12160 U.S. Highway 12, Naches, WA 98937
Join us at Bron Yr Aur Brewing Company for the 3rd annual Yakima Valley Fondo. Same course as last year with all the challenges and beautiful scenery. Riders off at 8:00 AM. Start and finish location is at Bron Yr Aur Brewing Company.
Bask in the spring beauty of Central Washington. With over 5500 feet of climbing over the basalt ridges of the Yakima River Canyon one is afforded over 90 miles of high desert splendor punctuated by 21 miles of gravel grinding nirvana. Bring plenty of grit and you will be rewarded with epic views of the dual spectacles of Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainer as well as the stunning scenery of the Yakima River Canyon. The ride will be well marked and supported with 2 aid stations stocked with food and hydration. If you have always wanted to tackle a Gran Fondo but been a bit intimidated by too much gravel this is the Fondo for you, and if you are an experienced Fondo rider the terrain and distance will provide plenty of challenges.
With 21 miles of gravel we recommend a gravel/cross bike with some tread on those tires. The ride is possible with a road bike 28c tires, but the risk of flats will increase. The condition of the primary gravel section varies from year to year based on the winter weather and timely maintenance. With some 60 miles of pavement a mountain bike is not recommended for this Gran Fondo
Cost: The cost for this ride is $70.00 and includes a stylish event t-shirt, delicious post ride meal with a tasteful selection of micro beers crafted by Bron Yr Aur Brewing, two aid stations with food and hydration, and sweep support along the course.
The folks at Bron Yr Aur Brewing have graciously offered their parking lot for participant camping the night prior the event for those bringing their RVs/Vans.
Shirts will be included in on-line registration up through April 22, 2019
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/2553610301551569/