Gran Fondo

All NEW Sunday routes for 2017!  Two days of epic rides through rolling hills, past beautiful lakes, with waves of rural hospitality.  We’ll be with you along the way providing seamless directional signage, rolling SAG support, and well-stocked, welcoming rest stops.  Choose your distance and take part in the fun!

2 days.
5 Courses.
A Party
on Wheels.

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Saint Francis Tulsa Tough delivers two challenging days of non-competitive tour style ride options. With 3 distances to choose from Saturday and 2 distances for Sunday, there is a route available for riders of all ability levels. Approximate distances are 35 miles for the Piccolo, 66 miles for the Medio, and a little over 100 miles for the Gran (Sat only). Click on MAPS to see specific details of the routes (start location, timing chip start, rest stop locations, finish, total route distance, expected ascent/descent).  The longer the route you choose, the greater the endurance test (...it is called the Tulsa Tough).  Ride the Gran route on Saturday AND the Medio route on Sunday to earn right to get the Double Tough jersey.   For the ultimate one day test, click on ACE CHALLENGE.  All of the routes explore the 'burbs of Tulsa and surrounding rural towns and finish each day at the heart of the festival and criterium racing action.  Who says you can’t have it all?  Don’t forget to Click here to REGISTER.

What’s Included?

  • A Saint Francis Tulsa Tough T-Shirt
  • All riders have chip timing
  • A series of fully staffed and stocked rest stops with endless food, drink and medical/mechanical support
  • Finishers award
  • Secure bike parking, gear check and changing tents
  • Exceptional post-ride festival including a meal and a drink…you will have earned it! (YES, that includes beer!)
  • Opportunity to enjoy the the criterium racing action - you finish next to the crit course
  • REGISTER here 
  • If you want to add to the bounty above, explore the Competitive Challenges

Pricing - Online Registration Ends June 5

  • $75 per day/$140 both days
 - through Friday May 12
  • $90 per day/$170 both days
 - Saturday May 13 through Monday June 5
  • $110 one day/$200 two days - Friday June 9, in-person, walk-up registration available in Blue Dome venue starting 5:00 p.m.
  • NO REGISTRATION ON RIDE MORNINGS -- You snooze, you lose
  • Special pricing for the Ace Challenge VIP Peloton Details Here

Ride Schedule

Saturday

  • 6:00 am - Check-in Saturday near ride start
  • 7:30 am - Start time - Ace
  • 7:40 am - Start time - All other Fondo riders (Gran, Medio, Piccolo)*
  • 5:00 pm - All courses close, route support ends**

Sunday

  • 6:00 am - Check-in Sunday near ride start
  • 7:30 am - Start time - All Fondo riders (Medio, Piccolo)*
  • 2:00 pm - All courses close, route support ends**

 * Please stage yourself at the start according to your realistic average speed. Look for the signs.

** A sweep vehicle driver will advise slower riders of their option to continue unsupported or SAG to the finish when route support ends. Riders opting to continue without support will relinquish their timing chip upon notice by the sweep.

Competitive Challenges

The toughest among you will want to test yourselves against the clock in our Gran Fondo challenges.

The Double Tough – Sign up for the Saturday Gran and Sunday Medio distances. Finish both before course closer each day to earn the right to get the Double Tough Jersey! There are timing points along the way to ensure completion of the distance. More here.

The Ace Challenge are designed as a premier VIP pro-peloton experience for serious competitors capable of maintaining better than a 20 mph average over the 100+ mile courses. The challenge has special services and special pricing. Check here for details and more information on the Ace.

 

Maps

The head honcho. The Gran is our top-tier Fondo and travels through beautiful and hilly Tulsa, Creek, and Osage counties. Make sure you strap your helmet on tight because this ride separates the weak from the tough. No bull...seriously you might see a bull on this route.  There are five cattle guard crossings between mile 55 and mile 59.  Piccolo riders turn off at mile 23.2.  Medio riders turn off at mile 42.8.  Medio riders rejoin at mile 87.7.  Piccolo riders rejoin at mile 101.4.  There are 5 Rest Stops along this route.  Register for and complete this route before course closer on Saturday AND register for and complete the Sunday Medio before course closer on Sunday to earn the right to get the Double Tough jersey!

Total is 102.6 miles, timed is 100.4 miles. 

Celebrate your geek. Click "Export" Tab on top right for GPS files, KML files, cue sheets, detailed metrics and instructions for several Garmin devices.

Saturday Gran

This in-betweener ride gives you a taste of the Gran route, without the extra push north around Skiatook Lake and back.  After a 23.0 mile start, the Piccolo riders will turn right while you continue north with other Medio and Gran riders.  At mile 42.8, you turn right and head east for 8.5 miles, then rejoin with the Gran route all the way to the Finish.  You might encounter Piccolo riders in the final 1.2 miles of the route.  There are 4 Rest Stops along this route.

Total distance 66.2 miles, timed distance 64.0 miles.

Celebrate your geek. Click "Export" Tab on top right for GPS files, KML files, cue sheets, detailed metrics and instructions for several Garmin devices. 

Saturday Medio

This is an excellent ride for anyone who wants a shorter day but the full experience of a mass-start event.  After a 23.2 mile start with the two longer distances, the Piccolo route splits from the others a mile and a half after passing Pretty Water Lake. Your group will be on your own until meeting back up with the rest of the groups for the last 1.2 miles.  There are 2 Rest Stops along this route.

Total distance is 38.7 miles, Timed distance 36.5 miles. 

Celebrate your geek. Click "Export" Tab on top right for GPS files, KML files, cue sheets, detailed metrics and instructions for several Garmin devices. 

Saturday Piccolo

This is our long route on Sunday and takes you across the dam at Lake Skiatook.  After an 8.7 mile start, the Piccolo riders turn left and you will continue straight with other Medio riders.  You will continue along the route, crossing the dam, then heading back south and rejoining the route (where the Piccolo riders turned) at mile 44.3 and head southwest toward Sand Springs. After crossing the river and riding a west loop, you head back in on Avery Drive.  There are 5 opportunities to use Rest Stops along this route.

Total distance 68.3 miles, Timed distance 66.7 miles 

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Sunday Medio

This is an excellent ride for anyone who wants a shorter day but the full experience of a mass-start event.  After an 8.7 mile start with the Medio riders, the Piccolo route splits and heads southwest toward Sand Springs. After crossing the river and riding a west loop, you head back in on Avery Drive.  There are 2 Rest Stops along this route.

Total distance 32.7 miles, Timed distance 31.1 miles.

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Sunday Piccolo

Schedule

* Check-in opens 6:00 am
* All courses close 5:00 pm
Type Distance Day Time Event
Gran Fondo 102.6 mi Saturday 7:30 AM Ace Challenge
Gran Fondo 102.6 mi Saturday 7:40 AM Saturday Gran
Gran Fondo 66.2 mi Saturday 7:40 AM Saturday Medio
Gran Fondo 38.4 mi Saturday 7:40 AM Saturday Piccolo
Gran Fondo 68.3 mi Sunday 7:30 AM Sunday Medio
Gran Fondo 32.7 mi Sunday 7:30 AM Sunday Piccolo