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Bike race

The Powless Gran Fondo

Registration is now Open!

Registration Includes:
-A gravel bike race event with world class roads and views brought to you by Placer County, the City of Auburn, California State Parks, and Tahoe National Forest
-RFID chip timing with live results as soon as you are finished
-Additional timing on the KOM/QOM section
 aid stations along the routes
-Meal ticket for after the race to go towards participating food trucks

Race Categories:
Grizzly Men

Grizzly Women

Black Bear Men

Black Bear Women

Brown Bear Men

Brown Bear Women

Bear Cub Men

Bear Cub Women

Main Event Venue Location:
Moonraker Brewing Co.
12970 Earhart Ave #100, Auburn, CA 95602

Registration Times:
Friday: 5PM - 8PM
Saturday: 6
:00AM - 8:15AM

Start Time:
All Powless Gran Fondo routes start at: 8:30:09 AM

Cut-off Times:

Mineral Bar Aid Station: 11:30 AM

Iowa Hill Aid Station: 12:30 PM
Sugar Pine Aid Station: 1:15 PM

China Bar Aid Station: 2:30 PM

Ponderosa Aid Station: 3:30 PM

Powless Gran Fondo Finish Line: 5:00 PM


  • Any racer who is not at the start line for the start of the event or comes into the route from a different area will be disqualified for the race category and KOM/QOM standings.

  • Shortcutting or taking alternate routes will result in disqualification/DNF from the race category and KOM/QOM standsings. 

  • You are responsible for your own mechanical needs during the event.

  • Aerobars not allowed at the Powless Gran Fondo. Due to the dangers they impose on to you and the people riding around you in a large group, if anyone is seen with aerobars attached to their bike they will be disqualified from the race and asked to leave the event.

  • Riders must ALWAYS obey traffic laws and strictly obey any law enforcement persons or official race personnel.

  • There is a STRICT center line rule while riding in this event.

  • There will be NO REFUNDS for the Powless Gran Fondo. Incase of natural disaster, 100% of race registration will be deferred to a back up date.

The Powless Gran Fondo
is brought to you by:

County of Placer
Visit Placer
Dream Catchers Foundation
Moonraker Brewing
City of Auburn
DNA Pro Cycling
Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition
Education First Pro Cycling
California State Parks
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