$10,000 in prizes!!!
The road to seventeen Tour de France finishes, spring classic wins, and national championships must start somewhere, right? For George Hincapie, learning to ride, win, and lead a team started from an early age in countless events across the country. Giving back to the sport we love so that it can grow both at home and abroad is a priority. We also believe that riding a bike should be FUN; what better way to accomplish this than to give Junior riders their own stage at this year’s Gran Fondo Hincapie–Greenville! By the way—we’re putting $10,000 up for grabs.
The Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge is proud to offer an unprecedented combined $10,000 prize purse.
(All award winners must be present at the awards ceremony at 3:30 pm to be eligible for payout.
No payouts will be mailed or distributed after that time.)
Who is the Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge for?
The Junior Challenge is for everyone ages 10–18 who wish to compete. Racing age is determined by each participant’s age on December 31st, 2022.
What is the registration price?
The registration price for the Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge is $35.
Is free registration still available for juniors who just want to ride and not compete?
Yes, junior riders 18 and under can still register to ride the Gran, Medio, or Piccolo events for free. These participants are not included in the junior challenge but will still enjoy all the fun and festivities of Gran Fondo Hincapie!
What course does the Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge ride?
All Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge riders will follow the medio course. The total distance will be 49 miles. Course information can be found here
Do I need a USA Cycling or UCI Racing License to participate in the Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge?
Yes, each participant will need to present a current 2022 USA Cycling or UCI license at packet pickup. If you do not have a current USA Cycling License, Junior licenses are free and you can get one here.
Do USA Cycling rules apply to the Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge?
Yes, all USA Cycling rules and policies, including junior gear restrictions, will apply. More information can be found here
How will participants in the Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge line up at the start?
All participants in the Gran Fondo Hincapie Junior Challenge will have their own staging and start corral. All riders must be in the staging corral in front of Restaurant 17 no later than 8:30 AM. USA Cycling Officials will provide instructions promptly at 8:30. Riders will be called to the start line at 8:45 AM.
Is a parent or legal guardian required to be present at the event?
Yes, a parent or legal guardian 18 years of age or older is required to sign a waiver at packet pickup and be present on event day.
Can participants have team or personal SAG support on course?
No. For safety reasons no team or personal vehicles will be allowed on course. There will be neutral SAG support provided and three fully stocked rest stops. Any participant found receiving personal SAG or feed will be disqualified.
When and where do we do roll out?
Roll out will be done at 12:15 PM after the ride at the staging corral in front of Restaurant 17. Any participants finishing after this time should see the official at the finish line for roll out.