The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin
The affable and ever popular ex-pro, Jens Voigt, officially announced his up and coming Gran Fondo event, which will take place in Marin County, California this October.
The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin will take place at the Stafford Lakes Bike Park, and will offer three rides of 40, 70 and 100 miles, with the goal of attracting keen road cyclists of all abilities.
“Marin County was chosen because it ticks all the boxes, it’s big, it’s beautiful and it has all the facilities we need to make a day at my Gran Fondo a really fun day out.” says Voigt.
Similar to the man himself, Jensie’s event will headline some features that set it apart from other Gran Fondos.
“We’re going to try to make the ride with me as interactive as possible. I want to ride and talk to as many people as I can on the day, and going by how many of you guys turn up at these events – that could be a lot of people. I also want to try to bring and share some of the best experiences I’ve had from my pro racing career right around the world to this event – I can’t share the details yet, but all I know is that it’s going to be great fun.”
In addition, the event also aims to raise funds in support of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC)!
The shut up legs route will offer a challenging course over many of the world-class roads in the heart of marin county. On this route you’ll ride over marin county’s two largest ridges, combining the famous climbs of alpine dam and mount tamalpais. Experience breathtaking and majestic views of the pch through point reyes and tomales bay, enjoying some of the most iconic landmarks of marin county. The final stretch through chileno valley and wilson hill will challenge your tired legs all the way to the finish.
You can expect an awesome day with Jens Voigt, the most fun guy in pro cycling. If you’re lucky he will let you suffer on his wheel. You’ll be treated to a ProTour level experience with neutral support along the way and before the ride. You’ll travel along the world class roads of Marin County, with notable views of Alpine Dam, Mount Tam, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes and Tomales Bay. We’ll keep you fueled along the way with fully staffed and stocked service stops including amazing food from Marin’s local food purveyors. Our routes will converge at the Point Reyes Station Grand Stop. At the grand stop you will be treated to the best of what Marin has to offer from food, music and amazing sights. You’ll have the opportunity to freshen up and take a shower after the ride and enjoy the Gran Fondo village where you will be treated to a Jensie inspired recovery meal and local brew- on-stage performances and special appearances. In addition you will receive a swag bag that includes a Gran Fondo gift bag, the official Gran Fondo rider manual, goodies from our participating sponsors and a Jensie Gran Fondo commemorative water bottle.