The Cache Gran Fondo is an annual Italian-style ride in Cache Valley in Northern Utah. The ride is not officially timed. The ride occurs on the 2nd Saturday of every July and riders can ride either on a 50-mile or 100-mile route. Proceeds from the ride go toward funding breast cancer screenings for women who live in Cache Valley. The 2014 Cache Gran Fondo additional has sections for UCA riders which is timed with Milliseconds sports timing.
Are you a UCA rider? If you didn't pick up your mussett bag at the finish line and would still like it, you can retrieve your bag in Troy Oldham's office located in administration at Logan Regional Hospital.
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 2014 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.
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 2014 Cache Gran Fondo will be a time-chipped ride. UCA riders 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 12, 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 50-Mile Course
The 100-Mile Course
Salt Lake Century Rider Offer
On July 10 we discovered that riders who registered for the Salt Lake Century have not yet received a refund when the event was cancelled. Because our event has been so generously supported but the incredible Utah bike community and generous sponsors, we have the ability to extend a special invitation to any rider who registered and paid for the Salt Lake Century to join us in Logan on Saturday to ride the Cache Gran Fondo. Please help us reach out to the bike community and extend this limited invitation. We are only able to offer this special registration because of the many dedicated riders who have supported us this year. This is a one-time offer, and the registration will be limited.
At this late hour, we need to make it simple so if you would like to ride in the Cache Gran Fondo century (or 50 mile course), please print out your Salt Lake Century race confirmation or receipt and bring it to our packet pick-up today in Logan between 10-4 in downtown Logan (Main & Center Street) or from 4-8 at Al's Sporting Goods on 1075 North Main, Logan, Utah.
There will be no exchange of funds or refunds provided, but rather a simple invitation to join the ride from our existing riders to the registered riders of the 2014 Salt Lake Century.
Support stations on the 100-mile course are located in Trenton, Weston, Malad, Riverside, and Mendon. The 50-mile course has 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 2014 limited edition Gran Fondo jersey will be produced by Utah-based Blackbottoms Cyclewear! 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.
The 2014 limited edition commuter shirt is a high-end polo you can wear on your commute to work. You can order your polo through our registration system for $35 (MSRP $65). It features two zipper pockets and a gel-strip on the back to keep the polo down when riding. This polo is great for commuting, short rides with friends and family, and mountain biking -- a great addition to a cyclist's quiver of jersey options. All ordered jerseys will be available at for you to retrieve at packet pickup.
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 2014 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 Center Street 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. Prizes include a 2014 Raleigh Revenio 3.0, ProForm® TDF Centennial bike, and one of many different camping items from CampChef. Each rider will be given a race bib with a removable stub. Please deliver your stub and deliver it to The Sportsman to be entered into the raffle for the Raleigh.
Digital Goody Bag
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 from $109 per night
- SpringHill Suites from $129 per night
- Hampton Inn from $91 per night
- Comfort Inn from $70 per night
- Best Western Weston Inn from $85 per night
- Super 8 from $39 per night
- Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites from $78 per night
- Best Western Baugh Motel from $59 per night
- Days Inn and Suites from $55 per night
- 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 March 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 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 700 riders ride the Cache Gran Fondo in 2014. 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 ofwater, CLIF SHOT 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, 2014 will be donated to Deseret Industries.
How late will the expo be open?
The Gran Feed is scheduled to go until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.
Here are a few of our recent videos on the Cache Gran Fondo.