GFE Postponed

Gran Fondo Ephrata has never been an easy event. Ask around and you will hear fables of frigid rain, sideways snow, and leg cramps on Three Devils.  This year however we are facing a new challenge.  One that we cannot simply dig deep and keep pedaling through.  After much deliberation we have come to the conclusion that we will err on the side of safety for our cycling community, our volunteers, and our little town of Ephrata and postpone this event.  This has not been an easy decision to come to and we appreciate your patience through the process.  You will be receiving a coupon good for the Gran Fondo Ephrata Fall Classic on Oct 4.  Should that not work for you, the coupon is good for any 2020 Vicious Cycle Event.  We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support we get at these events and want to thank you for riding with us.  Please be safe out there, see you down the road.

– Jake, Karen, and crew
Gran Fondo Ephrata
March 15, 2015 9:00 am, 40 degrees and raining, but that is not about to stop 200 hardened cyclists from taking on 80 miles of desolate central WA back roads.
Gran Fondo Ephrata
Stuhlmiller and the old highway is tough on a good day, gritty hell on a wet day. -2015
Gran Fondo Ephrata
Things went from bad to worse… -2015
Gran Fondo Ephrata
Morning snow showers made the Three Devils a special treat on this day back in 2013
Gran Fondo Ephrata rider coming out of the fog
A cold morning fog greeted riders on top of Baird Springs in 2011.

6 thoughts on “GFE Postponed

  1. Jake, I know that had to be a really tough decision for you. Thank you very much for your thoughtful deliberation on this and for keeping everyone safe.

  2. I feel so pro! Their races are getting canceled, too!

    Tough call, but the right one. Thank you, Jake & family, for all the work you do on this series. I’m already looking forward to the Fall Classic!

  3. A tough decision but a necessary one. The only challenge is now everyone will see how perfect Ephrata is in the early Fall and will be asking, “What the heck, Jake? Why have you been scheduling this ride for miserable March?!” Haha!

  4. Hello Jake –

    I’m sorry that you’ve had to cancel; but thank-you. Your leadership is spot on and it is so very important that society sees what you do: Huge opportunity and care for people, and focus on what is best for everyone.

    Your events have been literally life changing for me. Your leadership is inspiring.

    Keep well.

    Sincerely,
    David Hendry.

  5. Thanks for the update and considered decision, its always hard to postpone an event. Definitely putting the rescheduled date in my calendar.

    Sooo, as I am a gravel newbie, anyone got a replacement ride near Seattle?

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