Coeur d' Fondo

Sat September 16, 2023 Coeur D Alene, ID 83814 US

Course Info

Gran Fondo :: 116 miles

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Medio Fondo :: 86 miles

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Centro Fondo :: 47 miles

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Piccolo Fondo :: 36 miles

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Family Fondo :: 14 miles

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Course Safety & Rules
  • CDA Fondo is a mass-start cycling event that falls somewhere on the spectrum between a race and a casual fun ride, complete with race numbers, aid stations, and timing chips. It's a competitive environment that allows riders of all abilities to ride at whichever level they desire. Riders must observe all Idaho state laws while operating a bicycle, obey all traffic lights, signs, and flaggers. All roads are still open to traffic with vehicles.
  • Race starts at 7:30am (Centro riders to boat, leaving at 7:45am)
  • The ride start is a neutral start behind a pace car. There is no passing during the neutral start. Riders will be disqualified if they pass the pace car.
  • All riders must stay on the right and if you are passing please communicate to other riders by announcing 'on your left' as you pass.
  • No sprinting. This is a fun ride not a race, sprinting is strictly prohibited along the course and at the start and finish lines.
  • Use of aerobars is not permitted from mile 0 - mile 17 of Gran, Medio, Piccolo courses.
  • Drafting while using aerobars is not permitted at any time on any course.
  • Leave a cushion between you and other riders especially while riding for the first several miles. Riders should think of the first several miles as a neutral start.
  • Be alert for the short gravel section on course along Yellowstone Trail Rd. and ride with caution through this area.
  • No personal support vehicles on courses during the CDA Fondo.
  • Be predictable and communicate with other riders-do not make sudden stops or swerves.
    • If you have to slow or stop let riders behind you know by yelling "Stopping!".
    • Point with a full extended arm in the direction you are turning.

We are excited for this years ride, and planning for an epic day. This is a rain or shine event, please plan for all weather conditions. Be over-prepared, and use your gear check and special needs bags as needed.  

All distances will encounter a brief one mile of gravel section between miles along Yellowstone Trail Road about 8 miles from The start.

Due to the nature of the course and riding on highways and freeways, we recommend and strongly encourage to not ride with headphones or earbuds in during the event. This will allow you to hear oncoming riders, traffic, directions from volunteers, and overall return to the finish line safely. 

Cell phone reception is poor in some parts of the course. If you lose cell phone service and need immediate assistance on the course, every volunteer and course support vehicle will have radio communications. If you lose cell phone service your Ride with GPS or other map system may disconnect but it will reconnect and reroute once you've maintained cell service again. 

The courses will be well marked at all the major turns but we suggest the use of a GPS or use of Ride with GPS on your smartphone for additional confidence in way-finding.  


Aid stations will be scattered along the course. Aid Stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, snacks, assorted fruit, and bars. 

  • Piccolo: Mile 18, and Mile 36 (Food)
  • Centro: Mile 15 (Food), and Mile 32
  • Medio: Mile 18, Mile 36 (Food), Mile 50 (Food), and Mile 67
  • Gran: Mile 18, Mile 36 (Food), Mile 60, Mile 76 (Food), and Mile 93
  • Family: self service water table at top of Bennett Bay hill at Mile 5 & 10

**exact locations are subject to change based on final permits and community groups supporting each station.

There will be tech support on the course, but please be prepared since it may take time for them to reach you. Be sure you have everything you need to fix a flat or other bike maintenance issues. We strongly encourage you to make sure your bike is tuned up and ready to go on race day.  The majority of our tech issues on course are due to people riding bikes that have not had recent maintenance. Due to recent supply chain issues, bike techs may only have limited parts to help fix your bicycle. Tech support will be available at various aid station locations around the course. If you are unable to get to an aid station for tech support, please call TBD


For all major medical emergencies please dial 911. All fire departments surrounding the lake are aware of the event and ready to dispatch in case of emergencies. 

For technical issues or in the event you are unable to continue, please call our course bike tech @ TBD. There will be a course SAG vehicle in the event that a rider's bicycle breaks down beyond repair. 





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