MLAR Gran Fondo Cycling Event

Main Line Animal Rescue invites you to join an anticipated 500+ riders for our 2nd Annual MLAR Gran Fondo – HandlebarKs Cycling Event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 am.

The MLAR Gran Fondo will start and finish at Pickering Meade Farm in Chester Springs, the 60-acre home to Main Line Animal Rescue. Our event and rides are designed for all levels of riders: Advanced, Intermediate, Recreational & Beginner, and includes 3 timed hill climbs. Most of all it is designed to be fun! Well-stocked rest-stops with cheering squads make it ever more enjoyable.

We will also be hosting a huge After-Party under the Big Top which will be waiting for the riders after completing the course. So if you are not a cyclist, you can (and should!) join us for the After Party from 12-4pm. We will have fabulous food, a live band, silent auction, and games.   Click here to find out about sponsorship opportunities and rider registration.

Contact Allison Hough at for 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

Registration is open! Click below to get you ride tickets, after party tickets, and official race apparel!


Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors

  • Audi West Chester
  • WBG - Wharton Business Group
  • Weber
  • Perley-Halladay Associates, Inc.
  • MWealth Advisors
  • Hemi Hill Farm
  • Conshohocken Brewing Co.
  • Giant Bicycles & Liv
  • Pennsylvania Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centers
  • ASI Business Solutions
  • Cassidy, Connor & Pitchford
  • Exton Bikes
  • Rothman Institute
  • Alonso Family Fund
  • The Halladay Family
  • Packaging Progressions, Inc.
  • Bill & Helen Smith
  • Herrs Food Inc.
  • Porto Leone Consulting
  • Greg & Christy Pitchford
  • Donna Iannucci & Livvy Roth
  • Aligned Medical Group
  • Whole You Wellness & Chropractic
  • Hilton Garden Inn Exton / West Chester
  • Gerhard’s Appliances
  • Hinkles Heating & A/C
  • Ruairi & Sheri O’ Neill
  • Wegmans
  • Giant Food Stores