World Champion & Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall Joins the MSU Gran Fondo!

World Champion & Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall Joins the MSU Gran Fondo!

Ride with gold medalist and cancer survivor on June 22
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Photo by Zach Walbridge

World Champion skier and cancer survivor Kikkan Randall is coming to Grand Rapids for MSU Gran Fondo 7!

At the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018, Kikkan made history winning gold in cross-country skiing. Just three months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite a grueling treatment of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Kikkan remained very active – running, cycling, weight lifting, hiking and more. She finished treatment earlier this year.

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Photo by Lukas Campbell

Kikkan is the president of Fast and Female USA and brand ambassador for L.L. Bean and AKTIV Against Cancer.

Meet the World Champion athlete who fought for the gold, then fought for her life.

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Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean

Kikkan is joined by another special guest at MSU Gran Fondo 7. Five-time Tour de France veteran and NBC Sports cycling commentator Christian Vande Velde will also ride MSU Gran Fondo 7.  

Autographs at the MSU Gran Fondo Expo
June 21, Afternoon (time to be announced) 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 at MSU Gran Fondo 7
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One lucky participant will win a MSU Gran Fondo gift pack just for being registered!

  • Merch from the MSU Gran Fondo store! One of everything, including hoodie, jersey, cycling cap, gloves and more. $288 value.
  • One registration for Michigan Coast Rider’s 2019 Troll Ride Tour on October 18-20. All rail trail from Charlevoix to the Bridge, then the Bridge to Gaylord. Includes transportation, hotels meal and support. $350 value.

Register by end of day April 30 to qualify. Winner is randomly selected and will be notified by email on May 1.

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Ride with Christian Vande Velde at the MSU Gran Fondo!

Join cycling legend Christian Vande Velde at the starting line on June 22
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Christian Vande Velde

Five-time Tour de France veteran and NBC Sports cycling commentator Christian Vande Velde is coming to Grand Rapids for MSU Gran Fondo 7!

Christian wore the white jersey in the 1999 Tour de France as the Best Young Rider. During his impressive career, he rode on the team that won two yellow jerseys and he finished 4th in 2008. Vande Velde is also a two-time Olympian.

Christian Vande Velde

Get insights from the peloton before Christian heads to France to cover this year’s Tour.

Autographs at the MSU Gran Fondo ExpoChristian Vande Velde
June 21, Afternoon (time to be announced) at 20 Monroe Live

High-Carb Dinner with Christian
June 21, 7-9 PM at 20 Monroe Live
Dinner is invitation only for participants who reach the $250 fundraising level

Ride with Christian at MSU Gran Fondo 7
Sign up before the price increases on May 1