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Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga

Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga

May 04 2024
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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Distances: 10, 55, 77 miles
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 2,000 or less Participants

At Gran Fondo Hincapie-Chattanooga, you’ll experience a cycling event unlike any other. George Hincapie, along with other cycling celebrities (past participants have included Cadel Evans, Bobby Julich, Lance Armstrong, and Christian Vande Velde), will join you for the ride, and in case you’re too excited to remember, we’ll have a personalized video made for each cyclist. There will also be on-site viewing screens, course and segment timing, live tracking and streaming, and live bands at the rest stops. And afterward, celebrate your finish with family and friends at our family festival, where food, drinks, and entertainment are free for everyone.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not. In fact, it’s a concept we’ve tested for six years with the original Gran Fondo Hincapie located in Greenville, South Carolina. Chattanooga, Tennessee is the perfect place for the second location of the ultimate cycling experience!

Family Festival

Family, friends, fans, and cyclists are invited to Gran Fondo Hincapie’s Family Festival. Enjoy free food, drinks, live music, and festivities in one of the nation’s most breathtaking cities. Stroll through the vendor garden, and check out products from our favorite cycling companies. Need something for the kids to do? We have children’s bike races and a fully equipped bouncy park.

The Rides

With 15-, 50-, and 80-mile routes, the Gran Fondo Hincapie-Chattanooga offers rides for every skill level. The 15-mile route, called the Piccolo, is a fairly easy route. The Medio is a shortened version of the Gran, with 50 miles of picturesque views of the Tennessee River and the city of Chattanooga. The 80-mile Gran includes epic climbs and challenging descents.

Gran Fondo

The ultimate route for the adventurous cyclist, the Gran route includes riding through a historic dam, the epic Sequatchie climb (KOM), and winding, European-style narrow roads. Distance: 80 Mi, Climbs: 3 / 2 Timed, Rest Stops: 3, Climbing Elevation: 5884ft

Medio Fondo

The Medio offers a scenic riverside ride with ascents up both sides of Aetna in a slightly shortened version of the Gran. Distance: 50 Mi, Climbs: 2, Rest Stops: 2, Climbing Elevation: 3032ft

Piccolo Fondo

The Piccolo follows an easy, family-friendly route from Dwell Hotel through the city of Chattanooga. Distance: 15 Mi, Rest Stops: 1

Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga

 

 

 
Start Located At: Chattanooga, Tennessee
 
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Friday, May 5

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Packet Pickup/On-Site Registration

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Night with the Stars 

Saturday, May 6

6:00 AM - 7:30 AM Final Packet Pickup/On-Site Registration

8:00 AM Ride Starts

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Family Festival & Expo

3:00 PM Awards Ceremony

Registration Fees

Gran $250 online/$275 on site

Medio $240 online/$265 on site

Piccolo $120 online/$145 on site

Included

INCLUDES: event jersey, timing chip, SAG support, fully-stocked rest stops, free food & beverage at the Expo

Live Tracking - You’ve been training for months. Now it’s time to show it off. Using the Gran Fondo Hincapie App, your fans can track your progress from the minute the ride starts to the moment you cross that finish line.

Live Streaming - Oh yea! We all saw that celebratory fist pump. With live streaming across all courses, your family and friends can watch your ride from anywhere in the world.

On-site Viewing Screens - If your fans are on-site but aren’t the cycling type, they can relax by a large screen and watch the live stream while sipping a beer.
Celebrity Cyclists - George’s friends from all over the world join the ride. Announcements coming soon!

Rocking Rest Stops - Not only are our rest stops stocked with water, energy gels and a variety of fruit and food. They also include live music from some of the most talented local bands. So while you stretch and recharge, the music will keep your adrenaline pumping.

Free Family Festival - You just put in some miles. It’s time to celebrate. Which means activities and bouncy houses for the kids, and craft beer and a big pot of paella for you. All FREE. Yep, you deserve it.

Comprehensive Timing - Some gran fondos record your total ride time. Others time your climbs. We time both. Go ahead—brag away.

Three Rides - No matter your skill level, there’s a route for you. The 80-mile Gran packs in plenty of epic climbs and challenging descents, while the 15-mile Piccolo is great for beginners. Can’t decide? Try the Medio.

Packet Pickups

Friday, May 5

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Packet Pickup/On-Site Registration

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Night with the Stars 

Saturday, May 6

6:00 AM - 7:30 AM Final Packet Pickup/On-Site Registration

8:00 AM Ride Starts

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Family Festival & Expo

3:00 PM Awards Ceremony

Prize / Race Categories

Gran

1st Place Male/1st Place Female

2nd Place Male/2nd Place Female

3rd Place Male/3rd Place Female

KOM Male/QOM Female

Age Groups:

Women's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the following age categories:

o   10-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Men's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the following age categories:

 

 

o   10-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Medio

1st Place Male/1st Place Female

2nd Place Male/2nd Place Female

3rd Place Male/3rd Place Female

KOM Male/QOM Female

Women's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the following age categories:

o   10-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Men's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the following age categories:

 

 

o   10-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Piccolo

Family Fun Fest Raffle Giveaways

 
Facilities
Parking
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Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Outriders
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads
 
Community
Volunteers
Bike Festival
Raffle
After Party
Kids Fondo
Free Training Rides
 
Features
Course Timing
KOM/QOM Competition
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 3
 
hincapiesports
Mar 07 2018 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville Rated #1 Gran Fondo in U.S. 2018
Nov 30 2017 - NEWS: Holowesko|Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources Welcomes BMC Switzerland as Bike Partner
Nov 20 2017 - NEWS: Growing number of cyclists join the Hincapie Cycling Society
Oct 31 2017 - NEWS: Holowesko|Citadel now also Supported by Arapahoe Resources
Oct 24 2017 - NEWS: Huge Fun at the Sixth Annual Gran Fondo Hincapie Greenville
Oct 19 2017 - NEWS: 2018 Gran Fondo Hincapie Greenville to be LIVE STREAMED
Sep 13 2017 - NEWS: 2017 Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville provides ultimate cycling experience
Oct 03 2017 - NEWS: George and Rich Hincapie Found Worldwide Cycling Club
Sep 07 2017 - NEWS: Hincapie Brothers Take Professional Racing Team to the Next Level
Aug 03 2017 - NEWS: Holowesko's John Murphy wins sprint in South Jordan
May 08 2017 - NEWS: George Hincapie and Jimmie Johnson to ride Assault on Mt. Mitchell
Oct 28 2014 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo Hincapie
Mar 16 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Merced
May 04 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga
Jun 01 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Lehigh Valley
Jun 22 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Bangor
Oct 19 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo HincapieGreenville
 
hincapiesports
Mar 07 2018 - NEWS: Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville Rated #1 Gran Fondo in U.S. 2018
Nov 30 2017 - NEWS: Holowesko|Citadel p/b Arapahoe Resources Welcomes BMC Switzerland as Bike Partner
Nov 20 2017 - NEWS: Growing number of cyclists join the Hincapie Cycling Society
Oct 31 2017 - NEWS: Holowesko|Citadel now also Supported by Arapahoe Resources
Oct 24 2017 - NEWS: Huge Fun at the Sixth Annual Gran Fondo Hincapie Greenville
Oct 19 2017 - NEWS: 2018 Gran Fondo Hincapie Greenville to be LIVE STREAMED
Sep 13 2017 - NEWS: 2017 Gran Fondo Hincapie-Greenville provides ultimate cycling experience
Oct 03 2017 - NEWS: George and Rich Hincapie Found Worldwide Cycling Club
Sep 07 2017 - NEWS: Hincapie Brothers Take Professional Racing Team to the Next Level
Aug 03 2017 - NEWS: Holowesko's John Murphy wins sprint in South Jordan
May 08 2017 - NEWS: George Hincapie and Jimmie Johnson to ride Assault on Mt. Mitchell
Oct 28 2014 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo Hincapie
Mar 16 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Merced
May 04 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Chattanooga
Jun 01 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Lehigh Valley
Jun 22 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo Hincapie Bangor
Oct 19 2024 - EVENT: Gran Fondo HincapieGreenville