What is this "Packet Pickup?"
An Event Packet containing your rider number, timing chip, and other essentials
must be picked up before the ride begins. Packet Pickup is offered Saturday all day at the Expo
and on Sunday morning at the Starting Line ONLY.
All Merchandise will be available at the Saturday Packet Pick up / EXPO!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What do I need to pickup my packet?
Just a PHOTO ID
Q: What if I am picking up for someone else?
A: If you are picking up a packet for someone else
you MUST bring a copy of their photo ID and their TWO signed waivers.
Q: Where do I pick up my merchandise?
A: At the Expo during the packet pickup on Saturday OR Sunday in the Beer Garden ONLY after the ride.
Q: What if I won one of the prizes given away on social media?
Please see Bobbi at registration and she will make sure you receive your prize.
Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM PT
Please come to the EXPO
as early if possible
. Parking is better early as the Padres have a 5:30pm game! Closest parking is at
Seaport Village or at the USS Midway on Harbor Drive.
For more information on directions or parking, visit:
The EXPO and FINISH LINE are next to Seaport Village at Ruocco Park located at:
600 N Harbor Dr; San Diego, CA 92132
(we have prepared a huge expo for you Saturday please attend).
Late Packet Pickup at START LINE - THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED - COME VERY VERY EARLY to wait your turn in line.
Sunday, April 9th from 5:00 AM to 6:30 AM
(All riders line up by 6:30am)
START LINE ADDRESS
1747 India St
San Diego, CA 92101
Bag drop will be available at the start. It will be located by LATE registration tent on DATE St., west of India Street.) It is best to Bring a Backpack or bag with your items inside with you name and BIB number clearly marked. Stay of the Party at Ruocco Park - We suggest you bring shoes and a light jacket for after the ride so you can enjoy lunch, the Beer Garden and the CAF Raffle. We will look after your bike at the Valet area next to the finish line. Remember to bring $ for Challenged athletes Foundation Donation in the Beer Garden. Please do not leave any medicines you would need on the ride such as an inhaler (carry these types of items with you.) Retrive your bags next to the beer garden.
LATE PICK UP / Day of Registration Opens / Bag Drop Opens
Starting grid opens - all in by 6:30am please
Opening Remarks by Campagnolo, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Tim Bomba
Lunch and Beer Service Opens
(PLEASE NOTE TIMES BELOW)
12:30 PM Japatul Rest Stop Closed
3:30 PM Otay Lakes Rest Stop Closed
4:00 pm EXPO CLOSED
5:00 PM Plaza Bonita Rest Stop Closed
5:00 PM BEER GARDEN CLOSES
5:30 PM Course Closes
No merchandise will be available at the Start Line. All purchases must be picked up at the Expo ONLY on Saturday or Sunday in the BEER GARDEN AFTER the Ride.
Rider Grids open at 6:00 am; Ride rolls at 7:15am. Please wait in the rider
grid for your selected route marked with yellow signs
GRAN FONDO < MEDIO FONDO <
PICCOLO FONDO <
(Fun Fondo is in the back of Piccolo - No sign).
The Rider Grids are
ocated on India Street at the intersection of Fir Street, with VIP and Gran Fondo at the front,
Medio Fondo in the middle, and Piccolo / Fun Fondo at the back. Your wristband color
corresponds to the color of your grid.
ANYONE THAT WANTS TO START A BIT SLOWER OR IN LESS OF A CROWD IS WELCOME TO START IN THE REAR.
All distances start at the same time.
The deadline to arrive in your Rider Grid is 6:45am PT
If you arrive late, you will be staged at the back,
behind the Piccolo Fondo grid.
at this year's Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego is our #1 Priority!
Rules of the road - all riders must obey police officers, traffic laws, traffic lights, and stop signs. Ride Single File.
* Violators could be ticketed by local law enforcement and/or disqualified from the event. You are
responsible for knowing California traffic laws
. All three routes cross railroad tracks, are on open
roads with traffic and have road hazards . Please obey all signs, warnings, and train crossing gates.
* Look both ways before crossing railways, and ensure that your bicycle wheels remain perpendicular to the
tracks. Helmets are required at this event and must be worn at all times while on the bike. They
must be in good working order and meet current ANSI helmet codes.
EXPO Closes at 4:00 PM
FOOD SERVICE Closes at 4:30 PM
(packed lunches will be available after 4:30 PM)
BEER Garden Close at 5:30 PM
Course Closure Time is 5:30pm
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
If you are involved in - or witness - a serious crash or other medical
emergency, please call 911 immediately. For more minor first aid needs, please flag down a SAG
vehicle or call Event Headquarters at 858-668-1739 (please put this number in your phone now)
Carry tools for changing tires, extra inner tubes, a patch kit, and a tire pump.
Mechanical support is available for issues that are more complex than changing a flat.
Be prepared to ride in all types of weather. Bring filled water bottles and energy bars or gels.
Expo on Saturday, and during the ride. The Mechanic Support vehicle will be marked with a yellow Gran
Fondo sticker on the front and back. If you have a mechanical problem, safely get off the roadway
and flag down Mechanic Support, or call Event Headquarters. We will attend to your needs as quickly
Our Title Sponsor,
, will provide skilled mechanics at the Finish Line
SAG - SUPPORT
SAG drivers are primarily on the course for riders who need a ride to the finish due
to mechanical and/or health issues.
If extreme conditions exist
, such as cold, heat, wind, or rain, please
be aware that SAG drivers might be extremely busy, and event organizers recommend that riders
may need to
call friends or family for assistance if wait times are too long.
SAG number is 858-668-1739, we suggest you write this number on the back of your bib.
BIKE NUMBERS - Must be Worn Correctly for Timing
Each rider must display his or her bike number as shown in the pictures below. This
ensures that our timing equipment will accurately record each rider. Hang the number using the
wire ties provided.
Do not bend, twist, or wrap the number around head tube or place it anywhere
else on the bicycle.
KOM / QOM
GranFondo route - The Honey Springs climb located at mile 30 on the long route will serve as the KOM/QOM for the GranFondo riders. Keep an eye out for the start sign at the bottom of the climb. Please ride close to the right side of road for electronic timing point reading. KOM /QOM Prizes will be mailed to you.
Age Categories for KOM prizes:
Male and female U23 / 23-34 / 35-44 / 45-54 / 55-64 / 65+