The 2016 MSU Gran Fondo was held in Grand Rapids on June 25, 2016
This year, Grand Rapids hosted the 2016 MSU Gran Fondo on June 25. The annual event brings together cyclists of all ages and abilities for a common cause: raising money toward increasing awareness about, preventing and researching skin cancer.
The Gran Fondo is organized by Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.
As in past years, this year Sinas Dramis Law Firm sponsored the event.
The Gran Fondo offers riders various route options to accommodate bicyclists of all ages and capabilities, including a 12-Mile Route/Family Ride, 25-Mile Route, 40-Mile Route and 80-Mile Route.
Riders who participate must abide by the “rules of the road,” to ensure that everyone who rides can stay safe while having fun. Some of the rules include:
- Participants must ride their bike helmets at all times.
- Obey the Michigan rules of the road – all bike routes are open to traffic (and motorists who are driving along the route should keep watch for cyclists and give them the space they need to ride safely).
- Riders should stay in a single file line and ride as far to the right as possible.
- Cyclists should not cross the yellow (center) line.
- Always give warning if you are passing a fellow cyclist, and be sure to pass on the left.
- Gran Fondo bicyclists should not wear headphones or earbuds during the ride.
For additional details, visit the MSU Gran Fondo website and watch the video below: