Gran Fondo Hincapie – Merced
Join George Hincapie in 2024 for a true gravel cycling experience through the rolling hills and open grasslands of California’s Central valley. Our first West Coast Gran Fondo Hincapie starts in the heart of Merced, CA and takes you on an epic adventure into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Celebrate your adventure afterwards at our family festival, with free food and beverage.
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 city 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 2 hour, 61 mile-, and 84-mile routes, the Gran Fondo Hincapie-Merced offers rides for every skill level. The 2 hour route, called the Piccolo, is a fairly easy route. The Medio is a shortened version of the Gran, with 61 miles of picturesque views and gravel roads of the California countryside. The 80-mile Gran includes epic climbs and challenging descents.