Spots Still Available for Little Rock Gran Fondo

Might want to stretch out those hammies, guys. The Little Rock Gran Fondo is back. 

Launched in 2014, the bike tour returns for another spin around the Rock on Saturday, May 14. Presented by Arvest Bank, the Gran Fondo (which is Italian for “big ride,” by the way) offers approximately 70 miles of premium central Arkansas courses and scenery, or 40 miles if you opt for the Medio Fondo route. 

Between each leg of the Gran Fondo, the pit stops include bike service, food and drinks. That’s right: You ride, then eat, then drink, then do it all over again. 

For those of you whose interest piqued at the mention of food, rejoice. The Gran Fondo Finish Line Food Festival kicks off after the ride, complete with a full culinary lineup, music and other activities, and you don’t even have to be wearing Lycra to partake. The fun will se up around the start/finish area at the Ben E. Keith Distribution Center.

Riders, you can take your time or rush to the finish line — it’s your call. But go ahead and register now. There are only a few gran fondo races in the country and this one fills up fast. To register, click here.

Visit the Little Rock Gran Fondo website for more information, and follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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