SANTA YNEZ, CA // NOVEMBER 10, 2018
- Event Date: November 10, 2018
- Start/Finish: Gainey Vineyard Santa Ynez, CA
- Rides: 96mi, 44mi, or 31mi
- Start Time: All Rides Start 8:00 AM
- Lucas Oil timed KOM/QOM segment up Figueroa Mountain
- Timed King/Queen of the Cobbles segment
- Technical Support from Shimano
- Fully Stocked Aid Stations
- Benefits Los PadresForestWatch non-profit
- Bike Rentals: Use coupon code FIGFONDO for 10% off bike rentals from Dr. J’s Bike Shop
- View Rules and Regulations
- View Cancellation Policy
FOOD & AFTER PARTY
- Post-Ride Party: Figueroa Mountain Brewery are sponsoring a post ride party for the whole family.
- Live Music
- Awards: KOM/QOM Awards,
- Food & Drink: Food provided by California Tacos and beer provided by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company.
CTS Coach Led Pace Groups
Whether you are trying to set a course record or just enjoy the many views of the Fig Fondo we have a CTS Coach lead pace group for you. Ride Figueroa Mountain at your own pace and jump into a pace group for the rest of the ride. All pace groups start from Aid Station #3 at Fig Mtn Brew Los Olivos (mile 36.7) following the descent of Figueroa Mountain.
The CTS Coaches will control the pace of the group to ensure finishing as close as possible to the projected finish time. Find yourself in a group moving way too fast for you? Sit up, take a breather and wait for the next group to catch you. Feeling way too strong for your group? Attack! Go for it! Try to reach the next group on the road.
All pace groups are based on total finishing time and each group departs the Fig Mtn Brew aid station based on that time.
5:30 Hr Finish Time - Departs: 10:20 am
6:00 Hr Finish Time - Departs: 10:35 am
6:30 Hr Finish Time - Departs: 10:50 am
7:00 Hr Finish Time - Departs: 11:05 am
7:30 Hr Finish Time - Departs: 11:20 am
8:00 Hr Finish Time - Departs: 11:35 am
Take your CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo experience to the next level.
1. 1 Legends Dinner Ticket, Friday Nov. 9th
2. Official Fig Fondo Jersey and Bibs
3. Friday Pre-ride with CTS coaches and support
4. Preferred day of event parking
Join us on Friday for a gourmet dinner by chef Matt Accarrino of San Francisco Michelin star restaurant SPQR. Chris Carmichael and his 7-Eleven teammates will provide entertainment with stories from the days of down tube shifters and steel frames. The proceeds from the dinner will benefit Los Padres ForestWatch and the Davis Phinney Foundation.
Friday November 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM Gainey Vineyard
Matthew Accarrino is the nationally recognized executive chef of SPQR in San Francisco. Born in the Midwest and raised on the East Coast, he moved west to California in 2007. He had originally hoped to become a professional cyclist until a leg injury turned his passion for cooking into a career. Matthew’s unique culinary style draws inspiration from his Italian heritage, personal experience, and classical training with some of America’s best chefs. In the kitchen Matthew, takes full advantage of the bounty of opportunities California ingredients present. This includes a strong belief in direct sourcing, producing, and at times playing a role in the creation of his ingredients. The result is an intensely personal cuisine that is both technically polished and soulful; and which has garnered critical praise. Under his direction, the restaurant has been awarded a Michelin star for six consecutive years. He has been nominated five consecutive times for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: West.” Food & Wine Magazine named him “Best New Chef” in 2014. Matthew co-authored and released his first book, published by Ten Speed Press – SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine – in October 2012. When he’s not cooking Matthew enjoys riding and racing his bike. He also cooks for Professional Racing Teams and is the Chef Consultant for The Tour of Utah and Haute Route North America.
FIGUEROA MTN GRAN FONDO APPAREL
In 2010, Abbott became the first U.S. cyclist ever to win the Giro Donne, one of the Grand Tours of women’s bicycle racing. Abbott retired after the 2016 Olympic Games road race after finishing a heartbreaking 4th place.
Professional cyclist for the Cylance Pro Cycling Team. Tetrick set a new course record during the 2017 Dirty Kanza 200.
Busche completed three grand tours as a UCI professional cyclist and won the US Pro National Championship twice.