Faster Gran Fondo in Scottsdale

Unique bike shop (does your local shop have a wind tunnel?) hosts 100-mile ride

The Faster Gran Fondo Oct. 27 in Scottsdale Arizona will celebrate the great fall riding weather and terrain of central Arizona with 55- and 100-mile rides.

Bob Roll will be on hand for the ride and the preceding evening’s festivities.

A few climbs will be timed, with chances to win prizes.

Registration includes a Gran Fondo jersey, a Faster water bottle, a goodie bag and access to fully supported aid stations and products from Clif Bar and Fluid. Cost is $75 for the 55-mile ride and $100 for the 100-mile ride. VIP registration is available for $399 and includes everything mentioned above as well as two tickets to the VIP reception dinner on October 26th with guest speaker Bob Roll. VIP participants will also receive a signed copy of Roll’s book, Bobke II: The Continuing Misadventure of Bob Roll, and one admission ticket for the VIP tent at the finish line. There, VIP riders will have access to complimentary lunch, beer, wine and a photo opportunity with Bob Roll. Also, VIP riders will start the ride ten minutes prior to the general start time alongside the legend himself, Bob Roll.

For more information visit www.fastergranfondo.com

The Gran Fondo will benefit the American Diabetes Association. The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure is coming to Phoenix March 16, 2013. For more information about the American Diabetes Association visit www.diabetes.org.

Faster is a unique bike shop. In addition to a high-end retail space, it also offers a bike fitting with 3D software, a recovery area with compression boots plus hot and cold plunges, and a wind tunnel that Faster claims is the world’s first low speed wind tunnel designed specifically for cyclists. For more information about Faster, check out www.ride-faster.com.

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