Not just a Ride! The Complete Cycling Experience
Held in and around the beautiful and iconic city of Malibu, California, our event weekend with a limited field, draws repeat athletes from around the world and offers a more intimate experience for those who train regularly, love to travel, and enjoy making new friends.
Registration opens September 15, 2018.
In order to maintain authenticity and intimacy, registration is limited.
Two-day event entry includes:
- Malibu GRANFONDO Main Event CLASSICO or MEDIO route option
- Sunday Recovery Ride and post-ride Brunch
- Pro-level on-course support
- Real-food rest stops
- Bag drop service
- Timed sections
- Post-ride bike wash and valet service
- Post-ride massage
- Gourmet buffet brunch
- Saturday Evening Wine Reception
- Complimentary full bottle of California wine
- Limited edition, hand-made tile
- Event t-shirt
- Exclusive event pricing for luxury accommodations at the Four Seasons
- Unparalleled customer service
CLASSICO GRANFONDO - Saturday, March 16, 2019
151 kilometers with 1,768 meters of elevation gain
The Malibu GRANFONDO will once again start and finish at the world renowned and luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of Westlake Village. The course offers up a balanced mix of rolling farmlands, flat and scenic Southern California Coastline and an epic climb with panoramic vistas atop the Santa Monica Mountains.
Three fully stocked, gourmet rest stops at 31km, 77km, and 119km, with the 10 Speed Coffee Truck on course after the final KOM climb at 134km.
As part of the Gran Fondo National Series, the CLASSICO course will include two to three timing sections for series points calculation and determination of Malibu GRANFONDO overall winners. The final miles of the GRANFONDO offer participants the added challenge of riding for King and Queen of the Mountain (KOM/QOM) times as they push toward the summit finish.
The clock stops at the top of the mountain so riders can enjoy a neutralized descent back to a post-ride luncheon at the Four Seasons.
MEDIO GRANFONDO - Saturday, March 16, 2019
106 kilometers with 1300 meters of elevation gain
For those who want the challenge with a few less miles, there will be an option to omit the 41k farmland loop. This route still offers fast and scenic coastline followed by an epic climb to the summit finish. The MEDIO route includes one to two timed sections, however, MEDIO riders will not be considered for the KOM/QOM or overall awards.
Two fully stocked, gourmet rest stops at 31km and 72km, with the 10 Speed Coffee Truck on course after the final KOM climb at 86km.
After summiting the last climb, riders can enjoy a neutralized descent back to a post-ride luncheon at the Four Seasons.
RECOVERY RIDE - Sunday, March 17, 2019
35 kilometers with 375 meters of elevation gain
Reward yourself with an added day of recovery on the bike following your big ride. We will roll from the Four Seasons a little later this morning so you can enjoy extra sleep or a more leisurely breakfast with new friends.
Ride leaders will escort smaller groups through the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains and around two area lakes. No rest stops needed, but follow cars will be available for any needed support.
Recovery ride finishes at the Four Seasons Activity Lawn for Sunday Brunch and a celebration of your accomplishments.