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, 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.
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.