Welcome to the Giro di San Diego GranFondo!
Experience the passion and thrill of an Italian crafted Gran Fondo cycling event here in Southern California. Born in Italy, these events have captured the heart and soul of what it means to ride. The best routes, best rest stops and ultimate gourmet meals are what it’s all about.
Our mission is to bring the heart and passion of Italian cycling to one illustrious event of international stature in the bike community. Our goal is to draw riders from all 50 US states and 7 continents across the globe.
The location for this event is the charming seaside city of Solana Beach California. Nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, Solana Beach boasts the largest concentration of cyclists in San Diego and home to some of the best bike clubs and bike shops in the region.
The routes for this event will host many of the best rides in the north county as well as the most frequently traveled paths taken by the many professional athletes that ride in the area. These roads have likened the wheels of riders as Lance Armstrong, Chris Horner, Axel Merckx, Thurlow Rogers and many others. The long Gran Fondo will also boast the fiercest of all climbs in San Diego, the south grade of Mt Palomar. This climb was featured on the 2009 Tour of California and will be our official KOM/QOM for the Gran Fondo course riders.