A Gran Fondo (loosely translated from Italian as ‘Big Ride’) is a mass participation cycling event on a scenic course attracting several thousand cyclists, ranging from (semi-) professionals to beginners. The characteristics of a Grand Fondo include individual achievements, camaraderie among riders, and winning prizes; hence, a combination of a race and a social event. A Gran Fondo provides excellent support for all cyclists, including infrastructure, mechanical support, safety precaution, food, and refreshments. For me, a Grand Fondo is always a big rolling party! In the following, I will describe several rides of my scientific career and conclude with lessons learned and some inspiring remarks.
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Ifenthaler, D. (2019). Participating in the Gran Fondo of Science. In: Miller, C.T., Piña, A.A. (eds) Lessons in Leadership in the Field of Educational Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29501-1_6
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