The Fabulous Fondo

More than 360 take part in 2nd annual regional cycling event

  • Sep. 8, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Above: The start of the 2014 Gran Fondo (152 kilometres). Below: The start of the Medio Fondo (102 kilometres).

Above: The start of the 2014 Gran Fondo (152 kilometres). Below: The start of the Medio Fondo (102 kilometres).

Summer returned to the East Kootenay for the second running of the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, Sunday, Sept. 7. With more than 360 confirmed cyclists, the event was up 40 per cent over last year’s inaugural Gran Fondo. Groups of cyclists took off from St. Eugene Mission Resort starting at 9 a.m. — the Gran Fondo (152 kilometres), the Medio Fondo (the start pictured above, 102 kilometres) and the 57-km Piccolo Fondo.  See more in Tuesday’s Daily Townsman.