As a jump start to the festive season, we are pleased and honored to offer the chance of a lifetime to share an intimate night with the most popular cyclist on the planet, Peter Sagan, at the home of the legendary Bill Walton. Peter will be with us in San Diego for his Sagan Fondo: Gran Roadie-oh event to celebrate his record-setting 7th Green Jersey victory at the Tour de France and to make a difference for two amazing causes. To help Peter and Bill with the festivities, Erik Zabel, whom Peter took the record-setting Green Jersey honor from, will be on hand to help roast and toast Peter’s incredible achievement. The two greatest sprinters the Tour de France has ever seen together for one fantastic night!
The evening will benefit the Challenged Athletes Foundation and Outride and feature Bill and Lori Walton hosting all sorts of colorful cycling celebs; mingling with the industry’s top supporters, professional athletes and challenged athletes in the truly enchanting setting only their home can offer. Come enjoy libations, incredible culinary creations and an interactive presentation that promises to leave everyone delighted. This is an exclusive opportunity to spend time with Peter, Bill, Erik and our other honorary guests who are all coming together for the inaugural Peter Sagan Gran Roadie-Oh race weekend on November 8-10.
There will also be a live auction featuring exclusive Sagan signed gear as well as one-on-one experiences with Peter while he’s visiting for the race weekend.
When:Friday, November 8th, 2019
Where:Home of Bill and Lori Walton in the North Park-San Diego area (*address will be sent directly to ticket purchasers before the event)
• 5:30–7:00pm: Welcome Reception with beer, wine, and appetizers
• 7:00 pm: Dinner on the Walton’s Tennis Courts by Giuseppe Catering
• 8:00pm: Presentation Featuring Peter Sagan, Bill Walton, Erik Zabel and more...
• 9:00pm: Live Auction
Ticket Price to Include:
• Valet Parking
• Beer and Wine
• Appetizers and Dinner
• Private Venue and Entertainment
The Expo will host 70 vendors at North City in San Marcos, where riders will pick up their registration and swag bags and get to mingle with Peter and a host of other cycling celebs. Riders will get to check out the latest wares for their cycling lifestyles as well as sample products from a host of supporting sponsors.Venue Info
Saturday evening at 5:00pm, the VIP Event will open up to paying VIPs at URGE. Attendees will enjoy a fantastic spread from URGE and get to indulge in some fun presentations. For those wanting a bit more, there is an opportunity for 8 groups to take over a bowling lane post dinner and hang out with Peter in a much more private setting.
We are presenting the cycling community a unique opportunity to dine and party with an elite, select crew of cycling VIPs and athletes with Peter at the center of the fete. We have an incredible location at the Expo: sm.UrgeGastroPub.com
We are working with Peter to create an exclusive chance for people to take part in this special event the night before the big ride. The venue will be festive and fun, not a black-tie affair. We will create a lively agenda for the night that will include a happy hour, wonderful meal, special presentations, a course preview for the ride the next day, a Q&A with Peter (moderated by Event Director/Creator Michael Marckx) and a video presentation to cap it off.
The VIP Experience will come at the end of the Peter Sagan Gran Roadie-Oh Expo, which will run from 10am to 5pm at the North City venue. This will offer a seamless transition from the event expo/registration into the evening’s special fete.
This will be a huge event for SoCal and quickly become the biggest ride in the region. It will take riders places that no other events go, traversing sinuous back country roads and pristine climbs (but nothing too long) across North County’s picturesque vistas on three different length courses.
Courses:150K, 100K, 50K
Profiles: The longest will be the hilliest and the shortest the flattest. There are a couple of short gravel sections (150K event), but nothing like the BWR.
Reason for this type of ride: There are no rides in San Diego where our unique topography of punchy climbs is celebrated with a large collection of Sprint Sectors for riders to compete in across all age categories. There are flat rides along the coast. There are rides that just do big climbs all day. And there is the BWR that has it all, especially dirt. We want to celebrate the hills we have in SD because there is no other place like it in the US… it has such beautiful riding scenery. You would have to go to Tuscany to do such a ride. We want to own this type of ride here and thus we have chosen the fun name of the Peter Sagan Gran Roadie-Oh, which is both playful and uniquely descriptive of the type of ride it is.
Most uniquely, the longer route will feature the ‘Green Jersey Go-Around’ competition, a feature that all 150-km riders can compete in. In honor of Sagan’s seven Green Jerseys, there will be seven, roughly 1-km Sprint Sectors for riders in various age categories to compete in, plus several secret Sprint Sectors that represent Peter’s future Green Jerseys. Winners will be those with the lowest cumulative times across ‘all’ the Sprint Sectors of the ‘Go-Around.’ These victorious riders will receive a signed event Green Jersey from Peter.
All three courses begin together with the 100km and 150km diverging after about 16-miles. While not too hilly, the longest course features not only the signature Sprint Sectors, but a variety of punchy, rolling and extended climbs to keep everyone on their toes.
7:00am roll-out from North City with CHP leadingControlled Roads for the leaders throughoutSeven (7) Fully-stocked Feed ZonesChip Timed RoutesTimed King & Queen of the Mountains sectorsOn-course mechanic supportSAG VehiclesHundreds of enthusiastic VolunteersUnparalleled Finish Celebration at North City with the streets shut down to trafficPost Event Feast at UrgeLive MusicChallenged Athletes Beer and Wine GardenUnique 750ml Beer Bottle trophies for finishersEvent Tee-shirts for participantsOpportunity to buy signature event kits from Sportful, plus other merchandise itemsCourse safety provided by SD Police, CHP, Sheriffs, Traffic Control and Course MarshalsRoute info