The JAM Fund family has traveled the globe seeking roads and trails that can stand up to the ones we ride everyday in Western Massachusetts. We’re ready to let you in on our best kept secret. The greatest, most beautiful, most incredible place for riding bikes in the WORLD.
It’s Right Here.
In the cycling world, a gran fondo is a massive group ride/race that can attract riders numbering in the thousands, encompassing all ages and ability levels. The Grand Fundo removes all the racing aspects from the ride, but keeps all the fun. We have titled this ride a Grand FUN-do, because we think it could be the most fun you’ll have on a bike this season.
A Brand New Fundo.
After two years off for the pandemic, it only felt right to bring back the Grand Fundo bigger and better than ever before. The Cummington Fairgrounds gives unprecedented access to the scenic and unpaved roads that make the Fundo so iconic. Additionally, there will be Friday night dinner at The Chesterfield General Store and Cafe, camping at the fairgrounds, and live music at the feast. Mary Jane Jones is performing for the last time of the summer, so you don’t want to miss it! Instead of just a ride, the new Grand Fundo is a weekend long celebration!
The JAM Fund is a registered 501c3, created by Jeremy Powers, Alec Donahue, and Mukunda Feldman. Our mission is to help motivated young cyclists reach their potential both on and off the bike, while not being limited by finances. Visit PledgeReg to become a fundraiser!
Every dollar raised through the JAM Fund Grand Fundo goes directly to the JAM Fund.
This year, we will give out 23 grants to up and coming athletes who pledged to promote the sport of cycling through community service and stewardship of the sport.
The one-day, multi-route ride starts and ends at the gorgeous Cummington Fairgrounds, with new adventure options. We have three incredible gravel routes, including the (classic) Grand Fundo (65 Miles), the Shorter Grand Fundo (46 miles), and the Mini Fundo (29 miles). All of the rides are fully-supported with rest stops (including our famous ice cream truck), SRAM support vehicles, and a sag wagon for stragglers.
People have been known to sign up for the Fundo JUST because of the post-ride feast. Immediately after the rides, we party! Join us as we eat, drink and, celebrate bikes, raffle off prizes, and announce the 2022 JAM Fund Grant Recipients. We’re proud to award grants to young cyclists in and around Massachusetts who show enthusiasm, determination, and desire to be their best.