(March 1, 2017 – Colorado Springs, CO) Cyclists can now register for the CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo, presented by Figueroa Mountain Brewing. The event, scheduled for November 11, 2017 in Santa Ynez, California, features the first ascent of Figueroa Mountain in a timed, mass start event.

Earlybird registration ranges from $65-$100. Athletes must register before June 1, 2017 to take advantage of this earlybird price. Shareable registration link:

The full Gran Fondo route (Fig Epic) covers 96 miles and features 8800 feet of climbing, while a shorter Medio Fondo route (Fig Loop) will cover 44 miles and 5200 feet of climbing. Both routes will tackle the ascent of Figueroa Mountain, which gains 4000 feet in elevation over 9.6 miles. There will also be a family-friendly Piccolo Fondo route (Valley Ride) of about 31 miles through the Valley’s rolling hills. See Routes.

At the end of their rides, Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo participants will be welcomed back to Santa Ynez with incredible food and beer from presenting sponsor, Figueroa Mountain Brewing. They will also enjoy an expo area packed with booths from local Santa Ynez Valley businesses and major outdoor and cycling brands.

To help prepare cyclists for this challenging event, the professional coaches at CTS will include pre-event training for all registered riders. Athletes who want to make the most out of their visit to the Santa Ynez Valley can sign up for an all-inclusive 5-day cycling camp that culminates with the gran fondo and includes an event entry and preferred starting position.

“The Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo is a celebration of cycling in the Santa Ynez Valley, one of my favorite places in the world to ride a bicycle,” said CTS CEO, Chris Carmichael. “I have long dreamed of hosting an event here to give back to the community, provide a great cycling experience for cyclists of all ability levels, and then bring everyone together to enjoy live music, beer from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., as well as food, wine, and products from the region.”

Sponsorship packages are available, including opportunities to sponsor an aid station, the KOM/QOM competitions, or the VIP Dinner the night before the event.Online information: CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo. Contact Rebecca Kotch with sponsorship inquiries: Rebecca Kotchm – – 323.806.5900.


The CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fond, presented by Figueroa Mountain Brewing, is the flagship event from CTS Productions, Inc. Held in California’s Santa Ynez Valley and featuring the first ascent of Figueroa Mountain in a timed, mass start cycling event, the event benefits People Helping People. PHP is the primary provider of human and social services in mid Santa Barbara County. For more information, visit


A pioneering company in the endurance coaching industry, CTS has improved the performance of more than 16,000 amateur and professional athletes since 2000. Founded by renowned coach and author Chris Carmichael and home to more than 40 full-time, professional coaches, CTS provides personal coaching, training camps, and Endurance Bucket List experiences to athletes of all ability levels. For more information, visit


Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010.  With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels. There are currently six taprooms along the Central Coast of California. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. beer can be found in their taprooms or at select retailers and restaurants throughout California.  Learn more about @FigMtnBrew or where to find their beer at

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