2012 Catalina Island Gran Fondo

A once in a lifetime chance to view Catalina Island from the seat of your mountain bike. With the help of the island conservancy, the US Cup has been granted special access to the TCT (Trans Catalina Trail) for this event. Not normally open to bicyles, select sections of the TCT trail will be open for our event giving participants a whole new look into the interior of Catalina Island.

Three distinct routes will offer something for cyclists of all levels and abilities. (other two routes will be posted by the end of the month).Register today to make sure you get your spot in this limited entry event and save on the early bird entry! (Prices go up in April).

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Two Harbors Route

Middle Island Route

Ridge Line Route


Want to camp out for the Gran Fondo? We’ll have a tent cabin at Hermit Gulch for up to six people for the whole weekend. To grab your spot, you’ll need to pay in advance.

Getting There

We plan on leaving from Dana Point on the Catalina Express 7:45 AM boat Friday, May 11 arriving in Avalon about 10:30. We’ll be returning on Sunday, May 13th on the 2PM Catalina Express (Avalon) boat back to Dana Point.

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