Black Bear Gran Fondo

Sat July 11, 2020 Directions
Our 20th year!

100 Mile

8:00AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT

62 Mile

8:30AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT

45 Mile

9:00AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
COVID-19 UPDATE: Black Bear Gran Fondo 2020 CANCELLED

Will there be a Black Bear Gran Fondo on July 11, 2020? 

The simple answer:  No

After watching the developing national and state news regarding COVID-19 for literally, months, the Rotary Club of Grayling is sad to share that we have made the difficult decision to cancel our premier cycling event, the Black Bear Gran Fondo 2020.

So much goes into producing and managing this cycling event, and, unfortunately, we could not find a way to ensure the safety of the participants and our volunteers for our July 11, 2020 event, so cancelling the event was the only decision we could make. While this will have a significant impact on the ability and commitment of the Rotary Club of Grayling to raise funds to give back to our community, we hope most participants will agree it is the only responsible course of action.  

We will continue to refine and develop our guidelines and procedures for the maximum safety of everyone involved going forward knowing that our world has changed due to COVID-19 and those will be in place for our next Black Bear Gran Fondo!   The safety of our riders and volunteers remains our top priority. 

Do you have a new date for 2021? 

We have not selected a date for 2021 but please know that the Rotary Club of Grayling is committed to continuing this great event with the support of our loyal sponsors and cycling participants.  We are just not ready to select our next date and will let you know as soon as we know. 

What about the "no refund" policy?

We consider the COVID-19 pandemic a special circumstance, and although we have a "no refunds" policy, we are giving registered participants the choice of donating their registration fees to support the mission of the Rotary Club of Grayling or asking for a refund. 

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that these events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to enhance the mission of the Rotary Club of Grayling in supporting various needs in our community.

We will not be printing shirts so will have no shirts to send to you.  Please let us know if you would like us to reimburse you for the shirt only or if you would like to donate your registration fee and shirt fee.

We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at our next Black Bear Gran Fondo. 


We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Hanson Hills Recreation Area, 7601 Old Lake Road, Grayling, MI 49378

Ride the Black Bear Gran Fondo on Saturday, July 11, 2020! Three chip-timed loops to choose from: 100, 62 and 45 miles. Start/finish at Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI with a delicious celebration meal at the finish line under the Hanson Hills Rotary Pavilion.  Gran fondo start for all distances.

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Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Hanson Hills Recreation Area, 7601 Old Lake Road, Grayling, MI 49378


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