For the first time in Southern California, fans and avid cyclists will get the opportunity to hang out with, ride alongside or get a signed jersey from the most popular cyclist on the planet, Peter Sagan.
The Southern California Sagan Fondo Gran Roadie-Oh version, will actually be a three-day collection of different ways to get to know Peter Sagan on the heels of his recording-breaking seventh Green Jersey victory at the Tour de France.
Saturday, November 9th:North City Rider Expo & VIP Dinner Party at URGE with Peter
Sunday, November 10th: Rides roll out from the start/finish village starting at 7:00am
At the start/finish village in the center of North City/San Marcos on both Saturday and Sunday, participants will be able to enjoy pre- and post-race festivities from 70 vendors and local beers with Sagan, and those opting into the VIP event Saturday will be treated to a memorable evening of fun with Peter, other cycling legends, and the event organizers known for their exceptional experiential escapades.
The Gran Roadie-Oh on Sunday offers three different distances for riders to choose from (50 km, 100 km & 150 km). The unique routes take riders through the hills and valleys of beautiful North County San Diego. Sagan is opting for the longest 150-km/93-mile route.
'Green Jersey Go-Around' Competition
Most uniquely, the longer route will feature the ‘Green Jersey Go-Around’ competition, a feature that all 150-km riders can compete in. In honor of Sagan’s seven Green Jerseys, there will be seven, roughly 1-km Sprint Sectors for riders in various age categories to compete in, plus several secret Sprint Sectors that represent Peter’s future Green Jerseys. Winners will be those with the lowest cumulative times across ‘all’ the Sprint Sectors of the ‘Go-Around.’ These victorious riders will receive a signed event Green Jersey from Peter. All three courses begin together with the 100km and 150km diverging after about 16-miles. While not too hilly, the longest course features not only the signature Sprint Sectors but a variety of punchy, rolling and extended climbs to keep everyone on their toes.
Sagan will be on hand all three days to pose for selfies, sign autographs, mingle and present awards to the fastest riders in the ‘Go-Around.’ (Winners receive a signed event Green Jersey!) Plus, everyone gets a chance to ride with Sagan on Sunday.
Sagan Fondo Gala for Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and Outride
* Friday Gala Event and Dinner: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
As a jump start to the festive season, we are pleased and honored to offer the chance of a lifetime to share an intimate night with the most popular cyclist on the planet, Peter Sagan, at the home of the legendary Bill Walton. Peter will be with us in San Diego for his Gran Roadie-oh event to celebrate his record-setting 7th Green Jersey victory at the Tour de France and to make a difference for two amazing causes. To help Peter and Bill with the festivities, Erik Zabel, whom Peter took the record-setting Green Jersey honor from, will be on hand to help roast and toast Peter’s incredible achievement. The two greatest sprinters the Tour de France has ever seen together for one fantastic night!
The evening will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Outride and feature Bill and Lori Walton hosting all sorts of colorful cycling celebs; mingling with the industry’s top supporters, professional athletes and challenged athletes in the truly enchanting setting only their home can offer. Come enjoy libations, incredible culinary creations and an interactive presentation that promises to leave everyone delighted. This is an exclusive opportunity to spend time with Peter, Bill, Erik and our other honorary guests who are all coming together for the inaugural Peter Sagan Gran Roadie-Oh race weekend on November 8-10.
There will also be a live auction featuring exclusive Sagan signed gear as well as one-on-one experiences with Peter while he’s visiting for the race weekend.
When: Friday, November 8th, 2019
Where: Home of Bill and Lori Walton in the North Park-San Diego area (*address will be sent directly to ticket purchasers before the event)
5:30-7:00pm: Welcome Reception with beer, wine, and appetizers
7:00pm: Down Dinner on the Walton’s Tennis Courts by Giuseppe Catering
8:00pm: Presentation Featuring Peter Sagan, Bill Walton, Erik Zabel and more...
9:00pm: Live Auction
Ticket Price to Include: $350 per person (only 200 tickets available)
Beer and Wine
Appetizers and Dinner
Private Venue and Entertainment
Sagan Fondo Gran Roadie-Oh Expo and VIP Experience
* Saturday VIP Party & Dinner: 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday evening at 5:00 pm, the VIP Event will open up to paying VIPs. Attendees will enjoy a fantastic spread from URGE Gastropub and get to indulge in fun presentations. For those eager for a bit more, there will be an opportunity for 8 groups to take over the bowling lanes post-dinner and hang out with Peter in a much more private setting. We are presenting the cycling community a unique opportunity to dine and party with an elite, select crew of cycling VIPs and athletes with Peter at the center of the fete. Our incredible host location for the Expo: Urge Gastropub
We are working with Peter to create an exclusive chance for people to take part in this special event the night before the big ride. The venue will be festive, fun, and casual. We will create a lively agenda for the night that will include a happy hour, wonderful meal, special presentations, a course preview for the ride the next day, a Q&A with Peter (moderated by Event Director/Creator Michael Marckx) and a video presentation to cap it off.