Colnago Gran Fondo National Series and RGT Announce Schedule for 9-Event E-Fondo Series
January 26, 2021
E-Fondo Series to be held in addition to full calendar of outdoor events.
(Gettysburg, PA) – The Colnago Gran Fondo National Series today announced the event schedule for the upcoming 9-event E-Fondo Series. The first e-sports cycling competition to feature timed segments, the series leverages RGT Cycling’s innovative “Magic Roads” to recreate GFNS’s real-world courses in a virtual environment. The E-Fondo Series will run from February 7, 2021 through March 7, 2021 with multiple opportunities for riders to compete on each course, and the opportunity to qualify for the 2021 USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship event in Asheville, North Carolina on July 18, 2021.
The schedule of events offers both weekday and weekend opportunities for riders to complete events. On each event date there will be three separate start times, so riders can select a time of day that works for them.
- E-Fondo Florida – Sunday, February 7
- E-Fondo Georgia – Thursday, February 11
- Highlands E-Fondo – Sunday, February 14
- E-Fondo Asheville – Tuesday, February 16
- Boone E-Fondo – Thursday, February 18
- E-Fondo Golden – Sunday, February 21
- E-Fondo Maryland – Tuesday, February 23
- Jensie E-Fondo – Sunday, February 28
- E-Series Championship (Asheville course) – Sunday, March 7
Registration, Awards and Prizes
E-Fondo Series events are free to enter. Riders who register for and compete in the GFNS E-Fondo Series are eligible to earn age group and overall podium awards for individual events as well as the cumulative series. Riders will also be automatically entered in GFNS Prize Raffles for chances to win products from series sponsors. There will be separate prize raffles for each event, so the more events riders enter, the more chances they have to win.
Participants will have the chance to win:
- Hyperice Hypervolt percussion massage device – $350 value
- Hyperice Hypersphere vibrating recovery device – $149 value
- Hyperice Normatec Pulse recovery system – $995 value (Championship event raffle only)
- Garda Bike Hotel: 3-night stay at Garda Bike Hotel in Italy
Colnago Gran Fondo National Series Event Director, Reuben Kline, chose to create the first E-Fondo Series with RGT because of the simulator’s focus on realistic rider dynamics. He added, “We wanted the indoor and outdoor experiences on GFNS courses to be as similar as possible, and realistic in-game physics is what RGT does best. They were also excited to integrate our timed-section competition format, complete with on-screen graphics and tracking rider results over multiple events.”
Riders can register for E-Fondo Series events for free.
Riders can register today for a free RGT account and get your legs ready to ride before the series begins.
About Gran Fondo National Series (granfondonationalseries.com)
Founded in 2012 by event director Reuben Kline, the Colnago Gran Fondo National Series is the largest and most competitive series of gran fondo cycling events in the United States. GFNS was the first series to implement timed-segment racing into US gran fondo events, and has crowned Gran Fondo National Champions and Gran Fondo National Series Champions since 2012. Starting in 2020, GFNS entered into a partnership with USA Cycling to bring the existing GFNS Gran Fondo National Series and the one-day Gran Fondo National Championship into the portfolio of official USA Cycling National Championship events.