Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The declaration recognizes the cycling event that is expected to draw thousands of riders and spectators to Morristown on Sept. 8 and 9.
Gran Fondo Weekend
September 8 – 9, 2012
Whereas, Morristown is hosting Gran Fondo NJ the weekend of Sept.8 and Sept. 9, 2012, marking the second year in a row this event has been conducted in the town, and

Whereas, Gran Fondo NJ is a weekend of festivals, expos and activities for the entire family that features four bicycle rides of increasing levels of challenge and that draws thousands of people to Morristown for the weekend, and

Whereas, the four bicycle rides of 18, 43, 60 and 103 miles begin and end in Morristown and take cyclists along some of the most scenic roads in Morris County and nearby counties, and

Whereas, the 2012 Gran Fondo NJ is expected to have approximately 1,700 cyclists participating in the rides and enjoying the hospitality offered to them, their families and friends by Morristown, Morris County and numerous area business establishments and cultural attractions, and

Whereas, the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomes all who are coming to Morristown and to Morris County for this outstanding event;

Now Therefore, I, William J. Chegwidden, Director of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, proclaim Sept. 8 and Sept. 9, 2012, to be Gran Fondo NJ Weekend in Morris County, and congratulate the event’s organizers for a job well done.

William J. Chegwidden