RIDE

BBQ

PARTY

THE FONDO STORY

 

It all began innocently enough in 2014.

While struggling to keep up with production at our original taproom brewery in the North Loop we embarked on a massive expansion-commissioning a new brewery in NE. Since we clearly weren't busy at all, we met with some friends from and of the cycling world in a "what if" sort of way. Before we knew what we'd done, we were organizing one of the biggest rides in MN.

Join us Saturday May 4th for the 6th annual Fulton Gran Fondo for bikes, bands, and beers. The ride departs in the morning from the Fulton Production Brewery in NE Minneapolis. This year, we're again offering the 100 mile "Gran" as well as the 43 mile "Medio" Fondo. The block party is free to attend and open to all who come. Party details including beers available, food options, partners, activities,  and band announcements are coming soon. 

 
 
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RIDE

 

HOW MANY MILES IS ENOUGH?

CHOOSE YOUR FONDO.

ABOUT THE MEDIO

Maybe you're just getting your season off to a solid but moderate start. Maybe sitting in the saddle for 100 miles isn't in the cards this year. Let's be honest, 50(ish) miles is still plenty far for a Saturday morning! Whatever your reason is, we've designed the MEDIO route just for you. With an aid station half(ish) way through, you'll be back in NE MPLS before you know it and in great shape to join the party festivities.

ABOUT THE GRAN

What's better than riding 50 miles with nearly 2,000 friends? Well, riding 100 miles with nearly 2,000 friends, duh. The Fondo completes a 104 mile loop encompassing urban riding, trails, suburban county roads and makes stops at 3 aid stations along the way. When you arrive back in NE MPLS at our production brewery you'll be received by thousands of party goers and as much Fulton beer as you'll need to recoup.

MEDIO ROLL OUT TIME: 11AM

GRAN ROLL OUT TIME 9AM

 

AID STOP LOCATIONS

Aid Stop 1 (Gran): TBD

Aid Stop 2 (Gran): TBD

Aid Stop 3 (Gran) // Aid Stop 1 (Medio): TBD

FAQ

You've got questions and we've got answers.

PACKET PICKUP

Registered riders can check in and pick up ride packets at the following locations and times:

Best Option: Friday Night Feast

Location: Fulton NE Production Brewery (Start/Finish/Party Location; 2540 2nd St NE)

Time: Friday, May 3rd from 4-8 PM

Option 2: Fulton Taproom

At the Fulton Taproom (414 Sixth Ave N)

Time: Tuesday thru Thursday (April 30-May 2nd) 4-8 PM

Option 3: Start Line

At the Fulton NE Production Brewery, (2540 2nd St NE)

Time: Saturday, May 4th, 7 AM - ride start

Please bring a photo ID to confirm your registration and pick up your own packet. 

THE ROUTES & RIDE OUT TIMES

Click here to view the Gran route (Garmin file).

  • The Gran route leaves the NE MPLS brewery at 9am.

Click here to view the Medio route (Garmin file).

  • The Medio route leaves the NE MPLS brewery at 11am.

MERCH

We've got it. You need (want) it.

 
 

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BBQ

ABOUT THE FRIDAY BBQ

 

Join us for a pre-ride Minnesota-style BBQ at packet pickup on Friday night. Chef Joe Majeski and The Fulton Taproom Kitchen crew will be cooking up goodies fit for someone about to ride 100 miles on a bike.

 

  • Location: Fulton NE Production Brewery (Start/Finish/Party Location; 2540 2nd St NE) Time: Friday, May 3rd from 4-8 PM

  • This event is open to Gran Fondo riders and the public

  • Live Music by TBD

  • Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

  • Ticket cost includes one food serving, one Fulton Beer.

  • Packet pickup for riders of Saturday's event.

 
 

GET YOUR TICKET TO THE BBQ BELOW

ABOUT THE CHEF

JOE MAJESKI

Slow and steady wins the race.

The humble (Minnesotan) brag doesn’t even register with our guy Joe and we’re not sure he’d know what to do with a compliment either. He’s been quietly and diligently working his way up the food ladder here in the cities for over a decade in both high-volume and awarded kitchens alike. Joe and his team bring their “A” game to the Fulton Taproom Kitchen each and every day. In 2019, they’re bringing that to the Fulton Gran Fondo Friday BBQ.

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PARTY

IT'S PARTY TIME PEOPLE

 

Not up for riding 100 miles? Not to worry, there's enough beer & fun for everyone, rider or not. 

  • 1 - 9 PM on Saturday, May 4th.

  • Located outside the Fulton NE Production Brewery, which is located just north of Lowry Avenue on NE 2nd St, near the old Little Jack's, at 2540 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis MN 55418.

  • Fulton beers, Fulton Foods, Jameson cocktails and a host of other food & drink options await you.

  • Cash only for beer transactions.

  • Live music by an incredible list of talented bands. Who are they? We're glad you asked: TBD

  • Food provided by Fulton Taproom Kitchen and others (TBD)

  • Family friendly - under 21 welcome.

  • Bike valet ($3) service available.

  • Bag drop ($1)

  • Free admission to party.

  • $1 Wristband to drink.

  • The party is on, rain or shine.

  • No dogs please, this is an asphalt event.

  • Free event parking is available as marked on nearby streets.

 

LINEUP

2019's Music Lineup is TBD

Some pictures of artists from previous Fondos.