GranFondo 2014



7:00am (Mountain Time) on Saturday, July 5, 2014
105 mile / 84 mile / 46 mile routes
Start and Finish are at the Taos Youth & Family Center
407 Paseo del Cañon East
Taos, New Mexico 87571


GRAN FONDO 105 miles: $85
MEDIO FONDO 84 miles: $75
MICRO FONDO 46 miles: $30

Register at
$10.00 late fee for day-of registration.

Gran Fondo Taos 2014


Location to be determined.
Lite snacks will be provided.
Saturday, July 5 at 4:30pm to 6pm.


Taos – Mora – Angel Fire – Taos
Riders will experience beautiful, rural New Mexico terrain. The course starts in Taos, follows Hwy. 518 over US Hill, past Sipapu Ski Area, down Holman Hill and through the town of Mora. Continue on to Coyote Creek State Park, Black Lake and Angel Fire. Then it’s up and over Palo Flechado Pass and down into Taos.
*The Gran Fondo course will have five rest stops.
Gran Fondo Taos Mora Angel Fire MAP

Gran Fondo Course Elevation


Race Director: Jennifer Buntz
Phone: (505) 306-1443
Online Registration:
Proceeds to benefit Taos Sports Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Sagebrush Inn welcomes riders for this year’s event. Great location and pet-friendly.
Visit for a complete resource on everything Taos has to offer.

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Main Sponsors
Taos Cyclery

Coldwell Banker - Peter French

Friday Motors

Studio Karina, LLC


Supporting Sponsors
Taos Ski Valley Properties
Certified Real Estate Inspection

TriCounty Community Services

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Choice Wireless

Community Sponsors
Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative
Cid’s Food Market
Gearing Up Bicycle Shop
Sagebrush Inn
Tailwater Gallery and Flyshop
First New Mexico Title
Centinel Bank of Taos
Chamisa Feeds LLC
Prudential Taos Real Estate / Diane Enright Realtor
Coldwell Banker Lota Realty / Jan Radar Realtor
Century 21 Success / Paul Romero
Taos Sleep Sanctuary
US Bank
Viva Taos Realty / Meg Scherrer Realtor
Crossroads Realty and Management, LLC / Mark Yaravitz
Page Sullivan Real Estate / Coldwell Banker LOTA Realty
Natelson Law Firm – ph. (575) 758-4844


Download complete list of results here or visit for detailed results.

GRAN FONDO – 105 distance
Women finishers:
1st –  Mindy Caruso 5:18:08 (overall place 5th)
2nd – Christina Ting 5:51:11 (overall place 19th)
3rd – Malinda Gillispie 6:15:07 (overall place 25th)

Men finishers:
1st and 2nd – Kip Taylor & Fortunato Ferrara 4:55:36 (same time)
3rd and 4th – Damian Calvert & Charlie Drysdale 4:57:45 (same time)

MEDIO FONDO – 84 mile distance
Women finishers:
1st –  Zetta Armbruster 6:03:43 (overall place tied with Pete Armbruster 1st/2nd)
2nd and 3rd – Barbara Dobrot & Diane Nelson 6:05:50 (overall place 3rd/4th)

Men finishers
1st – Pete Armbruster 6:03:43
2nd – David HallWiist 6:19:40
3rd – Frank Deluca 6:57:14

MICRO FONDO – 46 mile distance
Women finishers:
1st – Heather Farrell 3:01:39 (overall place 4th)
2nd – Jodi Wieck 3:16:17 (overall place 7th)
3rd – Julia Dougherty 3:48:08 (overall place 11th)

Men finishers:
1st – Hector Leyba 2:30:09
2nd – Ken Koch 2:47:16
3rd – Brian Press 2:47:55

Age range of participants was 24 to 70 years old!

Gran Fondo Taos

Gran Fondo in Taos, New Mexico