Vendor Space Available for Gran Fondo Asheville Outdoor Expo

April 29, 2024

Gettysburg, PA /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The SUAREZ Gran Fondo National Series and Gran Fondo Asheville are proud to offer an economical and highly-effective marketing opportunity to cycling and outdoor industry brands in Asheville, North Carolina on the weekend of July 13-14, 2024. The two-day event will take place at Rabbit Rabbit in Asheville, running concurrently with Gran Fondo Asheville, p/b Applewood Manor on Sunday, July 14.

The Gran Fondo Asheville Outdoor Expo has been a thriving component of the Gran Fondo Asheville weekend for the past three years. Downtown venue Rabbit Rabbit will once again host the 2-day cycling festival that showcases local outdoor companies and national and international cycling brands, including BMC Bicycles and Italy’s Garda Bike Hotel. The extensive outdoor expo features with food trucks, local beer, cycling clinics, and family-friendly activities for all ages.

“We understand the economic headwinds many cycling and outdoor industry brands are facing,” says Reuben Kline, Founder and Event Director for Gran Fondo National Series. “We continue to have strong sponsor and partner support because our participation numbers are growing, and we offer brands economical yet high-value ways to connect directly with a targeted audience of devoted cyclists.”

Brands interested in participating in the Gran Fondo Asheville Outdoor Expo can purchase 10×10, 10×20, and custom-sized booth spaces for the 2-day event. This budget-friendly marketing opportunity provides direct access to nearly 1000 cyclists and their friends and families over a two-day period. For information, contact Reuben Kline at reuben.kline@granfondoseries.com.

Riders participating in Sunday’s Gran Fondo, will be able to pick up their packets at Rabbit Rabbit on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. On Sunday, July 14, cyclists will depart from Rabbit Rabbit at 8:00 am to ride their choice of 100-, 60-, or 30-mile routes that take them into the hills, valleys, and mountains north and west of Asheville. The unique ‘timed segment’ competition format of Gran Fondo National Series events largely eliminates the need for road closures and allows cyclists of varying abilities to regroup, ride together, and stop to take in the scenery.

About Gran Fondo National Series (granfondonationalseries.com)

Founded in 2012 by event director Reuben Kline, the Gran Fondo National Series is the largest and most competitive series of gran fondo cycling events in the United States. Gran Fondo National Series 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. Since 2020, Gran Fondo National Series has been the organizer of the official USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championships. In 2024, Gran Fondo National Championships became a qualifier event for the 2024 and 2025 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships.