September 23, 2018

What is a Gran Fondo?

Gran Fondo means "grand tour" or "great distance" in Italian, which is a mass-start cycling ride which brings together road cyclists of all abilities.

La Baie Sainte-Marie

The Municipality of Clare, situated on the shores of Baie Sainte-Marie (Saint Mary’s Bay) in Southwest Nova Scotia, is home to the largest Acadian community in the province.

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Event Schedule

  • Saturday, September 22 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Registration and social evening
  • Sunday, September 23 8:15 am
    Pre-ride briefing followed by first start!
We rode this year in the Gran Fondo and were so impressed.

We rode this year in the Gran Fondo and were so impressed.

It was our first time in that area and the hospitality and organization were top notch. We felt welcomed by your community, safe and enjoyed every moment of the 67 km, except those hills.
From the Moncton, NB riders, a big thank you, job well done.
See you next year... probably will still suck at the hills but, if there is lobster at the end, bring them on!"

Heather Doucet
Moncton, NB

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Choose your ride!

Navigate rolling inland roads and discover towering wooden churches along the panoramic coastal route that hugs beautiful Baie Sainte-Marie.

Lobster Lunch!

End your ride on a high note and enjoy a local lobster lunch (or BBQ pork or veggie chili), included with all registrations!

Yesterday was my first & my husbands first Gran Fondo, I must say it was amazing!

Yesterday was my first & my husbands first Gran Fondo, I must say it was amazing!

The people in your community were really supportive, the pots & pans banging, the waving of the Acadian flags, and the cheering along the 67k route was so wonderful my eyes blurred with both tears & water from the fog. The volunteers! WOW! You people smiled, you were friendly and helpful, and so very organized! I cannot say enough good things about you! My pit crew! Yes, I blew a tube & I had 3 volunteers come to my rescue & a fellow cyclist come back with a pump that was faster than my pump. Thanks so much Gran Fondo & the people of Baie Sainte-Marie Clare...I left feeling even more proud to be a Nova Scotian! Faites du velo!"

Nancy Rhoddy

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More than just a cycling tour.

We bring out an entire community of dedicated volunteers to plan, organize and realize every detail of the entire weekend.

Let us be your hosts!

Quick FAQ

Yes! Just send us a message using the form on the Contact page.We understand that you may be debating which distance to ride. We highly recommend that you sign up early to take advantage of the best-value jersey package, however you can change your route distance right up to the morning of the event!

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Ready to ride?

Register before July 31 to get a Gran Fondo Jersey!

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9976, Highway 1
Saulnierville, Nova Scotia
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