You've seen what JAM riders did in Europe, now ride with us at the Grand Fundo!
Registration is now open for this year's JAM Fund Grand Fundo, the annual bike ride in Western Massachusetts with four-time Cyclocross National Champion Jeremy Powers and friends. The event is Saturday, July 16 at Black Birch Vineyards in Southampton. Last year 400 riders participated and the cutoff this year will be 500, so save your place by registering now!
In addition to pedaling with Powers, you'll ride with JAM/NCC/Vittoria elite cyclists who have just completed a fantastic few weeks racing in Europe. U23 Cyclocross National Champion Ellen Noble and Scott Smith represented Team USA at the World Cup in Hoogerheide, Netherlands and World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. Noble had the best finish of all 30 Americans in the season's grand finale, getting 6th in the first-ever women's U23 World Championships on Jan. 30. Smith got his taste of the challenging Belgian mud in the men's U23 race on Jan. 31. In addition to Noble and Smith, JAM Fund was proud to have three of its alumni in the elite field of men at Worlds. Stephen Hyde (Canondale/Cyclocrossworld.com), Jeremy Durrin (Neon Velo) and Anthony Clark (Squid Bikes) raced on Sunday along with Powers.
The Grand Fundo is JAM Fund's biggest fundraiser, and it's how we get the team to races such as National and World Championships. When you register for the Grand Fundo, your money goes toward the JAM Fund development cycling program that helps make our riders' dreams come true.
This year's Grand Fundo offers the same three ride options: the 38-mile Mini Fundo, 68-mile Grand Fundo and 88-mile Grand Hundo. We'll have the famous ice cream truck, fully stocked rest stops, support vehicles, post-ride barbecue and world famous raffle where you can win incredible prizes and gifts from JAM Fund partners. If you haven't experienced the Grand Fundo, don't miss it this year. It's going to be another great ride! Register or buy raffle tickets now.
Photos by Meg McMahon.