Here’s What’s New in 2016

This year’s “big ride” is June 25! And you may have heard – the fourth annual MSU Gran Fondo was named a “must-ride” Gran Fondo in 2016! Here’s what we’re planning for our best ride yet.

 

CYCLING LEGEND BOB ROLL WILL RIDE THE MSU GRAN FONDO!

Boll Rolls

Bob Roll is one of America’s most well-known ex-professional cyclists who rode on both the Motorola and 7-Eleven team in the 1980s. He has been a regular commentator on several networks for international cycling events. Better known as “The Bobke,” he brings a wealth of fun insights and colorful commentary about the world of cycling.

On June 25, he’ll be riding the 80-mile route and enjoying the Finish Line Festival.

PASTA DINNER

Carb-load the night before the big ride! Join us for a pasta dinner at The B.O.B. with guest speaker, Bob Roll. If you reach the $250 fundraising level by June 13, you’ll receive two complimentary tickets to this exclusive event.

MORE FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES

Jersey-2016

We’ve redesigned the commemorative jersey and thrown in a few extra fundraising incentives! Raise at least $250 and you’ll get to enjoy a free pasta dinner with guest speaker Bob Roll on June 24 (appearance sponsored by Advantage Benefits Group). Roll your donations past the $500 mark and you’ll also get the commemorative jersey! At the $750 mark, you’ll get a prime position at the starting line on June 25. And if you raise $1000 or more, you’ll be an exclusive member of Bob Roll’s MSU Gran Fondo team and attend a meet and greet before the spaghetti dinner. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2016 FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES

As always, our sponsors will also be donating a variety of prizes for this year’s top fundraisers. Those incentives will be announced later!

UPDATES TO THE COURSE 

As we strive to live up to our reputation as a “must-ride” Gran Fondo, you’ll see a few changes in the course this year. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE about street closures at the finish line, timing strip for the 80-mile ride and course maps.

Health Rise DSC_676010 FOR 10 TEAM CHALLENGE

Form a team to receive special discounts at this year’s big ride. Teams of 10 or more cyclists can save $10 on registration. LEARN MORE

TRAINING RIDES

Looking to increase your mileage at this year’s Gran Fondo? Are you new to cycling? Either way, we’re teaming up with MVP Sports Clubs, Alger Bikes and Michigan Coast Riders to for conditioning after the long winter. Saturday rides will be for the more experienced cyclists, while Tuesday evenings will be designed with the beginner in mind. Weather permitting, outdoor rides will begin in May. LEARN MORE

FUNDRAISING TOOLS

In the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing a number of tools to help you fundraise. We’ll have Facebook cover photos, donation request letters, customizable posters, badges, videos, GIFs and more! Looking for something else? Let us know how we can help.

AIM High AwardsA.I.M. HIGH ENDURANCE AWARDS

The 80-mile ride now a qualifying event for the 2016 A.I.M. High Endurance Challenge Award! MORE DETAILS

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