The Challenge Fondo
September 10, Durham
The Challenge Fondo is accessible for cyclists of ALL abilities. All timed routes offer categories for adaptive athletes with upper or lower limb disabilities, vision or hearing impairments, handcyclists, recumbents and tandems (blind or sighted stokers) as well as the usual age-group categories for fully-able cyclists. Timed route options include hilly 100-, 65-, and 50-mile courses and a flat, fast 30-mile course. Also offered is a more leisurely flat 20-mile fun-ride (not timed). All riders receive an event t-shirt, well-stocked rest stops, on-road support, finisher souvenir, and post-ride meal and raffle. Timed riders compete for awards, prizes, and podium positions.
The event’s co-host, Ability First Sports, will have handcycles on-site for disabled athletes who would like to try one. Adaptive athletes interested in test-riding a handcycle can register separately for the 20-mile fun ride, a 5-mile test-ride or a parking lot demo.
Choose your challenge and get ready for a great day on the bike, knowing your entry fee supports efforts to make local roads safer for all cyclists and to encourage people of all ages and abilities to make bicycling a part of their healthy life choices.