The Bici Bucerias Gran Fondo Group Ride has incredible views and challenging roads. There are two distances to choose from, either the Gran Fondo (120 km) or the Medio Fondo (64 km). We start with an out and back to Sayulita (53 km) and finish with a challenging 11 km loop along the beautiful coastline.
This is an organized and supported group ride which is meant to be fun. There will be no formal timing and no categories. However, athletes are encouraged to join STRAVA where you can upload your ride and compete for prizes on our 2 KOM segments as well as compare your times to other riders on STRAVA.
The ride will start at 7:30 AM sharp just outside the center of town near the La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina. We will organize in three groups - Fast, tempo and chill. Please start with the group that makes sense for you.
In past years we have put on a formal Gran Fondo event. With the increase in similar events across the country and the rest of North America, we decided to change to a more informal but organized group ride format as well as put on more rides throughout the year.
What is included?
This series is about keeping things simple and fun and the entry fee low. There will be not timing, no t-shirts nor finishing medals. There is an option to purchase a jersey (subject to availability) at a cost of $25 USD. The entry fee will cover the hydration and feed stations, roving VeloGuides, SAG support, food and drink after the ride.
Please show up at 7:00 am to sign in and confirm your entry.
The start is at 7:30 am at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
Cyclists will not be permitted to ride with the group without a valid rider number.
La Cruz to Sayulita | Segment 1
Bici Bucerias Finishing Circuit | Segment 2
Bici Bucerias | Strava KOM Competition
Sponsored by Bici Bucerias, male and female riders in the Gran Fondo and Medio Fondo will be eligbile to win prizes based on acheiving the KOM or QOM on two Strava segements.
La Subida del Burro
- $500 Gift Certificate maraVilla Nayarit
- KOM Jersey
- $500 Gift Certificate maraVilla Nayarit
- KOM Jersey
The entrance to Bici Bucerias Gran Fondo ride (Ride) is open to riders aged 18 or older. Registration can be made online at www.GranFondoNayarit.com. Online registration will close on November 21st. Bici Bucerias has the right to change the price of registration, numbers of participants and final date of entry.
Each participant is responsible to have a sufficient insurance coverage and make sure that your health is right for the event.
Tickets are not refundable or transferable.
Bici Bucerias reserves the right to refuse entry and revoke registration to any applicant, at any time, and / or disqualify any participant of the race.
Bikes and Equipment
Participants must wear a helmet throughout the ride without exception.
So we can identify participants of the Ride, please affix the seat post number to your seat post and the helmet sticker to the front of your helmet.
THERE WILL BE NO MECHANICAL SUPPORT. All participants must bring a spare inner tubes and an air pump or CO2 cartridge. Cyclists are responsible for their own bike repairs and tube changes.
Headphones are not allowed.
Ride Package Pick Up
Ride package pick up and confirmation will take place the day before the ride (Saturday November 25) at Bici Bucerias located at Lazaro Cardenas #40 in Bucerias. Stop by between the hours of 9:00 am and 7:00 PM
Competition & Categories
There will be no formal timing nor categories. This is a group ride. We encourage the participants to join STRAVA and download their ride data.
STRAVA KOM COMPETIONS
For those participants who download their data on STRAVA, there will be award for two STRAVA KOM segments for both male and female participants. To qualify, data must be uploaded my 10:00 PM the day of the ride.
KOM and QOM Awards - For each segment.
Conduct and Respect
Each cyclists must obey all laws including signalling, traffic lights and stop signs, unless waived through by police. Violators can be fined by the local police and / or disqualified from the event.
Any participant who present a danger to other riders may be disqualified by Bici Bucerias.
Personal support cars are not allowed.
No rider shall disrespect other cyclists, race directors, officers, employees, volunteers and spectators.
Violence, foul language or abusive behavior during the event resulted in the disqualification of the participant.
Any participant who passed a cyclist who is clearly injured or in difficulty should stop to help. The rider can continue if the participant is fine or if medical personnel have arrived.
All participants of the Ride should be committed to protecting our precious environment. Discard your trash only in designated places or at the feed stations. Urinating in public is prohibited.
All participants expressly agree to sign a "waiver" and that those who participate under these rules do so at their own risk. No liability shall be born by Bici Bucerias or any of its officers with respect to any loss or damage suffered or caused by anyone competing or participating in the Ride.
The rules can be modified at the discretion of Bici Bucerias.
The prize distribution will be at the discretion of Bici Bucerias.
Remember. This is an organized and supported group ride. It is meant to be fun!
Join us for the Bici Bucerias Gran Fondo Ride on the 26th of November, 2017. This will be a fun yet challenging organized and supported group ride. There are two distances to chose from. The Gran Fondo distance of 120 km or the Medio Fondo distance of 64 km.