Hincapie Events is taking the Ultimate Cycling Experience WAY up north! Escape the summer heat and join former world tour rider George Hincapie for an unforgettable ride in Bangor, ME. Selected by Strambecco is one of the best cycling events in New England; this is a great chance to experience the region’s rolling hills, open countryside, and charming coastal villages of the region. Ride options start with the Gran route spanning 83 miles, 5200 feet of elevation gain, two timed segments, and epic views of the Penobscot River and Bay. The Medio route is perfect for those looking for a slightly less intense, although still challenging, a tour of the region. The Media route spans 53 miles and 3100 feet of elevation gain, including one timed section and three rest stops. Finally, the Piccolo route at 17 miles is the perfect ride for riders looking to dip their toes into the Hincapie experience.
Registration in any course includes SAG support, fully-stocked rest stops, event jersey, timing chip, free rider photos, and food and beverages at the post-race Rider Festival at Bangor’s Waterfront Park. The awards ceremony occurs at 3:30 PM, and the celebration continues at an after-party open to all participants and Gran Fondo Hincapie supporters. Gran Fondo Hincapie Bangor has details on travel and lodging; this can help plan your trip. Bangor has diverse restaurant options along the Penobscot River. Enjoy scenic views while eating Mediterranean cuisine at Utopia, seafood at McLaughlin Seafood, and a mix of American at Timber Kitchen & Bar.
In addition to Bangor, Hincapie Events produces some of the most popular events in the country, including events in Lehigh Valley, PA, Chattanooga, TN, and Greenville, SC. George Hincapie, one of the founders of Gran Fondo Hincapie, is well-known in the cycling industry, making a name for himself by defining domestique. He has competed in Tour de France 17 times and won the US National Road Race championships three times. He has retired from the professional racing circuit but is involved in Hincapie product development and often makes appearances, or rides, in the various Gran Fondo Hincapie events.