True Gran Fon­dos

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - FEATURE -

Italy, the birth­place of the gran fondo, knows how to do mass-par­tic­i­pa­tion events right. Long be­fore chip tim­ing, the Ital­ians were get­ting out on their bikes for big rides to­gether. To­day, Ital­ian fon­dos draw huge num­bers and cre­ate quite the at­mos­phere, of­ten with cour­ses on closed roads. If you sign up for one of these gran fon­dos, look for­ward to see­ing where and how it all be­gan – and en­joy­ing some re­ally good food.

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