PO Box 35, 116 N. 6th Street, Cottage Grove , Oregon 97424 • Ph: 541-942-3325 • Fax: 541-942-3328
Current E-Edition

Top Stories Breaking News Obituaries Sports Photos Home 

Cyclists, businesses fond of second annual Gran Fondo

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 4th, 2013

photo by Greg Lee Police escorted cyclists for a mass rolling start down Main Street.

Bob Wolcott of Portland’s Velo Racing Team said he spent much of Sunday’s Oregon Gran Fondo thinking a singular thought:

“For most of the race, all I could think about was, ‘What am I going to eat when I get through with this ride?’” Wolcott said.

At 117 miles, riders of the Fondo, which translates roughly to ‘big ride’ in Italian, could be forgiven for working up an appetite. And several Cottage Grove businesses, including the Axe & Fiddle and Backstage Bakery, were more than happy to serve up the carbs and protein that would help the more than 400 participants in three separate race distances recover from the morning’s workout.

For Velo, a team composed of over 20 Portland-area riders, the Fondo provided an opportunity for team togetherness.

“We typically do races that are 40 or 50 miles, so a long ride like this is a good way to pull the team together,” Wolcott said. “It was an epic ride, some of it through beautiful covered forest. The course didn’t open up until the last 30 or so miles, and that’s when the heat really started beating down on us.”

For the complete article see the 06-05-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 06-05-2013 paper.

Select Page:



Shoppe Hide


Copyright 2017 News Media Corporation

News    Classifieds    Shoppe    Search    ContactUs    TalkBack    Subscribe    Information    E-Edition    Business Portal