September 21-22, 2019

What is a Gran Fondo?

Gran Fondo means "grand tour" or "great distance" in Italian, which is a mass-start cycling ride which brings together road cyclists of all abilities.

La Baie Sainte-Marie

The Municipality of Clare, situated on the shores of Baie Sainte-Marie (Saint Mary’s Bay) in Southwest Nova Scotia, is home to the largest Acadian community in the province.

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Event Schedule

  • Saturday, September 21 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Registration and social evening
  • Sunday, September 22 8:15 am
    Pre-ride briefing followed by first start!
This was my first EVER Fondo and I absolutely loved everything about it.

This was my first EVER Fondo and I absolutely loved everything about it.

The community is so much behind this event and that's what makes it even better. I am already booked in at the model for next year, so I will be back! Thanks for a GREAT weekend!

David Taylor,
Moncton, NB

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Choose your ride!

Navigate rolling inland roads and discover towering wooden churches along the panoramic coastal route that hugs beautiful Baie Sainte-Marie.

Super Gran

The 160 km Super Gran is for hardcore cyclists looking to put their skills to the test!

Gran

Experienced riders will be challenged by our 120 km Gran route.

Mezzo

New! This 88.5 km route offers a scenic middle distance for experienced riders.

Medio

Our most popular route, the 67 km Medio is perfect for intermediate riders.

Piccolo

At 35 km, the Piccolo offers anyone an excellent introduction to Fondo riding.

Lobster Lunch!

End your ride on a high note and enjoy a local lobster lunch (or BBQ pork or veggie chili), included with all registrations!

This is a well-organized event with a beautiful, if challenging, course.

This is a well-organized event with a beautiful, if challenging, course.

The whole community rallies together to put on the event and everyone is made to feel very welcome. This is one of the most beautiful parts of the province and I would recommend this event to anyone looking for a quality cycling event in NS."

Cathy Carter,
Halifax NS

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More than just a cycling tour.

We bring out an entire community of dedicated volunteers to plan, organize and realize every detail of the entire weekend.

Let us be your hosts!

Quick FAQ

Yes! Just send us a message using the form on the Contact page.We understand that you may be debating which distance to ride. We highly recommend that you sign up early to take advantage of the best-value jersey package, however you can change your route distance right up to the morning of the event!

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Ready to ride?

Register for any route for $99 (+ $9.59 processing fee) before July 15, 2019 AST to get a Gran Fondo Jersey!

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9976, Highway 1
Saulnierville, Nova Scotia
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