Feb 2013 22

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Last year Renaissance And Masher closed out a grand cycling season with a “gran fondo,” or big ride! We took on the challenge of the Blue Ridge foothills at United States pro cycling legend George Hincapie’s retirement ride. The Hincapie Gran Fondo in South Carolina was a great way to bring the good weather, busy part of the cycling season to a final downhill, but not before we climbed a few uphills at this venue. There were a few negatives, but mostly positives. All in all, we highly recommend putting this ride on your 2013 schedule if possible. Scroll down the page a little to read our official review from last season, and definitely check out the cool video posted by Renaissance Man.


This year the event boasts some new features including early registration discounts, VIP packages, and a cross country 5K run. Sign up before March 1 and save $$$ on fees. The Gran Ride (longest route) includes a very nice cycling jersey. The VIP packages are limited, and not for us, but I’ll guess they will sell out. For more info, please visit the official site & tell them RAM Cycling sent you: