|November 13th||12:00 am||Registration Opens|
|Sat., May 17th||6:00 am||Pre-registration Pick Up Open||Mount Pleasant Winery|
|Sat., May 17th||6:30-7:30am||Pre Ride Meal and Ride Supplies||Mount Pleasant Winery|
|Sat., May 17th||8:00 am||Rider Staging||Augusta, Missouri|
|Sat., May 17th||8:20 am||Pre-Ride Comments/Instructions||Augusta, Missouri|
|Sat., May 17th||8:30 am||Start- Vino Fondo||Augusta, Missouri|
|Sat., May 17th||11:00- 2:00 pm||Mini Fondo and Midi Fondo Buffet||Augusta, Missouri|
|Sat., May 17th||2:00 pm||Mandatory Sag Cut-Off||Hermann, Missouri|
|Sat., May 17th||6:00 pm||Mandatory Sag Cut-Off||All routes.|
|Sat., May 17th||4:00- 7:00pm||Mondotory Post Ride Celebration||Augusta, Missouri|
Winners of each category bottle of wine from the Mt. Pleasant Winery.
Parking and Direction:
The Ride Start will be at Mount Pleasant Winery. All of the rides will start at the same time- with the riders being staged according to distance and sequence of registration. ALL Parking and Pre-Fondo activities will be held on their campus. Adequate, convenient parking and facilities will be on site. From Highway 70 (from the East or West) take Highway 94 west for 20 miles to Augusta and follow signs to the winery.
Hotels and Accommodations:
About Missouri Wines:
The Missouri wine industry in the new millennium is thriving. The number of wineries has jumped to over 65 and Missouri wineries are producing diverse, complex and sophisticated wines, wines that easily earn top awards in national and international competitions. The Vino Fondo will ride past and through many of the best wineries in Missouri.
The town of Augusta, Missouri is a absolutley beautriful, overlooking the Missiouri River Valley. Be sure to set aside some time to explore the wineries, bed and breakfasts and artisans that call Augusta their home. More information at www.augusta-chamber.org
The turn around rest stop for the Mondo Fondo will be at the Hermannhof Winery, 330 East 1st Street. The website for the winery is www.hermannhof.com You can find our more about Hermann, Missouri at www.VisitHermann.com or call their welcome center toll free- 1-800-932-8687.
If You Like Gran Fondos... We Also Support the LUPUS Wolfride Gran Fondo. A 56mile and 112mile Gran Fondo set in beautiful Columbia,IL. August, 2014. This is a more "gentle" ride profile than the Vino Fondo, but one of our favorite rides of the year. Check them out and add to your ride calendar.
Important Information for Race Day:
Answers to Popular Questions:
Dangerous Points on the Course:
All Riders will cross a timing station at the TOP of the Schluersberg Climb. Because the Schleursberg climb has NO SHOULDER, please crest the climb and continue en route to the finish at the Mt. Pleasant Winery, Augusta.
Please note- we cannot have riders congregating on the High Street at the Finish Line, Please pull off and onto the grounds of the Mt. Pleasant Winery when complete. Even if you would prefer to collapse.
Here are a few good links using VeloRoutes.org- please check out.
The Mini Fondo:
The Midi Fondo:
The Mondo Fondo:
2012 Race Results are posted at www.bigriverrunning.com
|Mondo Overall||Midi Overall||Double Mini Overall||Mini Overall|
|Mondo Age Group||Midi Age Group||Double Mini Age Group||Mini Age Group|
Please email Pat@bigriverrunning.com with results changes or questions.
If you have won a category- please arrange with firstname.lastname@example.org for your prize vino.