Gran Fondo Taos 2015

Gran Fondo in Taos Results

Registration for 2015 is closed and the results are in!

Registration is Closed

Gran Fondo is a style of race, better known in France as a cyclosportive; a one-day, annual endurance event of the amateur undertaken for pleasure or as a test of personal fortitude. There are many Gran Fondo races taking place across the globe, but the forerunner of them all is La Marmotte, held in south eastern France. La Marmotte’s fixed course was first run in 1982 and is staged in some of the fabled alp climbs and descents of the Tour de France, cresting at over 8,500 feet in altitude. Gran Fondo: Taos • Mora • Angel Fire is our take on this annual spirit-of-cycling event, and our beautiful course traverses some of the more pristine and beautiful northern New Mexican highlands, with climbs and descents of Alpine proportions here in the Sangre de Cristo chain of the Rocky Mountains. Join us in Taos, New Mexico and have a ball with a beautiful 105, 65, or 46 mile course. We are holding our post-race party at Northern New Mexico’s award-winning craft brewery and performance venue, Taos Mesa Brewing. Proceeds from our event will support youth sports and recreation programs in Taos County through grants from the Taos Sports Alliance, a 501(c)3 non-profit.


7:00am (Mountain Time) on Saturday, August 1, 2015
105 mile / 65 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 65 miles: $75
MICRO FONDO 46 miles: $30

Register at here.
$10.00 late fee effective July 31, 2015.

Ride Gran Fondo Taos Mora Angel Fire


Taos Mesa Brewing
Taos Mesa Brewing
Light snacks will be provided.
Saturday, August 1 – 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 Course Map

Taos Mora Angel Fire Elevation


Event Director: Jennifer Buntz
Phone: (505) 306-1443
Online Registration: Register Online
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. They can be contacted for discounted rates, but you must mention the Gran Fondo to receive them!
Visit for a complete resource on everything Taos has to offer.


GRAN FONDO – 105 distance
Women finishers:
1st – Jennifer McDowell 5:36:44
2nd – Erin Reedy 5:50:47
3rd – Katy Bahran 6:02:50

Men finishers:
1st – Fortunato Ferrara 4:57:13 (overall place 1st)
2nd – Todd Ringler 5:01:21
3rd – Eugene Dougherty 5:01:21
4th – Jerry Garcia 5:01:21

MEDIO FONDO – 65 mile distance
Women finishers:
1st – Grace Williams 4:51:04 (overall place 1st)
2nd – Lynn McDaniel 4:53:05 (overall place 2nd)
3rd – Lynda Harding 4:53:55 (overall place 3rd)

Men finishers:
1st – Jim Vitalie 4:59:34 (overall place 4th)

MICRO FONDO – 46 mile distance
Women finishers:
1st – Stefani Langehennig 2:38:34 (overall place 2nd)
2nd – Kathy Alvorez 2:56:06 (overall place 3rd)
3rd – Monique Garcia 3:14:13 (overall place 4th)

Men finishers:
1st – Hector Leyba 2:36:12 (overall place 1st)
2nd – Scott Baumgartner 3:21:40 (overall place 5th)
3rd – John Mahoney 3:50:34 (overall place 6th)

Thank you for participating in this year’s Gran Fondo! Congratulations to the top finishers and everyone who rode beautiful Northern New Mexico. Complete results will be posted shortly.


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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!

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