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Rollfast Gran Fondo News - February 2016 February 04 2016, 0 Comments

The 2016 RFGF Theme

We are rolling out our new theme for 2016. The message is "The Century of a Lifetime". Our design was created by Lars Lawson at Timber Design Co. The design shows a cyclist ticking off the miles on the way to 100. Highlighted in the design are the other route options at 25 and 65 miles. Our theme for 2016 is intended to be more inviting to ALL cyclists including families that would like to experience the thrill of a Fondo.

This years theme will be seen around Central Indiana on posters as well as in some local media advertising. If you would like a poster to display at your home, office, church or school just email us and we'll get one shipped out to you.

Rollfast Gran Fondo Jersey and Shorts





In addition to the new theme, we have posted the new Jersey and Short designs. These items were designed by Rollfast and will be produced by Hincapie Sportswear. You can purchase the jersey and shorts at our registration partner: CCN (https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/rollfast-gran-fondo/store)

Website Redesign!

Clearly we've been busy in the land of Illustrator and Photoshop. We've also been up late at night doing some coding. The Rollfast Gran Fondo website has taken a major upgrade. For all you techies out there, we now have a responsive site featuring parallax elements! 

If you haven't seen it yet, head over to www.rollfastfondo.com and take a look. Let us know if you like it or if you see any problems! We are still working a few bugs out as expected.

Rollfast Closing the Mainstream Sports Gap

No longer do you only have scholarships for football, basketball and baseball. Rollfast is closing the mainstream sports gap by offering scholarships to students to further their cycling dreams.

CYCLING: THE OTHER YOUTH SPORT

Rollfast is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to enhance wellness by promoting bicycling as a means to good mental and physical health by producing events that also create opportunities for the youth of Indiana.

Rollfast is organized as a public benefit corporation exclusively for the following charitable purposes, including the making of distributions to organizations a) promoting health and physical fitness; b) promoting and raising funds for training programs for bicycle skills, fitness and safety, junior rider development, sponsoring charitable community bicycle events.

For more information on our grants, or to donate please visit: http://www.rollfastfondo.com/about-rollfast.asp

 




2015 Rollfast Gran Fondo Recap December 09 2015, 0 Comments

September 13, 2015
Carmel Indiana USA

If you were able to attend the Fondo back in September you no doubt have some great memories. The morning started out chilly, but turned into a beautiful sunny Indiana day. Perfect conditions were only enhanced by great roads, fully stocked rest areas, incredible volunteers, live music and freely flowing beer!

We had an elite group of 25 riders finish the 100 mile ride in under 4 hours. This is the fastest 100 mile open road ride in the country! Congratulations to those athletes that completed this challenge.


For those that took in the sites, the pace was relaxed and pleasurable.

Joining the ride in 2015 was former Pro Cyclist Bob "BOBKE" Roll. You may recognize Bobke from his many years of doing television commentary during the Tour de France with Phil Ligget and Paul Sherwen and Christian Vande Velde. Bob rode professionally on the first US based cycling team in the Tour de France, 7 Eleven.  

 


Route Features

  • Professionally designed and marked routes
  • Police controlled start/finish
  • Motorcycle escort
  • Tom Wood Ford support trucks
  • Chip timing with live results
  • Rest stops with lunch provided
Festival Highlights

Photo Gallery
A photo gallery has been created on the Rollfast SmugMug account. If you have photos you would like to share, just email us and we'd be happy to upload them! https://rollfast.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumKey=vdP8Jg

 

About the Rollfast Gran Fondo
Our vision is building a happier and healthier world through cycling. Matt and Chris Tanner founded the Rollfast Gran Fondo with the objective of sharing their passion for riding bikes in arguably one of the prettiest landscapes in the Mid-West. The Rollfast Gran Fondo has three ride options to suit all skill levels and features a Start/Finish venue at the beautiful Carmel City Center. 

  • Founded in 2013, we are Indiana’s first and only Gran Fondo
  • Ranked 11th best Fondo in the United States (Gran Fondo Guide)
  • We are creating a cycling legacy in Carmel, Indiana
  • 16% of riders travel from out of state to participate
  • Recruited 3 of the most well known professional cyclists in the World to our event