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Mountain Biking & Cycling

Riding high in the Carolinas.

It’s easy to see why The Cliffs attracts golfers, tennis and hiking junkies and wellness aficionados. But if you are a cyclist — whether road or mountain — there is nowhere in America you’d rather be. Traffic? Not here. Trails? Think soft, supple and manicured. Inside our gates and for miles in every direction this is heaven on earth. And our thriving riding clubs are happy to have to draft.


On Wheels

Group Rides

Every season, our riders set out over hill and dale, finding friendly stops along the way for a tune-up and conversation at the many local bike shops.

world-class instruction

The Cliffs cycling community is led by 17-time Tour de France rider George Hincapie, who is joined by fellow Tour veterans Christian Vande Velde and Bobby Julich.


Members have the inside track on the best routes and times to ride, none of which are more spectacular than when autumn lights up over our mountains.

Led by legends

meet the Cycling pros

Led by The Cliffs’ cycling trifecta — Director of Cycling and 17-time Tour de France finisher George Hincapie, Cycling Guides and fellow legends Bobby Julich and Christian Vande Velde — the growing peloton of cyclists that call The Cliffs home explore challenging, exhilarating routes both inside and outside our gates. In addition to group rides, this unparalleled collection of experts hosts educational roundtable discussions, skill clinics and more.

George Hincapie


George Hincapie has ridden in more Tours than anyone ever — seventeen in all. After settling in Greenville and opening a cyclist-friendly boutique hotel, Hotel Domestique, just minutes from Glassy, Mountain Park and Valley, he partnered with The Cliffs to develop special programs and leads private and group rides year-round.

Christian Vande Velde


Christian Vande Velde’s cycling career includes a 2008 Team Time Trial victory at the Giro d’Italia; a 2011 Tour de France Team Time Trial win and Best Team victory; and he is a two-time top 10 Overall Tour de France finisher (2008 and 2009). Now known as the voice of cycling for NBC and NBCSN, Christian is vocal about his passion for the sport and eager to share his advice and experience with our members.

Bobby Julich


One of the only Americans ever to finish on the podium in the Tour de France, Bobby Julich brings his unparalleled experience and passion for the sport to The Cliffs’ growing group of avid cyclists. As Cycling Guide, he leads group rides, skill clinics and more. He is best known for his expertise in the time trial — one that brought him overall wins at Paris-Nice, the Eneco Tour and Critérium International, as well as a silver medal in the 2004 Olympic Games time trial.
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