Cafe Velo Tri Lakes GranFondo 2014



2014 Cafe Velo Tri Lakes Granfondo Results V1-2

If you identify any errors or omissions for time- either actual finish time, and/or number of laps completed, please email to submit corrections.  Thanks!



Segment #1:  Prizes courtesy of Koobi Saddles and Cafe Velo

Place          Women                             Men                                           Prize

1st         Janice Flynn 4:36                Darryl Deighton  3:46*          $150 Koobi saddle & $25 Cafe Velo giftcard

2nd       Jocelyn Buras 5:05              Paul Galliert        3:46*          $100 Koobi saddle coupon & $20 Cafe Velo giftcard

3rd       Debra Ponzio   5:22             Brian Copeland   3:55            $15 Cafe Velo giftcard

*fractional seconds not posted by Strava

Segment #2: Prizes courtesy of BMC

Place         Women                               Men                                          Prize

1st         Janice Flynn 2:09                 Chad Dallas        1:34            BMC Team Kit (replica) by Pearl Izumi

2nd       Jocelyn Buras 2:26              J Erik Hartel      1:55              BMC T-Shirt

3rd       Debra Ponzio 3:36                Paul Galliert       1:56             BMC T-Shirt

Segment #3: Prizes courtesy of Zipp and Kryptonite Locks

Place       Women                                  Men                                          Prize

1st          Janice Flynn   3:33                Chad Dallas       2:46             Kryptonite bike lock

2nd       Debra Ponzio   3:59               Brian Copeland 2:47             Zipp bar tape and bike tube

3rd        Jocelyn Buras  4:07               Paul Galliert       2:51             Kryptonite socks and Zipp bike tube

(Prizes available for pickup from Cafe Velo Saturday May 10th- with the exception of the BMC prizes which will be available Saturday May 17th)

 The 2nd Annual Cafe Velo Tri-Lakes GranFondo– May 4th in Monument, Colorado.  The 22 mile loop covers a scenic section of Northern El Paso County- and is the perfect opportunity to tune-up for your longer/century ride in June (like the Elephant Rock Ride, for example).  Choose from 1 loop (22 miles) all the way up to 5 loops (110 miles and 9110 feet of elevation gain).  This is a well-supported ride with volunteers and police support at key intersections.  Well stocked aide stations every 10-12 miles, with food, hydration, and mechanical support.  Participants receive a cool commemorative tech t-shirt, a cycling water bottle, support and aid stations during the ride, and food and drink coupon for nourishment after the ride provided by Bird Dog Barbecue and Pikes Peak Brewing Company!  A portion of the proceeds will support local youth/junior cyclists and triathletes through the Colorado Non-Profit, Club Cafe Velo.

Ride Info:

    • *UPDATE*  This event will be timed with a manual timing system (no chips) and results will be posted on this site. It is recommended that you check in with the timer upon finishing to verify your finish time will be recorded accurately.  Please keep your number visible as you pass through the finish line if you are doing multiple laps- and call out your number for the timers.
    • There will be 3  Strava Segments with premium prizes for fastest times (top 3 men & top 3 women) posted during the GranFondo.  You must be a paid participant in the event AND submit/upload your Strava file on the day of the event by 7pm to be eligible.  Check out the segments here: Strava Segment #1Strava Segment #2Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 12.02.54 PM
    • Select from 22, 44, 66, 88, and 110 mile options.
    • Registration fees will rise on April 16th.  Register early to save $$!
    • Register by April 15th in order to get a shirt and bottle on the day of the ride.  Registrations April 16th or later can pick up their shirt/bottle at Cafe Velo the weekend after the ride.
    • Ride Day Registration will be available, space permitting, at the Start/Finish next to Pikes Peak Brewing Company in Monument from 6:30am to 7:45am.
    • The ride will start at 8am sharp– we will have a mass start with a controlled roll-out through the town of Monument with a local police escort.
    • This ride is under USA Cycling permit 2014-209.
    • Questions?  Call Cafe Velo at (719) 772-6101, or email

Rules of the Ride:

    • With the exception of the initial roll-out in Monument, the roads will not be closed to vehicle traffic during this ride. 
    • You must obey all traffic laws and respect/share the road.
    • Do not cross double yellow lines- and be careful passing other riders.
    • Any rider observed crossing a double yellow, or otherwise riding in an unsafe manner will be pulled from the ride.
    • There is still some sand on the road– be careful and control speed in turns.
    • Volunteers will be wearing bright orange shirts– if you have any questions or need help- find a volunteer.
    • Mechanicals: You should be prepared to self-support in the event of common mechanical issues (flat, dropped chain, etc.) during the ride.  We will have sag wagon support and a phone number will be provided for contacting sag-wagon during the ride.  We will also have volunteers riding the route to assist anyone who needs help.  Lastly, the 2 aid stations will have mechanical support available.

Here are the options:

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Register for the ride HERE  On-Line registration is open!  On Line registration closes at Midnight, May 2, 2014.  Prices range from $40-60 (depending on course length) and will increase $5 for in-person registration at Cafe Velo 10-6pm May 3rd or on race day 6am-7:30am at the venue.


MAPS:  Start/Finish, Parking, Aid Station #1, After-Party:

GranFondo start

The route maps are available at Ride With GPS.  You may print out maps, cue sheets, and download files for your gps to follow the route.  CLICK HERE FOR THE ROUTE ON ridewithgps

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Here is a flyer for the event:  TriLakes GranFondo Poster

Volunteers needed- CLICK HERE TO SEND US AN EMAIL or call 719 772-6101 to sign up as a volunteer.  Each volunteer receives a volunteer tech t-shirt- and will be helping a great cause.

Our Sponsors:

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One Comment

  1. Cycling – Bill’s not having any fun! Or is he? | 6500 Feet Fit
    May 29, 2014 @ 6:28 pm

    […]  Cafe Velo Tri Lakes GranFondo  – Bill couldn’t make it to ride on May 4 so he worked it this year.  It’s a 22 mile loop in northern El Paso County.  Another of Bill’s  favorite early season rides and something to keep in mind for next year. […]


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