OCT

19

2024

Gran Fondo / Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville

Ride through South Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on routes George Hincapie traveled when training for the Tour de France. With awe-inspiring views, celebrity cyclists, and careful attention to safety, the original Gran Fondo Hincapie in Greenville, South Carolina, has received stellar reviews and topped numerous charts. New for 2023: Age group awards will be given for Gran & Medio courses.

Calling all Juniors! Learn more about our Junior Challenge ride held during the Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville event.

 

Our Gran Fondo Hincapie Greenville also offers exclusive VIP packages. Upgrade your ride experience today!

 

Event Details

Location: Greenville, SC

Date: October 18 - 19 2024

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Jersey

Free Event Jersey

Chip

Free Timing Chip

Water Bottle

Fully Stocked Rest Stops

Car

SAG Support

Camera

Participation Medal and Photo

Rides /

Choose From 3 Different courses

FIND YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE. CHOOSE YOUR RIDE. START TRAINING.

Gran

Stunning views, challenging climbs, and fast descents 
await our Gran cyclists!

One of George’s favorite training rides for the Tour de France, the Gran route will not disappoint with epic climbs including the infamous Skyuka Mountain KOM and switchbacks on Green River Cove.

SAFETY NOTE: Carbon clincher rim brake wheels are not permitted on the Gran course for the Greenville event, as the descent down Skyuka is extremely steep. They are permitted on the Medio and Piccolo courses. Disc brake carbon wheels are allowed on all courses.

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Ride Details

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Elevation:

8,100 ft

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Climbs:

4/4 Timed

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Rest Stops:

4

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Medio

Stunning views, a monster climb, and an epic descent await our Medio cyclists!

The Medio offers cyclists the picturesque view of the Blue Ridge Foothills in a slightly shortened version of the Gran.

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Ride Details

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Elevation:

4,156 ft

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Climbs:

2/2 Timed

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Rest Stops:

3

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Piccolo

A fun course that features manageable challenges is what we have on tap for our Piccolo Family Fun Ride participants!

The Piccolo Family Fun Ride follows an easy, family-friendly route from Hotel Domestique. This rolling, hilly loop is great for beginners and still includes the beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are no awards given out for top finishers on this course, but we will raffle off a few prizes for all Piccolo finishers (must be present at the Awards Ceremony to win).

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Ride Details

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Elevation:

1245 ft

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Climbs:

1

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Rest Stops:

0

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Night with the Stars /

The Cliffs Celebrity Chef Dinner presented by Tower Virtual Bank

Fuel for the ride ahead. The night before the ride, join us at Hotel Domestique for an evening sampling culinary creations from top chefs, paired with a specially selected wine. While you indulge, take advantage of the intimate setting to speak with chefs and celebrity guests. You might find yourself riding next to them on Saturday!

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Event Schedule /

The Upcoming Itinerary

OCT

18

2024

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Hincapie Warehouse Sale

10 Road of Vines Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Our Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville Warehouse Sale is back this year! This is a great opportunity for you to grab some fresh new cycling clothing at excellent prices.

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OCT

18

2024

11:00AM – 6:00PM

Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

If you pre-registered for Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville, you’ll need to pick up your packet to get everything you need for the big day—plus a few extras from our great sponsors. On-site registration is available for last-minute decision-makers as well. Event merchandise will be available for purchase, but quantities and sizes are subject to availability. Size exchanges at the event are available after the ride start on Saturday.

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OCT

18

2024

3:00PM - 6:00PM

SRAM Happy Hour

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Grab your packet and stick around for Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville Happy Hour presented by SRAM! Our friends at Think Tank Brew Lab are providing some tasty complimentary beverages for everyone to enjoy.

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OCT

18

2024

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Celebrity Chef Dinner

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Fuel for the ride ahead. The night before the ride, join us at Hotel Domestique for an evening under the stars sampling culinary creations from the country’s top chefs. Enjoy each course with a glass of wine selected by a master sommelier. While you indulge, take advantage of the intimate setting to speak with chefs and celebrity guests. You might find yourself riding next to them on Saturday!

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OCT

19

2024

6:00AM - 8:30AM

Final Packet Pickup and Registration

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Plan to arrive extra early in case there is a line. You will need time to park and ride your bike to the start. On site registration will shut down promptly at 8:00 to allow the timing company a chance to get the final database synced over in time for the start.

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OCT

19

2024

9:00AM

Ride Starts

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Riders will line up on a first come, first served basis. Lineup starts at 7:30 a.m. All riders must be in line by 8:45 a.m.

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OCT

19

2024

11:00AM - 5:00PM

Family Festival & Expo

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

We are a family friendly event, so bring your family and friends to celebrate with you when you cross that finish line at our Family Fun Festival! Our Vendor Expo, free food, beverages and a whole lot of fun await!

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OCT

19

2024

11:30AM

Piccolo Awards Ceremony

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Be sure to stick around for our Piccolo awards ceremony!

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OCT

19

2024

3:00PM

Awards Ceremony

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Celebrate our top cyclists after your ride under the big screen at the Family Festival. Gran Award Details: Men’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall KOM & QOM Men & Women’s 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in the following age groups: 10-18 19-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-60 70+ Medio Award Details: Men’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall KOM & QOM Men & Women’s 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in the following age groups: 10-18 19-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ *All awards are based on gun time and not chip time Other Awards: Junior KOM for Suck Creek Climb *All awards are based on gun time and not chip time

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OCT

19

2024

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Gran Fondo Hincapie Greenville After Party

Hotel Domestique 10 Rd of Vines, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Finish off the weekend with a celebration at Hotel Domestique! Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres on Saturday evening as we share stories about the day and hang out with George and the pros. This party always sells out, so grab your tickets early.

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Plan Your Trip /

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Getting Here

Our race is a located 25 miles from Greenville Spartanburg International Airport. We're also less than two hours away from major airports in Atlanta and Charlotte.

Visit Greenville

Where to Stay

From historic inns to camping grounds, we've secured special rates at several locations in Greenville and Travelers Rest. Find the perfect accommodation before and after your ride.

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Where to Park

Parking is available at 3751 Highway 11, Travelers Rest 29690.

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Bike Shipping

Take your bike to Greenville without the hassle of traveling with it. Ship your bike with BikeFlights.com and pick it up at a local bike shop when you arrive in town.

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Become a Volunteer /

Riding the bike isn't your thing?

We love hosting volunteers as much as we love hosting riders. Spend time hanging out with awesome people while passing out rider packets, handing out finishing medals or helping set up – among other things. We’ve got plenty of ways to help and plenty of time slots to fit your schedule. All our volunteers receive a FREE t-shirt along with a rider pack that includes swag from our sponsors! Visit our signup page and find something that works for you!

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Gran Fondo / Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville

Don't miss your chance to ride with the pros!

Event Details

Location: Greenville, SC

Date: October 18 - 19 2024

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