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Cyclists Fight Skin Cancer At Sixth Annual MSU Gran Fondo

More than 1,600 participants will bike through scenic West Michigan on June 23 for the sixth annual MSU Gran Fondo

The timed, non-competitive cycling event benefits MSU College of Human Medicine’s skin cancer awareness, prevention and research.Italian for “big ride,” cyclists of all skill levels will ride 10, 25, 40 or 80 miles. Some participants are avid cyclists with a passion for these types of “mass-start” events, while others are riding to honor a loved one or their own battle with skin cancer.

More than 1,600 participants will bike through scenic West Michigan on June 23 for the sixth annual MSU Gran Fondo

All routes start and finish in downtown Grand Rapids with the longest route’s halfway point at Lake Michigan. Riders enjoy superfood stops along the route and celebrate at the Finish Line Festival with live music, craft brews and a grand feast.

The MSU Gran Fondo is a nationally recognized cycling event, drawing participants from across the country, including George Hincapie, a 17-time Tour de France cyclist.
Since the event began, the MSU Gran Fondo has raised more than $810,000 and funded several promising skin cancer studies, including research on a new drug that stops the spread of melanoma by 90 percent.

Those who fundraise can earn commemorative gear and exclusive experiences such as a cycling jersey, joining George Hincapie at the High-Carb Dinner and much more. Top fundraiser prizes including a luxury cycling getaway, custom bike wheels and other gear.

Since the event began, the MSU Gran Fondo has raised more than $810,000 and funded several promising skin cancer studies, including research on a new drug that stops the spread of melanoma by 90 percent.

Participants will enjoy:

  Post-ride outdoor Finish Line Festival featuring craft brews, a grand feast and live music
  Scenic route to Lake Michigan and back highlighted by a beach destination
  Gilmore Catering’s Superfood Stops along the route
  Limited edition MSU Gran Fondo t-shirt
  Chance to win other fundraising prizes
  Individual timing and results posted onsite and online
  Support wagon and mechanical support
  Secure bike parking 

   

Ride with George Hincapie

George Hincapie is one of the most well-known names in the cycling world. He competed 17 times in the Tour de France and won three U.S. National Road Race championships.

On June 23, he'll back in Grand Rapids to ride the MSU Gran Fondo with you.

Register for the MSU Gran Fondo on June 23 at msugranfondo.com.

High-Carb Dinner with George Hincapie

Sponsored by Wynalda Packaging
June 22, 6 PM at The B.O.B
Enjoy a high-carb pasta dinner before the big ride and hear from one of the world's most recognized cylcists! This dinner is open to participants at the $250 fundraising mark or higher. RSVP requested by June 11.

VIP Reception 

Sponsored by Wynalda Packaging
June 22, 5:30 PM at The B.O.B.
An exclusive opportunity to meet George Hincapie before the High-Carb Dinner. This exclusive event is open to participants at the $500 fundraising mark or higher. Invitations will be emailed.

Top Fundraising Prize: Luxury Cycling Getaway

Sponsored by Advantage Benefits Group
Two nights stay for two at George Hincapie's renowned Hotel Domestique in South Carolina, plus two $500 airfare vouchers. You’ll be transported to a cyclist’s paradise and experience the breathtaking vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After the ride of a lifetime with George Hincapie, you’ll enjoy a fine bottle of wine and exquisite dinner with the cycling legend. Learn more about fundraising prizes

Ride with George Hincapie at the MUS Gran Fondo