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