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Davidson to Host Gran Fondo Bike Race Sunday, August 5: Lorimer Road Closure

by | Jul 26, 2018 | News, Sports, Town Information

Cyclists will participate in the upcoming Gran Fondo bike race featuring 30, 50, and 75 mile routes. [This photo is from another local cycling event -the 20th annual Polar Bear metric and half-metric century rides.] (Bill Giduz photo)

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson will host the Gran Fondo Series USA bike race on Sunday, August 5. The Gran Fondo is a type of long distance bike ride which originated in Italy in 1970. Three rides will be offered, all starting at 8:00 a.m.: 30-miles, 50-miles, and 75-miles. The ride will originate on Lorimer Road by the town green and head east out of town on Concord Road (see map links below). Cyclists will return to the green upon completion of their ride for an awards ceremony, food and craft beer festival, and live music. The event organizer anticipates approximately 400 cyclists.

STREET CLOSURE: Please be aware that Lorimer Road will be closed from the CVS parking lot to Concord Road from Saturday, August 4 at 6:00 p.m. until Sunday, August 5 at 6:00 p.m. The race and after party will take place during the day on Sunday, August 5. All bike riders are asked to park in the public lots along Jackson Street. Downtown parking for Sunday church services may be impacted by this event.


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