The Cache Gran Fondo is an annual Italian-style ride in Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The ride is not officially timed, except for the Utah Cycling Association racer categories, 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 fund vital healthcare services in the valley.
View the 2014 Rider's Guide, here. The 2015 riders guide will be available in the spring of 2015.
Are you a UCA racer? In 2015, we will have a musset bag drop-off and pack up station at the start, in Malad, ID, and at the finish line.
There are plenty of places to park at the start and finish line. Please note that the finish line is about 13 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 from 5:15 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 (To Be Determined and SET by UCA in Spring 2015)
EXAMPLE OF START TIMES for 2014. Start times are assigned by categories for our UCA riders. All UCA riders need to be ready to ride by 5:30 a.m. Here are the schedule start times for all riders:
- 6:25 a.m. | 100 mile course riders
- 6:35 a.m. | 50 miles course riders
100 mile ride
- 5:45 a.m. | Men's cat 1, 2, 3
- 5:48 a.m. | Men's Masters 35-45 cat 1, 2, 3
- 5:51 a.m. | Men's Masters 45+ cat 1, 2, 3
- 5:57 a.m. | Men's cat 3, 4
50 mile ride
- 5:54 a.m. | Women's cat 3, 4
- 6:00 a.m. | Men's cat 4, 5
- 6:03 a.m. | Men's Masters 35+ B / cat 4, 5
- 6:06 a.m. | Men's Masters 55+ / open cat
- 6:09 a.m. | Women's cat 1, 2, 3
- 6:15 a.m. | Women's Masters 35+
The 2015 Cache Gran Fondo will be a time-chipped ride for all UCA racers. All racers will need to be ready to ride by 5:30 a.m. and non-UCA riders need to be ready to ride by 6:25 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.
The 56-Mile Course
The 102-Mile Course -
PLEASE NOTE: Based on rider feedback and for safety reasons, we are discussing the possibility of reversing the 100 mile route pending approval from Utah and Idaho Dept. of Transportation.
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, CLIF SHOT Energy gels, blocks, supplements, fresh fruit, and quick-grab snacks.
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 to get you the perfectly fitted jersey.
UCA Racer Nutrition and Support
Racers can provide their own support. The Malad stop will be the first stop many racers will need to make. We will have a separate area for the racers to stop.
- We will take musette bags the night before to the morning of the event and drive them over to Malad for riders that want this option. There will be a drop zone about 1/2 mile away for the musette bags – outside Malad.
- We will have a table of bottles for a bottle exchange. Racers can also pick up clean water bottles full of water.
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 Friday and Saturday and welcome the Gran Fondo riders to eat, meet local vendors, win some prizes as part of the rider raffle, 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 as an example, the 2014 prizes included a 2014 Raleigh Revenio 3.0, bike jerseys and kits and many different camping items from CampChef. Each rider will be given a race bib with a removable stub.
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
- 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
- Watch out for road hazards
- Helmets are required
- 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, Logan Regional Hospital and Joy Ride Bikes hosts \Wednesday and Thursday night training rides that begins in April and runs throughout cycling season. Rides start at 6 p.m.
Registration Transfer and Deferment
We understand that events can happen that prevent you from riding with us on July 12 after registering for the event. We are happy to help you transfer your registration to a different rider, or defer your ride until 2015 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.
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?
Yes. Just make sure whoever is picking up your packet can 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, energy gels, blocks, 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.