Marin County, CA (August 25th, 2015) - It’s official, Jens Voigt has chosen Marin County, California, as the perfect place to host his very own Gran Fondo event this October 10th, 2015. The much loved and admired legend of the pro cycling peloton has always had a soft spot for his American fans who seemingly cannot get enough of “The Jensie.” So, he’s coming back and wants you to join him!
In its inaugural year, The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin will take place at the Stafford Lakes Bike Park on Saturday October 10th. The Fondo will host three rides of 45, 70 and 100 miles respectively, offering keen road cyclists of all abilities the opportunity to experience the extraordinary day.
“Marin County was chosen because it ticks all the boxes; it’s big, it’s beautiful and it has all the facilities we need to make a day at my Gran Fondo a really fun day out,” said Voigt. “Think Marin’s best and most scenic roads & climbs, the best Marin local food and the best beer at the end, my favorite part.”
Along with a treasured cycling experience, the Jensie Gran Fondo will offer incredible amenities to all registrants. The local favorite Farm Shop of Larkspur Landing will be providing a delicious mid-route meal as well as a gourmet, post-ride lunch at Stafford Lake to celebrate a long day on the bike. Equator Coffees & Teas and Honeymoon Ice Cream have also teamed up to bring cyclists the sweet affogato. Another local favorite, Lagunitas Brewing Company, will provide satisfying beverages for all riders, of age of course, to commend and celebrate their amazing ride while they eat, relax and listen to live music along the banks of Stafford Lake.
The Jensie Gran Fondo sets itself apart from other Gran Fondo events because of the customization and personal experience that each rider will have. Voigt explains, “We’re going to try to make the ride with me as interactive as possible. I want to ride and talk to as many people as I can on the day. And going by how many of you riders turn up at these events - that could be a lot of people. I also want to try to share some of the best experiences I’ve had from my pro racing career around the world to this event – I can’t share the details yet, but all I know is that it’s going to be great fun.”
Event proceeds will benefit The Marin County Bicycle Coalition (MCBC), whose work in the county provides safer cycling routes and more bike access, on and off road. MCBC will also be a critical part of the event’s success by providing volunteer staff throughout the event.
The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin featured premium sponsors, loaded goody bags and a large vendor expo area where local and national brands will be selling and demoing their latest and newest products.