Grand Rapids is known as Beer City, USA.

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But for one day in June, it will look like Bike City, USA as thousands of cyclists compete in the Grand Rapids Gran Fondo.

What Is The Grand Rapids Gran Fondo?

The 2024 Grand Rapids Gran Fondo is a cycling event that will take place on June 9, 2024, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event is organized by the Grand Rapids Bicycle Company and is expected to attract over 2,000 cyclists from all over the Midwest.

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The Gran Fondo will offer three different routes.

All routes will start and finish at the Grand Rapids Bicycle Company.

  • The 100-mile route will take cyclists through the scenic countryside of West Michigan, including rolling hills, farmland, and forests.
  • The 62-mile route will follow a similar route but will be shorter and less challenging.
  • The 30-mile route will be a great option for cyclists who are new to the sport or who are looking for a more leisurely ride.
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In addition to the cycling event, the Gran Fondo will also feature other activities, including a bike expo, a beer tent, and a food truck rally.

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There will also be live music and entertainment throughout the day.

The Gran Fondo Race Is Supporting A Great Local Cause

Gran Fondo race director Jon Conkling told Wood TV:

“While Grand Rapids Gran Fondo is all about fun and enjoying a day of cycling in the beautiful West Michigan area, it is also about the community showing support for an amazing local cause. We are thrilled to support Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation as the official charity partner for this year’s ride. Their mission aligns with our goal of helping people right here in our community find joy through movement.”

 

Mary Free Bed Does Amazing Work

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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital that provides a range of services to help individuals regain their independence after illness or injury.

Some key aspects of what Mary Free Bed does in Grand Rapids include:

  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Care
  • Specialized Programs
  • Assistive Technology
  • Community Outreach
  • Research and Innovation

You can learn more about the amazing work Mary Free Bed does by clicking here.

Register for the 2024 GR Gran Fondo

For more information and to sign up click here.

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