2021 Swamdo – Swami’s Gran Fondo

Event Details


The Swami’s Gran Fondo is a fall fixture in North County, and it is back!  We offer three challenging and scenic routes with fully supported rest stops at regular intervals.

Our Full Century route has the unforgettable, leg-busting loop through De Luz. You’ll have the choice of prolonging your punishment with another run up Olive Hill and a loop around Sleeping Indian for 100+ miles, or call it good once you hit the Bonsall rest stop and head back for a solid total around 94 miles. Both the Medio and the Full Century routes feature beautiful Rice Canyon and Couser Canyon. The Piccolo route takes your through Sleeping Indian.

All rides depart from Rouleur Brewing in Carlsbad. Perhaps more important than the ride itself is the party that follows. Join us from 12:30 – 3:30 PM for a catered party along with beer and other less popular beverages. The party is included in the registration and definitely a highlight of the event. Participants will receive a commemorative pint glass.

Our rest stops are sponsored by JoJe Bars, Specialty Produce, and Skratch. Mechanical support by the Wrench House. Nothing but the best!

Your ride length choice need not be made now – prices are the same for each event ($25 members / $50 non-members). The routes overlap, and so depending on how you are feeling at the primary Bonsall rest stop, you can decide to head back early to make the most of the party, or continue your ride into the afternoon hours.

Full Century Route: 103.4 miles / 8,001′ (4 rest stops) OR ~94 miles
Check-in time: 6:15 AM
Start time: 6:45 AM
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31024433

Medio Route: 70.7 miles / 5,570′ (3 rest stops)
Start time: 8:00 AM
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37376364

The “I want to make the most of the party” Route (Piccolo): 41 miles / 3,348′ (1 rest stop)
Start time: 9:30 AM
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37376324

NOTE: As this is a club event, we will not be posting route signs, etc, as you may expect from a more formal event. Please download the routes to your GPS unit. Alternatively, route sheets will be prepared prior to the event.


Prices go up at midnight on Friday, October 29 –  $35 for members, $60 for non-members.

EVENT CHECK-IN: 6:15 – 9:15 AM

  • Safety is always first. Each cyclist is responsible for following health and cycling safety guidelines as well as traffic laws.
  • Helmets are required.
  • This is a ride for road bikes only (no aero, e- or mountain bikes).
  • This event is rain or shine. No refunds.
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