On October 27th cyclists and cycling fans are invited to celebrate the esteemed career of cycling legend George Hincapie at the Hincapie Gran Fondo in the Blue Ridge foothills of South Carolina. Cycling stars of the past, present and future will be joining the celebration, making for a fitting grand finale to Hincapie’s 19-year professional cycling career.
This year, Hincapie finished a record 17th Tour of Flanders and Tour de France while riding with the BMC Racing Team. His durability, tenacity and dedication to teammates made Hincapie one of the most respected riders in the cycling world.
The Fondo will start and finish at La Bastide, the 29-acre French country inn and estate in the Blue Ridge foothills recently purchased by Rich and George Hincapie. Adult riders will have three ride options—15, 50, and 80 miles—traveling along George’s favorite training routes ridden in preparation for races such as the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, and the Tour de France. The peek of leaves changing color will ensure a scenic setting, while kids can participate in a ride of their own.
To send George Hincapie off in style, there will also be exhibitors, food vendors, kids rides and local bands.
The Hincapie Gran Fondo is sponsored by Hincapie Sportswear, Medalist Sports, BMC, Greenville Hospital Systems, Bonk Breaker and Oakley. Proceeds will benefit three Greenville charities including Meals on Wheels.