Highlights of this year’s big ride

What makes the MSU Gran Fondo the #4 gran fondo in the nation? Scenic routes for cyclists of all skill levels, awesome Superfood Stops along the course, SAG support, an amazing Finish Line Festival – and of course, the support of our sponsors and participants!

Check out the highlights and new features of the fifth annual ride on June 24.

George Hincapie

Ride with a cycling legend. George Hincapie will be riding the 80-mile route! Mix and mingle with him at the Finish Line Festival.

Stainless steel tumbler

Awesome swag! This year’s participant packets are the best they’ve ever been. Here are just of few of the goodies: Stainless steel tumbler from Logospot​ with George Hincapie’s autograph, COOLA​ sunscreen, MSU Federal Credit Union​ SPF lip balm, Priority Health​ sport bag, KIND Bars​ as well as coupons from Herman Miller​, SpartanNash​, Moosejaw Mountaineering​, BISSELL​, Gran Fondo Hincapie​, The Mitten State​ and more!

2017 Gran Fondo Jersey

More prizes to win. Every participant can earn fundraising incentives like the 2017 commemorative jersey, a stainless steel MSU Gran Fondo growler and tickets to our VIP Party with George Hincapie!

2017 Trek

Top fundraisers could also win a Trek Domane, Zipp wheels and more.


Flash sale! (Expired)

Offer expired May 29, 2017

Special savings and prizes

We’ve got special incentives to celebrate our fifth annual ride on June 24!


Save $10 on registration if you register before 11:59 PM on Monday, May 29.
>> Register now, use promo code: FlashSale


If you register before 11:59 PM on May 29, you could win a pair of Oakley sunglasses or one of 50 MSU Gran Fondo branded Merrell jackets. You’ll get another chance to win for every $50 you raise for skin cancer awareness, prevention and research.

Winners will be notified by email after May 29.


MSU Gran Fondo branded Merrell spring jackets (50 available). Donated by Wolverine Worldwide.


Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Road Uranium Collection sunglasses (1 pair available). Donated by Oakley.


Check out the 2017 Fundraising Incentives to see how you can earn other prizes like a 64 oz growler, commemorative jersey and more! Plus, if you reach the $500 fundraising mark, you’ll get an invite to our exclusive VIP Party with special guest George Hincapie on June 23.

A family ride

3-dr-benaderet-with-bikeDr. David Benaderet is no stranger to the MSU Gran Fondo. He’s a five-time participant who has motivated others to join the cause from the very beginning.

He’s challenged colleagues and MSU alumni to ride, sponsored teams of medical students and earned a spot as a top fundraiser multiple times. All to give something back to his alma mater.

But this year, his involvement has taken on new meaning.

“Every time I rode the MSU Gran Fondo, I hoped that my son Jonathan would be riding with me next year. At age 28, he died suddenly… extinguishing that possibility,” said Dr. Benaderet.

His call to action in 2017: Make this a family ride.


Dr. Benaderet and his son Jonathan

“I believe our Gran Fondo provides an opportunity for parents and their adult children to reinforce their importance to each other.”

In his son Jonathan’s memory, Dr. Benaderet is making a generous offer to encourage families to participate in the MSU Gran Fondo together. He would like to sponsor a parent or child on every team, offering the opportunity for families to come together for a bigger cause.

If you’re interested in being sponsored by Dr. Benaderet, please contact him at (586) 206-0985.

Please note: This offer not valid for currently registered participants. Children 12 and younger are permitted on the 12-mile course only.