The Cache Gran Fondo is an annual Italian-style ride in Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The ride is not officially timed, however there is an digital race clock at the start and finish of the race so all riders can test their ride time. 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 and 2014 ride went toward accomplishing a goal to fund breast cancer screenings for uninsured women who live in Cache Valley, and in 2015, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Logan Regional Hospital Foundation to continue to fund this special service.
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
Finish line parking
Prior to the 2015 Cache Gran Fondo on Saturday morning, riders will be offered a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of Logan Regional Hospital from 5:30 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.
- 6:15 a.m. | 100 mile COMPETITIVE RIDERS (fast, experienced, team riders ave speeds 20-25+)
- 6:20 a.m. I 50 mile COMPETITIVE RIDERS (Same - fast, experienced and team riders)
- 6:25 a.m. | 100 mile course riders RECREATIONAL RIDERS (Average flat speed 15-20+)
- 6:35 a.m. | 50 miles course riders RECREATIONAL RIDERS (Average flat speed 15-20+)
All racers will need to be ready to ride by 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 11, 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 56-Mile Course
The 102-Mile Course -
PLEASE NOTE: Despite exploring the possibility of reversing the 100 mile route, we were not able to work out the logistical issue related to bringing our riders back into Logan in a safe way, and therefore our 100-mile course WILL REMAIN THE SAME AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.
Targeted support stations on the 100-mile course will be located in Trenton, Weston, Malad, Riverside, and Mendon. The 50-mile course will have support stations in Trenton, Newton, and Mendon. Support stations will have water, Pepsi products like Gatorade, baked goods, fresh fruit, and quick-grab snacks. Please make sure to say thanks to the many volunteers that have come out to make sure you are fueled up on your ride. Each support station will also have portable bathrooms supplied by HoneyBucket.
We will once again have valley royalty this year to support our riders in Trenton. Miss Karlie Major, Miss Utah 2014, Miss Cache Valley and others from the Miss Cache Valley Royalty will be there to make sure you have what you need to finish the ride. It is a great way to wake up in the morning, these beautiful ladies are fun, full of energy and here to serve YOU!
The 2015 limited edition Gran Fondo jersey. Jerseys are optional and can be ordered in our registration system for $35 (MSRP $65) or purchased at our packet pickup locations. Each jersey features comfort cuff sleeves, gel gripper on the back waist, thin mesh sides for ventilation, and full hidden zipper. All jerseys are club cut (not race cut). All ordered jerseys will be available at for you to retrieve at packet pickup. We will have changing tents for you to try on your jersey when you pick it up and are happy to help you change sizes (if available) to get you the perfectly fitted jersey.
NOTE: As of July 1, Mens S, M and L are SOLD OUT and other sizes are going fast. Please order yours asap and take time to review the sizing chart below. Note: these are 'Club Fit' and not as tight as some of the past jersey sizes.
Finish and Expo
After all of the participants in the 2015 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 Annual Sidewalk Sale adjacent to the finish area; this weekend also marks the season opening of the Cache Opera.
Riders are eligible to win many prizes. The 2015 grand prize is a $2500 ProForm® TDF Centennial bike, and 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. Also Al's Sporting Goods 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.
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.
For others looking for training options, Joy Ride Bikes hosts \Wednesday night training rides that begins in April and runs throughout cycling season. Rides start at 5:30 p.m.
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 2016 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 2015 ride, as we have for the 2014 ride. 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. Please make sure to pick up your packet either Thursday afternoon/evening at Bountiful Bikes or in downtown Logan at 100N Main Street on Friday July 10th from 12:00 - 7:00pm. 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 800 - 1000 riders ride the Cache Gran Fondo in 2015. 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 12, 2015 will be donated to Deseret Industries.
How late will the expo be open?
The Gran Feed is scheduled to go until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.
Here are a few of our recent videos on the Cache Gran Fondo.