Complete the Challenge and you will unlock the ability to purchase a limited edition Gran Fondo Jersey made by Castelli for $109. This jersey is the second in a series that will vary by color each month and will only be available to those that complete the Gran Fondo Challenges.
After completing the Challenge, an email will be sent which which will include a link to purchase the jersey. A 'Check It Out' button will also appear below the jersey on this Challenge page which will take you to the product page in the shop.
The jersey will be available to purchase until 11:59pm Pacific Time on March 3rd. The expected delivery time is 4-6 weeks for domestic orders and 5-7 weeks for international.
Athletes who complete this Challenge will receive a Gran Fondo series digital finishers badge (the second of twelve for the year).
You have to ride 130 kilometers in a single ride, and the elapsed time of the ride must be under 24 hours.
To ensure you meet the Challenge goal, we recommend you ride a small amount over 130 kilometers during your activity (about 3 km / 2 mi). This will give you a buffer in the event your activity distance is shortened after upload to Strava due to the cleanup of GPS irregularities. You can learn about how distance is calculated for our app by reading this Knowledge Base Article.
The Challenge period starts and ends based on each riders local time zone.
Manual entries or trainer rides will not count towards your Challenge effort.
All activities logged during the Challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than March 3rd, 2014.
Ride hard and be safe. Use common sense when it comes to traffic, weather, or other conditions while taking part in this Challenge. Remember to take care of your hydration and nutrition needs when you’re out on the road.
SOME BASIC QUESTIONS:
Q: When do I have to complete the 130 kilometer ride?
A: You can ride any day between February 1st-28th, but you have to make sure the elapsed time of your ride is under 24 hours in duration.
Q: Can I ride multiple times to add up to 130 kilometers?
A: No, you have to ride 130 kilometers in a single ride.
Q: Is there a time limit for the 130 kilometers?
A: Yes, there is a 24 hour time limit to complete the 130 kilometers, meaning the elapsed time of the activity (ride) can not exceed 24 hours in total.