ABOUT THE RIDE
Our ride will take place in Abita Springs, Louisiana. The ride will kick off from and end up at the Charlie Finn Memorial Ballpark, where parking will be provided.
Everyone! The Fred Schroeder Memorial Gran Fondo is open to anyone who would like to ride for the legacy of Fred. All levels of biking experience are welcome to join. The ride features two length options of 50km and 100km
Fred Schroeder was an avid cyclist, fitness coach, and beloved member of the Abita Springs community who we lost in a devastating battle with depression. He was a gifted cyclist and a patient, caring, and encouraging coach, father, and friend who generously shared his time and knowledge with anyone. We hope to honor his legacy by riding together, as a community, and participating in the sport that brought him so much joy, in order to raise money for organizations near and dear to Fred's life.
Sign up for the ride may be done by either clicking the button at the top of the page, following the instructions on the "SIGN UP" page, or by visiting BikeReg.com and searching for the GrayCat Fred Schroeder Memorial Gran Fondo
$95 entrance fee for Fondo entrance, Abita Fall Fest entrance, and custom cycling jersey. This includes, one rider entry, goodie bag, ride t-shirt, discounted entrance to Abita Fall Fest, AND a custom Canari brand Fred Schroeder Memorial cycling jersey to be received at the day-of registration booth.
$85 entrance fee for Fondo entrance and custom cycling jersey. This includes one rider entry, rider goodie bag, complimentary ride t-shirt, AND a custom Canari brand Fred Schroeder Memorial cycling jersey to be received at the day-of registration booth.
$75 entrance fee for Fondo entrance and entrance to the Abita Fall Fest. This includes one rider entry, one rider goodie bag, one complimentary ride t-shirt, and a discounted admission ticket to the Abita Fall Festival, the all-day music festival in downtown Abita Springs, beginning directly after the ride.
$55 entrance fee for Fondo entrance only, this includes one rider entry and one rider goodie bag, complete with a complimentary ride t-shirt, to be picked up at the day-of registration booth.
Participants will be allowed to pick which of these four choices they would like to have during the ride sign-up process on BikeReg.com
Participants are welcome to park at the Charlie Finn Memorial Ballpark, where the ride will kick off and end up.
Riders should come prepared with their riding essentials, appropriate riding clothes, water, comfortable riding shoes, and of course, their bike. Spare parts, tires, tubes, water bottles, socks, helmets, and any other often-forgotten items will be available for purchase at the ride start courtesy of GrayCat CycleWorx.
Both corporate business sponsors and friendly donations towards our efforts are greatly appreciated. Event profits will be split between donations to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the James Samaritan organization.
In order to become a business sponsor of the Fred Schroeder Memorial Gran Fondo, please visit the "SPONSORSHIP PORTAL" page of this website. Please fill out our business sponsor sign-up form, follow the link to your respective and be prepared to submit a high-resolution copy of your business logo for use on our website, t-shirts, and ride marketing materials.