MLAR Hosts 4th Annual Gran Fondo Cycling Event
Cycling enthusiasts & animal-welfare advocates alike invited to ride through scenic Chester County
The Main Line Animal Rescue annual Gran Fondo Cycling Event presented by Audi West Chester returns for its fourth year on Saturday, October 5, with four bike routes — including a metric-century option (100 kilometers/62 miles) — that winds through the scenic countryside of Chester County. The MLAR Gran Fondo lives up to its Gran Fondo name offering a “Big Ride,” premier gourmet rest stop and four timed climbs.
Riders can choose from distances of 9, 25, 31 and 62-mile routes — each taking participants through the scenic and quiet (and hilly) roads of Chester County. Routes accommodate the recreational rider that wants a challenge and the seasoned cyclist. Proceeds from the ride benefit Main Line Animal Rescue, which has an intense focus on eliminating the systemic issues that lead to animal abuse and pet homelessness. Thanks to more than 600 active and engaged volunteers, an onsite veterinary clinic and innovative training and educational programs, Main Line Animal Rescue helps thousands of animals every year.
The route starts at the 60-acre farm that is home to Main Line Animal Rescue, winding through the beautiful villages of Chester Springs, Birchrunville and St. Peters Village. Each ride starts and ends at Main Line Animal Rescue, 1149 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville, PA.
A post-ride celebration at Main Line Animal Rescue will include a beer garden from Conshohocken Brewing Company, authentic South Philly Cheese Steaks, a raffle featuring a bike from Giant/Liv, awards ceremony, a live band, adoptable animals, and more. The event takes place rain or shine on Saturday, October 5th, from 6:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Advance registration is $85 per rider, but the fee will increase closer to the date of the event. To register, visit https://www.mlar.org/mlar-gran-fondo-cycling-event. Main Line Animal Rescue’s Gran Fondo is sponsored by Audi of West Chester. ###
Date & Time
October 5, 2019
6:15AM - 2:30PM
Main Line Animal Rescue 1149 Pike Springs Rd Chester Springs 19425 PA US http://www.chestercounty.com/businesses/pa-chester-springs-main-line-animal-rescue