southwest parking lot located at 500 East, 1400 North, in Logan, Utah. Riders can choose from either a 50- or 100-mile course through Cache Valley. Both rides' finish line is located in downtown Logan on 100 North between 100 West and Main Street (NOTE: Finish line is one block north of the 2012-2014 rides).
The 50-Mile Course
Due to winter/spring flooding and road damage to Mendon road, we will be altering the 50-mile course in 2017. We will reverse the route, stating with pilot cars from Logan Regional Hospital on 400 East to 2500 N, crossing US91 and leaving the city via Airport road. The ride will continue through Benson, past Benson Marina and turn north onto Highway 23. Newton will serve as your two support stations (at 17 and 37 miles). Finish line will be the same on 100 North in downtown Logan, Utah.
Here is the Strata link to the route:
and an aerial view from Relive.com https://www.relive.cc/view/1045801336
The 100-Mile Course. This year we reversed the classic Weston Canyon Route.
We believe the route will provide more safe passage over Valley View highway, and hopefully riders will have the wind as their helpers from Riverside to Malad. Weston Canyon is a fan-favorite and so we want to return that option this year as well. Early riding out of Logan and through the Bear River area will also have less traffic, (and we will have pilot cars from the start to the Cache/Box Elder county line). See Strava link below;
Course on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/9129998
Finish and Expo
After all of the participants in the 2017 Cache Gran Fondo have crossed the finish line, they can participate in the Cache Gran Fondo’s Gran Feed and Outdoor Expo sponsored by the Logan Downtown Alliance.
The Gran Feed will be held at the Logan Downtown Outdoor Expo on 100 North between Main Street and 100 West. Logan City will close the entire street for Saturday and welcome the Gran Fondo riders to eat, meet local vendors, win some prizes as part of the ride, listen to local bands and enjoy a great summer evening in downtown Logan. There will be activities for people of all ages. Additionally, thousands of community members will be mingling as part of the Downtown Logan Farmers Market adjacent to the finish area; this weekend also marks the season opening of the Cache Valley Opera.
There are plenty of places to park at the start and finish line. Please note that the finish line is about 10 blocks away from the start line. Please enter parking areas by driving east until you get to 600 East. 400 East will be closed off to vehicles on race day morning!
Start line parking
Riders are eligible to win many prizes. The set of rider prizes is still being finalized, but we will have new bike jerseys and kits and many different camping items from CampChef, gift cards and great rider gifts from Al's Sporting Goods, a Scott Bike and more from The Sportsman, and Malouf Sleep products will also be adding to the prizes, so many of you will walk away with some great prizes in addition to the finisher gifts. ALSO we want to thank Joyride Bikes and Utah Public Radio for supplying water bottles for all our riders!
Traffic Laws and Ground Rules
- Riders must ride no more than two abreast. Ride two abreast only if the shoulder is wide enough.
- Ride on the right shoulder of the road, AND NEVER CROSS THE YELLOW CENTER LINE.
- Obey all traffic signs and signals
- Keep your bike equipped with two water bottles, spare tubes, and basic repair equipment. Although we will have bike mechanics throughout the course, you are responsible for repairing your tire and bike should you experience mechanical errors.
- Cross railroad tracks perpendicularly and with CAUTION
- Watch out for road hazards
- Helmets are required
- Smile and wave
- Please thank the volunteers
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel
- SpringHill Suites
- Hampton Inn
- Comfort Inn
- Best Western Weston Inn
- Super 8
- Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites
- Best Western Baugh Motel
- Days Inn and Suites
- If you prefer to bring your camper or tent, there are dozens of nearby options. Refer to this list of campgrounds in the Logan area.
If this is your first time riding 100-miles, you may be wondering how to train for this event. We found this training schedule particularly helpful for new riders who are taking on the Cache Gran Fondo 100-mile challenge.
Registration Transfer and Deferment
We understand that events can happen that prevent you from riding with us on July 11th after registering for the event. We are happy to help you transfer your registration to a different rider, or defer your ride until 2018 for a $10 fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am unable to ride this year, but I would like to purchase a jersey. Can I purchase a jersey without registering?
Yes, jerseys can be purchased through the Cache Gran Fondo store. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
How can I donate to cause?
Will there be a photographer on the course?
We will hire several photographers to document the 2017 ride, as we have for the 2013-2016 rides All photos from the ride will be provided for you free of charge. It's one way we want to thank you for your support and for riding with us.
Can a family member or friend pick up my packet for me?
We are sorry, but our insurance with USA Cycling requires a photo ID and wet-ink signature on all waivers. We also need you to verify your emergency contact name and phone number.
How do I update my registration information?
If you need to update your registration information, please let us know by contacting us here.
How many riders do you expect on the ride this year?
We expect to see 900 - 1000 riders ride the Cache Gran Fondo in 2016. We will be releasing riders in waives based on categories to keep riding groups safely sized.
Is there a lottery to get into the ride?
There is currently no lottery system to get into the ride. We will be accepting all registrations we receive between now and ride day.
What is available at the aid stations?
Aid stations will be stocked with the minimum of water, Gatorade and Pepsi products and supplements, fresh fruit, and quick-grab snacks. We will also have muffins, granola bars, candy, and other food at many stations.
Who do I contact for lost/found items?
We will have a lost/found booth at the finish line where items can be claimed. Items that aren't claimed by 5 p.m. on July 15th, 2017 will be donated to Deseret Industries.
How late will the expo be open?
The Gran Feed is scheduled to go until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 08.
Here are a few of our recent videos on the Cache Gran Fondo.