Anyone going to Boone NC Gran Fondo?

I’ve been on Trainer Road for almost a year now. I’ve seen some pretty good advances in power and a decent weight loss since then. I have decided to challenge myself with the gran fondo in Boone NC. I have not been able to coerce any of my riding buddies to go and was wondering if there might be anyone on here that might be going that I could at least meet up with?
I’m 60 years old and likely won’t be able to keep up with most on the timed segments but maybe I can at least make some new friends.

The nice thing aboit GFNS events is that im between segments the group kimda come back together and rides at a chill pace to the next segment…so yeah, you may get dropped, but you may get back on and ride with the group after each segment.