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Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo

Join Bike Barn for the 2nd Annual
Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo

Experiencing these scenic routes and the famous Figueroa climb in Santa Ynez, CA should be on every cyclist's bucket list. The climb has been a popular route for many pro cyclists and teams over the years. The amazing views from the top make the long, steep climb worth it. Chris Carmichael has created a special event for Houstonians and friends of Bike Barn for a cycling experience you'll never forget. Learn more and reserve your space for the event this November 8-10.

A Word From Chris

Chris Carmichael founded Carmichael Training Systems (CTS) after a career as a professional cyclist. Bike Barn is proud to partner with Chris and CTS to provide you with this unique cycling adventure. 

Our Inaugural Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo was an amazing experience and it was so fun to have so many athletes from Houston representing. We have created an exclusive package for my friends in Houston, and I hope you can join us in 2018 and grow our Texas showing,” says Carmichael. 

CTS Exclusive Package Overview

Thursday - November 8th
Enjoy a 3.5 hour private ride with CTS coaches. Great opportunity to discover the riding in the area and interact with CTS's great coaching staff.

Friday - November 9th 
We'll join the VIP ride, a short ride with Chris Carmichael and some of his fellow 7-11 teammates and other cycling VIP's.  Friday evening we will enjoy the "Legends Dinner.  Besides and incredible dinner we will enjoy stories from Chris, his 7-11 teammates and other pro athletes. 

Saturday - November 10th  
Easy access to the ride with VIP parking. You have your choice of multiple options - the full ride is 96 miles. There is also a 44 mile option that includes the Fig climb or a valley loop that is 31 miles without the climb.  Perfect for all types of cyclists! And, the Fondo is timed so if you want to race, you can!

CTS VIP Package Details

What's included for only $300 per person:

  • Thursday, Nov. 8: Bike Barn Exclusive 3.5 Hour VIP Ride with CTS coaches.
  • Friday, Nov. 9: 1.5 Hour VIP Ride with Chris Carmichael and 7-11 teammates. 
  • Friday, Nov. 9: 1 Ticket to VIP Legends Dinner.  
  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Entry into the CTS Fig Fondo (any course option)

Register Today

Don't miss this opportunity to join your friends from Bike Barn on a spectacular cycling adventure! We'll ensure that you have the proper training, support and guidance to make the most of your trip. Airfare and hotel are not included in the package above. Individuals are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Suggested hotel options are included here. Most participants plan to fly in on Wednesday, November 7th and return on Sunday, November 11th.  You can fly into LAX or Santa Barbara. Feel free to contact us for more details or with any questions.

Have Questions?

Travel Preparation

Packing your bike and travel cases

Fly With Your Bike

Don't have your own bike travel case? Bike Barn conveniently rents Thule bike cases for traveling. Need help packing? Our service departments can help professionally pack your bike

Bike repair shop

Get Tuned Up

It is always a good idea to get your bike tuned up before a big event or race. Let Bike Barn's professional bike mechanics get your bike ready for a memorable cycling adventure.