The Gimme 3 Gran Fondo is a cycling event hosted by the Laurens Police Department’s Bicycle Unit comprised of circuits on the flat, smooth test tracks of the Michelin North America Proving Grounds. Participants will be able to select from three distances (15, 45, or 104 miles), all of which will be entirely on the test tracks of the Michelin Proving Grounds which are closed to vehicles which are not support vehicles. All riders will begin with a 3.7 mile loop on the oval track 1 with the remainder of miles ridden on a 5.9 mile circuit which combines tracks 1 and 2.
Combining no traffic with only ~1,500 feet of elevation gain over 104 miles, this is the best opportunity in upstate South Carolina to set a century PR, or complete your first century, many will ever have. All while supporting the mission of the Laurens Police Department’s Bike Unit to “encourage and improve cycling.”
All participants will receive: a goody bag, post-ride meal, entry for raffle prize drawings, home-churn style ice cream, finisher’s medal, 2019 cycling themed wall calendar.
There will also be an optional Hincapie Sportswear event cycling jersey and bib shorts available for purchase.
Awards will be given for top 3 male and female in the following divisions:
+ 104 mile traditional road bike
+ 104 mile non-traditional road bike (recumbent/time trial/etc)
+ 45 mile traditional road bike
+ 45 mile police and fire personnel — traditional road bike
Unique winner’s jersey for top male and female in both 104 mile divisions.
Only 300 participants will be allowed to participate in this inaugural event.
USA Cycling permitted event (permit pending)