7 Reasons to Ride #MSUGranFondo7

Wondering what’s new in 2019? Read on…

#1 – Ride with a cycling legend and a gold medalist

2019 Special Guests

Tour de France veteran and NBC Sports commentator Christian Vande Velde and gold medalist Kikkan Randall are joining MSU Gran Fondo 7!

  • Autographs at the MSU Gran Fondo Expo
    June 21, afternoon at 20 Monroe Live
  • High-Carb Dinner with special guests Kikkan Randall & Christian Vande Velde
    June 21, 7-9 PM at 20 Monroe Live
    Dinner is invitation only for participants who reach the $250 fundraising level
  • Ride with Kikkan and Christian at MSU Gran Fondo 7
    See if you can keep up with these two. If not, catch them at the Finish Line Festival!

#2 – Experience the new MSU Gran Fondo Expo & Packet Pickup


Friday, June 21, 11-6 PM at 20 Monroe Live

This year’s Packet Pickup is now part of the new MSU Gran Fondo Expo!  Join us for vendor booths, merchandise and demos as well autographs with Christian Vande Velde and Kikkan Randall.

#3 – Celebrate at the Finish Line Festival with a cold glass of Fondo Fever, the special New Holland brew.


Cheers to the MSU Gran Fondo! Official Beer Sponsor New Holland brewed up something special just for the big ride! The Fondo Fever, an English Pale Ale, will be served at the Finish Line!

Can’t wait to try it? Stop by The Knickerbocker any time in May to get a glass of Fondo Fever!

#4 – Be part of the cycling movement that has raised more than $1M for skin cancer research!


More than $1M has been raised to fund groundbreaking discoveries and give hope to 70,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer each year! 100% of donations go directly to MSU College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer awareness, prevention and research!

#5 – The YMCA Family Ride offers Fondo fun for cyclists of all ages.


Get the whole family into cycling! Kids ride free with adult registration, so sign up to ride the scenic 10-12 mile course and enjoy kid-friendly activities, trinkets and gourmet snacks at the YMCA Family Ride rest stop. Then, enjoy the Finish Line Festival with food, live music and more!

#6 – Weekly Winning Wednesday giveaways for new registrants and fundraisers.

WWEvery week until mid-June, registered MSU Gran Fondo participants have the chance to win a great prizes! You’re automatically entered for that week’s drawing when you sign up to ride. Earn bonus entries can be earned for every $50 fundraising mark you meet.

Prizes are announced on our website as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

#7 – Exclusive fundraising incentives and experiences

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Among this year’s fundraising incentives is an exclusive opportunity to attend the High-Carb Dinner with special Gran Fondo guests Kikkan Randall and Christian Vande Velde.

Other great incentives include a bike lock, commemorative jersey, cycling vest and more!

Every single dollar you raise supports MSU’s skin cancer awareness, prevention and research. While you help us pave the way for important research, you can earn commemorative gear and participation in exclusive experiences before and after the ride.

Click here to register before the price increases

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