2021 Safety Info


May 1, 2021

Our top priority has always been to ensure the safety of all participants, volunteers, staff, and members of the local community, and we also want to deliver the Ultimate Cycling Experience. Whether you’ve already signed up or are still on the fence, we wanted to share some of the changes that you can expect.

Mandatory Mask Zones

We ask that all attendees, volunteers, and staff do their part to help keep each other safe. This will require not only social distancing when possible, but wearing masks in designated Mask Zones. Mask Zones will include but are not limited to: packet pickup/registration, start corral, rest stops, and vendor/food areas of the post-ride festival. Ample signage will be staged around the event area and our fantastic volunteers and staff will be happy to assist with any questions.

On-Site Registration

On-Site Registration will be available this year on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.

However, we strongly encourage riders to pre-register to avoid waiting in lines and minimizing close contact.

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Starting line at Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga

Start Corral

The 2021 edition of Gran Fondo Hincapie – Chattanooga will use a “Socially Distanced Mass Start”. Riders will line up in assigned corrals on designated start spaces. This will allow us to provide proper social distancing inside the Start/Finish Corral. Masks covering the nose and mouth will be required for all riders and volunteers in the Start/Finish Corral.

Riders will be assigned to corrals based on their anticipated average ride speed and/or groups that wish to line up together. This will allow for smooth departure from Downtown Chattanooga. All corrals will start together at 8am.

Rest Stops

As rest stops are a highlight of all Gran Fondo Hincapie events, we are putting in a large amount of time and effort to ensure we deliver the same quality of service. All while focusing first on the safety of all riders and volunteers. This year you can expect individually packaged food, plastic barriers on tents, touchless bottle refills, increased hand sanitizing stations, along with many other precautions.