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The Ultimate Cycling Experience

The Gran Fondo Hincapie is more than just a “big ride.” It’s a multi-day cycling celebration with scenic rides, live music, and a family festival with free fun, food, and drinks. Join thousands of cycling pros, celebrities, weekend warriors, and first-time riders in the excitement of the Gran Fondo Hincapie hosted by George and the family. Choose between a shorter Piccolo, a mid-length Medio, or a longer Gran ride on one of the scenic routes mapped and tested by George Hincapie. The event is a chance to connect with other cycling enthusiasts and indulge your passion for cycling, no matter your skill level. Questions? Check out our FAQs.

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Gran Fondo Hincapie Events

Bentonville – 
Bangor – 
Chattanooga – 
Greenville – 
Lehigh Valley – 
Merced – 

Choose from six Gran Fondo Hincapie rides in 2024. Each event has three course options, so there’s a ride for everyone.

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A Little Bit About Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo Hincapie is the ultimate cycling experience. Created for riders of all levels, our Gran Fondo Hincapie events provide a scenic tour of the host cities, show you the best views, forge new friendships, and celebrate as you cross the finish line. Whichever race you choose, this will be a ride you never want to forget.

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Rockin’ Rest Stops

Stretch. Refuel. And listen to some tunes.

Family Festival

Bouncy houses, cotton candy, food and beer—all free for you and your family

Celebrities and Pros

Past participants include Patric Dempsey, Cadel Evans, Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins

Podium Awards

All Gran Fondo Hincapie have a podium ceremony following the ride including overall to age group winners.

Results on site

Riders can view their results as they cross the finish line at our results tent!

Food & Brew

Enjoy the ride. Food and drinks are on us.

Gran Fondo FAQs

Want to know more about how a Gran Fondo Hincapie works? Here are some general answers that may help, but if you're looking for more specific answers check out our FAQ section.

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A Gran Fondo is Italian for a “big ride” that includes a timed race, scenic routes, sustained climbs, and days of festivities for cycling pros and newbies. Thousands of cyclists start the race en masse and enjoy hours of cycling across a beautiful landscape. 

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