American Cycling Star Alison Tetrick Joins 2016 SLO Gran Fondo

Third edition presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com set for October 29–30 showcases the spectacular Central Coast with a Saturday Pro Panel featuring Tetrick, Bob Roll, Bob Stapelton as well as Sunday’s three timed routes from 25 up to 100 miles; free bike valet with drop bags, washing tents and massage in recovery zone and Italian festival of food, wine, craft beer & music; Hearst Cancer Resource Center and ALPHA Foundation local beneficiaries

AVILA BEACH, Calif. — (August 10, 2016) — The SLO Gran Fondo presented by VisitAvilaBeach.com, set for October 29–30, 2016, has announced that world class athlete Alison Tetrick of Cylance Professional Cycling will be part of the event’s Pro Panel on Saturday, October 29. The 31-year-old resident of Petaluma, Calif. will also race in the 100 mile GranFondo ride the next day. The third edition of the annual fall classic cycling event, produced by Race SLO, features three routes of 25 miles, 61 miles or 100 miles that showcase the scenic Central Coast of California.

“Alison is a perfect addition to our Pro Panel, and we are thrilled that she is also riding the GranFondo 100 Miles,” said Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO. “She has impressive credentials that include serving as the current athlete representative on the USA Cycling Board, racing at the 2011 Pan Am Games and earning a bronze medal in the women’s Team Time Trial at the 2014 World Championships. In addition, after recovering from a traumatic brain injury and broken pelvis in 2010, she returned to world class cycling.”

The SLO Gran Fondo 2016 Pro Panel also features author, commentator, former professional and returning event host Bob “Bobke” Roll, commentator and USA Cycling Chairman Bob Stapleton as well as several other cycling special guests on Saturday, October 29 from 3:00–5:00pm. Tickets are on sale now and seating is limited. Appetizers and wine included. The event again will benefit two San Luis Obispo non-profits the Hearst Cancer ResourceCenter and ALPHA Foundation.

“Being born on California’s Central Coast, it is extra special for me to come and celebrate cycling in such a beautiful place,” commented Tetrick. “I’m thrilled to join legends Bob Roll and Bob Stapleton on Saturday and Sunday in Avila Beach.”

Alison Tetrick recently rode in the La Course by Le Tour de France 2016. Learn more about Alison at:www.alisontetrick.com

Last year’s event drew a record 1,000-plus registered riders overall and is expected to sell out early at 1,200 this year. To register for the SLO Gran Fondo 2016 as well as the Pro Panel or for more event information, go to:www.slogranfondo.com

Visit RaceSLO.com for upcoming events and to register today.

Established in 2010 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO family of annual events currently includes the SLO Marathon + Half and Family Fitness 5K (Spring), SLO GranFondo (Fall) and SLO Ultra at Wild Cherry Canyon (Fall ).

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA!