2017 Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville provides ultimate cycling experience
Live video, live tracking app, free family festival, rocking rest stops, and pro cyclists are just a few reasons why thousands of cyclists are flocking to Greenville, South Carolina for Gran Fondo Hincapie
2,500 cyclists are preparing to take on the challenge of the sixth annual Gran Fondo Hincapie in upstate South Carolina on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Gran Fondo Hincapie has topped charts and received stellar reviews for the cycling celebrities in attendance, as well as its careful attention to safety, on-site viewing screens, course and segment timing, live streaming, live bands at the rest stops, and free family festival.
The event offers three standard routes of 15, 50 and 80 miles along the scenic Blue Ridge Foothills, with exciting challenges for cyclists of every level and ability. The 80-mile Gran packs in plenty of epic climbs and challenging descents, while the 15-mile Piccolo is ideal for beginners, and the 50-mile Medio for is great for those not wanting to bite off more Fondo fun than they can chew!
The FREE family festival is packed with free food (including the famous big pot of paella), drinks, craft beer, and live music before, during, and after the ride. The festival also includes activities and bouncy houses for the kids, making it a great day out for the whole family.
On the course, you’ll be taken care of as well. Gran Fondo Hincapie’s rest stops aren’t your typical rest stops just stocked with water and energy gels. In addition, they offer a variety of food, including sticky buns, chicken fingers, Pickle Juice, and other food options. Every rest stop also includes live music from some of the most talented local bands to keep your adrenaline pumping while you stretch and recharge.
Perhaps most anticipated are the pro cyclists in attendance each year. This year’s lineup includes cycling greats Christian Vande Velde, Bobby Julich, and Erik Zabel. Also attending are endurance mountain bike racer Jeremiah Bishop and Aqua Blue Sport cyclist Larry Warbasse, who took the US Pro men’s road race championship title this year. And Gran Fondo Hincapie wouldn’t be complete without a few members of Holowesko|Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear in attendance. This year brings fan favorite TJ Eisenhart, as well as Brendan Rhim and Mac Brennan.
Each year, the Gran Fondo Hincapie continues to innovate, and this year promises to be better than ever. New this year is a live tracking app so your friends and family can keep up with you on the route. Also added are more cameras along the course to capture even better live footage that will be streamed online (including on Gran Fondo Guide), as well as broadcasted on large screens on-site. The event will also supply a personalized video for each cyclist—each rider is filmed at the start, finish, and all timing stations.
Winners of the Gran Fondo Hincapie receive the ultimate prize—a Canyon Bike. Last year’s recipients were Conor Schunk and Debbie Milne.
Register now for Discounted Rates
Register online before September 30, when online registration closes. You’ll still be able to register on-site the day of the race, but the price is increased.
The V.I.P. Packages promise a next level experience and are available on a very limited basis. For more information, please go to http://granfondohincapie.com/vip-packages/
Cyclists from Canada, the Cayman Islands, France, Mexico, Denmark, Japan, Brazil, and Great Britain have registered for Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville. Will you be riding?
About Hincapie Events
Hincapie Events offers races and rides for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. From the season-opening Hincapie Spring Series to the ultimate cycling experience of the Gran Fondo Hincapie series, the events create a community of cyclists and celebrate the sport of cycling.
The first addition to the Gran Fodo Hincapie series will take place in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 5, 2018, beginning and ending in downtown Chattanooga, and have a similar feel and same ride distances as the Greenville Gran Fondo Hincapie .
Hincapie Events is among the many companies within the Hincapie brands, which also include Hincapie Sportswear, Hincapie Custom, Hotel Domestique, Experience Domestique, Restaurant 17, and Holowesko|Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear.