To say the Gran Fondo Ephrata is a hard ride is an understatement, even on a nice day. This was not a nice day. It was a day that any sane person would avoid outdoor activities. They surely would not consider riding a bicycle on 80 miles of primitive Central Washington back roads. Despite a bleak forecast 81 hard cyclists did just that. There were muddy gravel roads to contend with as well as rain, snow, fog, wind, even a little hail. It was an epic day indeed and I am thoroughly impressed with each and every rider who crossed the finish line!
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Top finisher: Jason VanderSluis