2025

Gran Fondo / Lehigh Valley , Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley

Here’s your chance to join George Hincapie in Lehigh Valley on his favorite style of ride – The Spring Classics. We’re rolling the short climbs of Flanders, the smooth dirt sections of Strade Bianche, and the iconic velodrome finish of Paris-Roubaix all into one epic ride. And of course we’re following it up with our signature Gran Fondo Hincapie Family Festival with beverages and free food at the finish. This will be one ride you won’t forget!

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Location: Lehigh Valley, PA

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Free Event Jersey

Chip

Free Timing Chip

Water Bottle

Fully Stocked Rest Stops

Car

SAG Support

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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!

Gran riders will venture out onto the best roads that Lehigh Valley has to offer: 78 miles, 13 sectors of “Pennsylvania Pavé”, 7 bergs (short steep climbs), 3 covered bridges, and the stadium atmosphere of a finish at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. This is the Ultimate Cycling Experience for the rider looking for their next adventure, challenge, and a taste of the European spring classics. 7.2 total miles of gravel.

SAFETY NOTE: We suggest using a road bike with 25c or larger tires, as it is the best option for the overall riding experience on this course. Although each course features short sections of unpaved roads, 90% of the Gran and Medio courses are paved. The Piccolo course features a very short 1/10th of a mile section of dirt.

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Ride Details

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Elevation:

5,732 ft

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Climbs:

5 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 distance at Gran Fondo Hincapie has the same Belgian style of the Gran route with a shorter course option. Medio riders will be treated to a 53-mile course featuring 11 sectors of “Pennsylvania Pavé”, 5 bergs (short steep climbs), 3 covered bridges, and the rocking stadium atmosphere of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center as they finish. 5 total miles of gravel.

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Elevation:

3,716 ft

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Climbs:

3 Timed

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Rest Stops:

2

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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 is perfect for the cyclist looking to dip their toes into the Gran Fondo Hincapie experience. Piccolo riders will enjoy the rolling hills of Lehigh Valley and the stadium atmosphere of a velodrome finish at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.

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Elevation:

832 ft

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Climbs:

1

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Rest Stops:

0

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Night with the Stars /

The Best Pre Ride Party

Night With The Stars is the best pre-ride party you can imagine, right in the heart of all the action. Join George Hincapie on Friday night for great food and top rated wine, all in the ambiance of the world famous Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Join us to watch the friday night races with all VIP's.

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Event Schedule /

The Upcoming Itinerary

2025

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

If you pre-registered for Gran Fondo Hincapie-Lehigh Valley, 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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2025

12:00PM – 5:00PM

Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

If you pre-registered for Gran Fondo Hincapie-Lehigh Valley, 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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2025

7:00PM - 10:00PM

A Night With The Stars

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Night With The Stars is the best pre-ride party you can imagine, right in the heart of all the action. Join George Hincapie on Friday night for great food and top rated wine, all in the ambiance of the world famous Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Join us to watch the friday night races with all VIP's.

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2025

6:00AM - 7:30AM

Final Packet Pickup and Registration

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

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 7:30 to allow the timing company a chance to get the final database synced over in time for the start.

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2025

8:00AM

Ride Starts

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Start corrals will open promptly at 7:15AM. All riders must be in their corrals no later than 7:45AM.

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2025

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Family Festival & Expo

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

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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2025

12:00PM

Piccolo Awards Ceremony

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Be sure to stick around for our Picollo awards ceremony!

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2025

2:30PM

Awards Ceremony

Valley Preferred Cycling Center 1151 Mosser Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Gran Award Details: Men’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Men & Women’s 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in the following age groups: 10-18 19-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ Medio Award Details: Men’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Men & Women’s 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in the following age groups: 10-18 19-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ Other Awards: *All awards are based on chip time and total combined climbs

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Welcome to Lehigh Valley, PA

Lehigh Valley, Pa. is home to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, as well as dozens of small towns – Emmaus, Nazareth, Hellertown, Bangor, and more – and picturesque boroughs, all peppered with parks, trails, and waterways ready for exploration.

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Getting Here

Lehigh Valley is a convenient drive from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington DC. For those further away, Lehigh Valley International Airport is located 15 miles from the event.

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Where to Stay

Use the link below to explore our partner hotel; the Hyatt House in Lehigh Valley.

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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 / Lehigh Valley , Pennsylvania

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