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2021 Black Bear Gran Fondo Bicycle Race

Sat, 10 July 2021

2021 Black Bear Gran Fondo 

What is a Gran Fondo?

It’s a race, it’s a ride and it’s a party at the finish line!

2021 Black Bear Gran Fondo
2021 Black Bear Gran Fondo

By definition, it is a mass participation cycling event that got its start in Italy in the early 1900’s. Loosely translated, it means everything from “great foundation”, “great distance” or “great endurance.” Some cyclists ride for the satisfaction and pride of just making it to the finish line. Others want to improve upon their previous times and to challenge themselves, their friends, their teammates. Some ride to win.

Learn more about the event here: Hanson Hills Recreation Area

Date: July 10, 2021

About the Event:

Beginning at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, the Black Bear Gran Fondo is a long running tradition in northern Michigan. This is the 21st year that the Grayling Rotary Club has organized a Black Bear event and we will continue with the gran fondo format we started in 2016 which has been wildly successful! We are grateful for the many loyal followers we have developed over the years and hope to continue to earn their support and loyalty with our redesigned Black Bear Gran Fondo event and attract new Black Bear enthusiasts who will also return year after year. 

Route starting times:

  • 100 Mile (century) Loop  8:00 AM
  • 62 Mile (metric century)  Loop  8:30 AM
  • 45 Mile Loop   9:00 AM
  • All looped rides routes start and end at Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, Michigan


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Hanson Hills Recreation Area
7601 Old Lake Road
Grayling, MI 49738 United States
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