Hincapie Gran Fondo Series

The Hincapie Gran Fondo Series, organized by Hincapie Events, is a collection of cycling events that take place in various locations across the United States. The series is named after George Hincapie, a retired professional cyclist who participated in 17 Tour de France races and was known for his strong support of his teammates, particularly Lance Armstrong.

The Hincapie Gran Fondo events are designed to provide participants with a challenging and rewarding cycling experience. They typically feature multiple route options of varying distances, allowing cyclists of all skill levels to participate. The routes are carefully selected to showcase the natural beauty and scenic landscapes of each event location.

One of the distinctive features of the Hincapie Gran Fondo Series is its focus on creating a professional-level race experience for amateur cyclists. The events often attract a mix of recreational riders, aspiring racers, and experienced cyclists. Participants have the opportunity to ride alongside and interact with professional cyclists and former pros like George Hincapie himself, which adds to the excitement and prestige of the events. Strambecco provides a full event profile for each event, but here’s a brief description:

  1. Escape the summer heat and join Hincapie Gran Fondo Bangor for an unforgettable ride in Bangor, ME as Hincapie Events is taking the Ultimate Cycling Experience WAY up north! Selected by Strambecco as one of the best cycling events in New England.
  2. The West Coast debut of the Hincapie Gran Fondo Merced presents an unparalleled opportunity to ride alongside cycling legend George Hincapie through the captivating landscapes of California’s Central Valley and into the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We consider this to be one of the Best Gravel Cycling Events in the Southwest and California.
  3. Hincapie Events offers the ultimate cycling experience in Tennessee, Hincapie Gran Fondo Chattanooga, which offers 77-mile, 55-mile, or 10-mile routes for all types of riders over 18. Picked by Strambecco as one of the Best Road Cycling Events in the Southeast, each ride includes catered rest stops with live music and SAG support.
  4. Hincapie Gran Fondo Greenville is an extremely popular and well-run event that travels through South Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This is no ordinary cycling event—it’s a pilgrimage to the esteemed training grounds of George Hincapie, places he frequented in preparation for the Tour de France. Strambecco rates the event as one of the best road cycling events in the Southeast.
  5. The Hincapie Gran Fondo Lehigh Valley is a popular cycling event that takes place in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Strambecco rates the event as one of the Best Road Cycling events in the Mid-Atlantic and Pennsylvania.

The Hincapie Gran Fondo Series also places a strong emphasis on providing excellent support and amenities to participants. Rest stops are strategically placed along the routes, and stocked with food, hydration, and mechanical assistance. The events also offer post-ride meals and festivities, allowing riders to relax, socialize, and celebrate their achievements.

In addition to the cycling aspect, the Hincapie events often incorporate a charitable component. They partner with various organizations and initiatives to raise funds and awareness for causes such as cancer research, youth development, and cycling advocacy.

Overall, the Series offers a unique opportunity for cyclists to challenge themselves, enjoy breathtaking scenery, and immerse themselves in a professional-level cycling experience. Whether riders are looking to push their limits, enjoy a day on the bike with friends, or simply soak up the cycling atmosphere, these events provide an unforgettable experience for participants.

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Gran Fondo Hincapie – Lehigh Valley 2024

Emmaus, Pennsylvania Emmaus, PA, United States

Last Updated May 16, 2024 The Hincapie Gran Fondo - Lehigh Valley is a popular cycling event that takes place in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. The event is produced by Hincapie Events, the namesake being former world pro tour rider George Hincapie.  The event is part of the Hincapie Gran Fondo Series, a…

Gran Fondo Hincapie – Bangor 2024

Bangor, Maine 81 Railroad Street, Bangor, ME, United States

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Gran Fondo Hincapie – Greenville 2024

Greenville, South Carolina Greenville, SC, United States

Last Updated April 3, 2024 Gran Fondo Hincapie - Greenville is an extremely popular and well-run event that travels through South Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This is no ordinary cycling event—it’s a pilgrimage to the esteemed training grounds of George Hincapie, places he frequented in preparation for the Tour de France. Strambecco rates the…

Gran Fondo Hincapie – Merced 2024

Merced, California Merced, CA, United States

Last Updated March 24, 2024 - Note: 2025 event date and details are not yet confirmed The West Coast debut of the Gran Fondo Hincapie - Merced presents an unparalleled opportunity to ride alongside cycling legend George Hincapie through the captivating landscapes of California’s Central Valley and into the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada…

Gran Fondo Hincapie – Chattanooga 2025

Chattanooga, Tennessee 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN, United States

Last Updated May 11, 2024 Hincapie Events offers the ultimate cycling experience in Tennessee, the Gran Fondo Hincapie - Chattanooga 2025, which offers standard and junior entries for ~81-mile, ~55-mile, or ~10-mile routes for riders over 18. Picked by Strambecco as one of the Best Road Cycling Events in the Southeast and the Best Cycling…