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Garrett County Gran Fondo

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125 Miles (16,000 ft)
102 Miles (11,800 ft)
62 Miles (7,000 ft)
25 Miles (2,800 ft)
Adventure Sports Center Int'l.
McHenry, Maryland
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Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area boast some of the finest and most challenging cycling in the mid-Atlantic region and provides twice the satisfaction in serving as a fundraiser for the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.

The Gran Fondo offers four supported ride options on Saturday June 25. The 125 mile "Diabolical Double Metric", the 102 mile "Savage Century", and the 62 mile "Masochistic Metric" all contain very steep and challenging hills and are not for the feint of heart or beginner cyclist. The "Garrett's Greatest 25" includes hills but is appropriate for the recreational cyclist.

Event Start Location
Adventure Sports Center International
250 Adventure Sports Way
McHenry, MD 21541

Course Description
Finest and most challenging cycling in the mid-Atlantic region.

Awards
Not applicable - Finishing is an Award in itself!!

Packet Pickup / Expo
June 24, 2011 at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.

Timing / Results
Not applicable - the Garrett County Gran Fondo is a long distance, mass-participation cycling event - not a race - that welcomes professional, amateur, and recreational cyclists.

Post Race Activities
Dinner at Wisp Four Season Resort

Weather
June

Directions
Garrett County is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains in the very western corner of Maryland. Twenty-six major cities in 11 states and the District of Columbia are within 350 miles or less from the beautiful Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County, MD area. Highway I-68 provides easy access to the county from I-79 to the west and I-70 and I-81 to the east and US Rt. 219 bisects the county north to south also providing connections to Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Drive times from Baltimore are the Washington, DC region are approximately three hours, and from Pittsburgh about 90 minutes.



Parking
Plenty of free mountain-top parking available.
 
 

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Recent Review: Support staff did a great job cleaning the course after the storm. Coke at rest stops was a blessing. Hammer electrolyte tables really helped. Pre-event meal very nice. The whole event beginning to end was first class. Loved the steel drum band.
Marlys Palmer
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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