All GranFondo riders will need to pick up their event package before the event at the Welcome GranFesta. Photo ID will be required for pick up and you will be asked to sign the event waiver in person.
Athlete Sign-In. Just like the pros do it. Sign in to make it official.
Package Pickup. Get your event package (bike plate, wrist band and sponsor swag).
Participant ID. Your event package will contain your Event ID. Wear all Event ID according to the instructions given for admittance to the Course, Rest Stops, and Celebration Plaza.
Sponsor Expo. See what our sponsors have in store for you.
GranFondo Store. Look sharp in your official GranFondo Niagara Falls Jersey.
Welcome Festival. Meet and greet your fellow riders, swap strategies and drink up the excitement of the weekend.
Date: Friday, September 13th
Time: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Sheraton on the Falls and Convention Centre, 5875 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3K7
The Event Expo will bring together dozens of exhibitors for an energizing showcase of products and services. Stay tuned to the website over the weeks and months ahead for additional details of the Expo.
FAMILYFUNDO KIDS RIDE PRESENTED BY GREAT WOLF LODGE
The FamilyFundo Kids Ride is a FREE family event. Future GranFondo riders (children 9 and under) can join us Friday, September 13 to take part in a fun, children's bike ride. Bring your bike and a helmet to participate - entry is free! All participants will receive a special recognition item at the finish. Register online or in person at the event.
Date: Friday, September 13
Location: Great Wolf Lodge
Parents are encouraged to stick around and support the future GranFondo riders throughout the event. If you have more than one child participating please register each child individually. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver at the start of the event.
START CORRALS OPEN
All riders are asked to be in the corrals by 6:30am. Bike plates, bibs and wristbands must be properly affixed prior to entering the Start Corrals.
BAG CHECK OPENS
Complimentary bag check opens at 5:30am at the Event Start (limited to one bag per person, excluding bike boxes). Maximum size is 21.5 in. x 9 in. x 15.5 in. (standard airplane carry-on size). Bag check tags are pre-printed with your rider number as a tear-away on your bib. Have this tag clearly visible and in position before you hand in your bag at the station. Put all items into one bag - no loose items will be accepted! Items can be collected when you finish. Bag Check closes at 6:30am and will reopen at 10:00am when the first riders are expected in.
FINISH & CELEBRATION PLAZA
The Finish Area for GranFondo Niagara Falls participants will include:
- Complimentary secure bike parking for all riders (park your bike and enjoy the festivities)
- Finishers commemorative piece
- Picture station - capture the moment with a memento!
- Rider Stretch
- Alta Classe Recovery Lounge
- Complimentary hydration and nutrition station (riders only)
- Medical tent
- Bag check
- Massage services available
With the beginning of the ride starting at 6:45am, we anticipate the elite riders to make their way across the finish line around 10:00am, right when the festivities will start. All bikes and bags must be picked up before 4:00pm. We will organize festivities throughout the day as the rest of the participants arrive – stay tuned for a detailed afternoon schedule closer to the event.
Celebration plaza is inclusive to all participants and their friends and family. It will include:
- Awards ceremony
- Meal and refreshments
- Free live entertainment
- Refreshing Beer Garden
Celebrate your achievement with a free concert. Juno award winners Barney Bentall and Jim Cuddy will rock the stage at the Celebration Plaza after riding the GranFondo Niagara Falls.
Friends and family are invited to share in your moment.