GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Thousands of cyclists are expected to participate in the 4th annual MSU Gran Fondo on June 25.
The non-competitive cycling event raises money for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer research.
Gran Fondo is Italian for “big ride.” Nearly 1,800 cyclists of all ages and skill levels will start and end their ride at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids Saturday morning.
Participants can choose from a 12, 25, 40, or 80-mile route. The shortest route turns at Millennium Park, while the longest ride leads to Lake Michigan before returning to Grand Rapids. The first ride begins at 8 a.m.
Following the race, there will be a festival at The B.O.B. including craft brews and wines, food, and live music.