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Strike Gold in the Golden Gran Fondo!

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Ride through a mid-19th century gold miner’s haven with iFIT Trainer Heather Jenson! This live 20-mile ride is packed with inspiring views of the Rocky Mountains, alpine forests, and the historic frontier town of Golden, Colorado. Heather will coach you through challenging climbs and rewarding descents on a mixed surface race course. Push to crush your next PR or casually ride with the iFIT Community: It’s up to you! We’ll meet you at the starting line.

Meet iFIT Trainer Heather Jenson

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Heather Jenson is a fitness instructor and lover of Ironman and marathon events. Since running her first marathon in 2008, she’s completed 18 marathons and 7 Ironman races. Heather also teaches fitness classes, including HIIT Spin, Pump, Power Yoga, and Pilates. She loves to golf, ski, and watch movies with her husband and three children in her free time. Something you may not know about Heather? She graduated from Dixie State University with a bachelor’s degree in music, so she also teaches flute and guitar lessons! 

How it works

On Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. ET, you’ll join iFIT Trainer Heather Jenson on your iFIT-enabled bike or through the iFIT app on your smartphone or tablet.

As always, we encourage you to ride at your own pace. After finishing the Golden Gran Fondo, you’ll receive your digital reward in your Trophy Case.

The Live Golden Gran Fondo will be posted in the iFIT Library a few days after the event, so you can revisit this exciting bike ride to log a new PR or simply take in the breathtaking views of the Rockies.

Joining the Live Race

Schedule the race on your iFIT-enabled bike or the iFIT app on your smartphone or tablet. On race day, access the race on the home screen or in your calendar. To join the Golden Gran Fondo from your home screen, see the “Latest from iFIT” section. For more info on scheduling and joining Live Events, check out this blog.

Join at least 10 minutes ahead of the starting time and scan the QR code to ask Heather your pre-race questions. She might answer yours while en route!

Train for the Race

Want to get a feel for the Fondo route ahead of time? Try this Google Maps workout to test the course out before race day. Bonus: Google Maps workouts count toward your 2022 milestones!

Want to boost your climbing endurance? iFIT Trainer George Hincapie has you covered. Join him in the Climbing to the Top Series for 6 unforgettable bike workouts. By the end of the series, you’ll have climbed 10,000 feet!

Digital reward

Race Bib

Download and print your race bib


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Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFIT assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment.


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