Gran Fondo Hincapie Lehigh Valley
June 4, 2022 • Valley Preferred Cycling Center
We have partnered with Hincapie to bring a Gran Fondo Spring Classic cycling race to the Lehigh Valley on June 4, 2022. You may be asking yourself, well what's a "gran fondo"? It's a style of cycling race that includes a very large number of riders. The phrase comes from Italian and loosely translates to "big ride". Events like this are popular worldwide, from Australia to Europe.
The Gran Fondo Hincapie Lehigh Valley will start and finish at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown and will welcome anywhere from 800-2200 people. Riders can choose from three course tracks, ranging from 15 miles to 80 miles, that include many of the covered bridges in Lehigh Valley. At the conclusion of the race, the Hincapie crew will host their signature Gran Fondo Hincapie Family Festival inside the Velodrome for all attendees and family members/guests to attend.
This is the first time Lehigh Valley is partnering with Hincapie to bring a Gran Fondo cycling event to the region.
"The inaugural Gran Fondo Hincapie Lehigh Valley will welcome visitors to a destination that appreciates and supports cyclists. Partnering with the Valley Preferred Cycling Center and incorporating the iconic covered bridges into the course routes combine our world-renowned cycling history with the old charm that enchants visitors to keep coming back." —Bree Nidds, Vice President of Sales, Discover Lehigh Valley.
Reserve your spot on the start line when registration opens Friday, July 16th. Registration Info
Drive In: 90 minutes west of New York City, 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, and less than three hours from Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley is in the center of the Northeast Corridor.
Fly In: Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) is conveniently located in central Allentown, PA. ABE flies nonstop to many leisure and business destinations aboard Allegiant, American, Delta, and United Airlines.
Valley Preferred Cycling Center
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center, also known as “T-Town” or the “Velodrome”, is located in Trexlertown and is proclaimed as the Bicycle Racing Capital of the World. Many Olympians, as well as recreational cyclists, have raced on the 333.3m concrete track and is the starting/finishing point for the Hincapie Gran Fondo Lehigh Valley in 2022. The Velodrome is the starting/finishing point for the Hincapie Gran Fondo Lehigh Valley in 2022.
Things to Do Nearby
The communities of Macungie, Emmaus, and Trexlertown thrive in keeping their hometown roots strong, while also attracting many consumers to the area. Check out the Lock Ridge Park/Furnace Museum in your downtime, or for any foodies, try a famous Yocco’s Hot Dog, at the nearby Emmaus location. Grab a pint and a bite to eat at Samuel Adams Brewhouse, conveniently located at The Center at Holiday Inn in Trexlertown, not far from the Velodrome.