The Giro di Paso is a beautiful, fully supported cycling event which takes riders over the rolling hills to the East of Paso Robles and through the vineyards West of Paso Robles. Century riders will head all the way down to the Pacific Ocean before a challenging return up Old Creek Road. Metric Century Plus riders get the best of all worlds with the rolling hills east of Paso Robles, plus a cruise through the vineyards west of Paso Robles. Both the Century route and Metric Century Plus route tackle the York Mountain King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain Challenge. Get timed on this short sharp climb to see how you compare to your fellow riders, and possibly win a prize! The Scenico Route offers riders wanting shorter miles and less climbing a chance to experience the pretty back roads and winery roads around Paso Robles, Templeton and Atascadero.
All routes start at Paso Robles Event Center | Sunday, May 28, 2017
A CHOICE OF THREE FULLY MARKED ROUTES
104 miles, 8500 feeT | start 7:30 am
MetriC century PLUS
73 miles, 5200 feeT | start 7:30 am
47 miles, 2300 feeT | start 9:00 AM
The Giro di Paso is known for its overaubundant support stops with a great variety of snacks, bars, endurance fuel, plus real food like sandiwches, fruits, and nuts. No matter what length you choose, you'll be pleased with the variety on offer at every stop that will keep you going strong as you tackle the rollers east of Paso or the mountains west of Paso!
BBQ, MUSIC AND FINISH LINE CELEBRATION
Cross the finish line to the cheer of the crowd and join in our finish line party, with BBQ, music, beverages, and celebrations!
King and queen of the mountain Challenge
For 2017, the King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain competition has been moved to York Mountain. This exciting change of venue gives riders a chance to test themselves against other riders, and possibly win a prize, much earlier in the ride. York Mountain retains the steepness of the previous KOM/QOM on Old Creek, but is shorter at 1.7 miles, allowing for more folks to be in and attempt the competition. The online route links mark the new KOM/QOM, plus we'll mark the start and finish on the route as well.
PACKET PICK UP, START TIMEs & LOGISTICS
Registration opens: 6:30am. Please head to The Hub to get your wrist band, cue sheet, and on the day event info.
Start times: Mass rollout for the Century and Metric Century Plus routes at 7:30am. Be there for the National Anthem and official start. Please note: For the Scenico route, mass rollout at 9:00am following the National Anthem.
Finish line party, BBQ, food, music: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Paso Robles Event Centre, 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Parking: Please park in the dirt lot outside Flower Gate or in the parking lot opposite the fairgrounds on Riverside Ave. No parking inside the Fairgrounds.
Great Western Bicycle Rally participants
Fully registered Rally participants take part in the Giro di Paso at no extra charge. Please sign up when you check in at the Rally.
Register for the Giro di Paso only
$52 registration: all distances.