Registration open for 2017 Joe Martin Gran Fondo bike ride

Via Fayetteville Flyer

FAYETTEVILLE—Want to experience what it’s like to be a pro cyclist for a day?

The next installment of the Joe Martin Gran Fondo is scheduled for Saturday, April 1 as part of the 2017 Joe Martin Stage Race.

The annual series of events, which includes multi-stage races for both professional and amateur cyclists, has gained in popularity through the years and now attracts participants from all 50 states and 27 countries.

Aside from the races, the event also offers a gran fondo-style ride along the same route as the professional race course. The event is for cyclists who are interested in riding, but not competing. The gran fondo consists of three routes to choose from – a 30-mile, 45-mile and 114-mile course.

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