The Cliffs Expands Cycling Program in Western South Carolina

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Cycling Superstar George Hincapie

The Cliffs Expands Wellness Program with Hincapie

Staying active at The Cliffs which features not one, but seven health and wellness oriented communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Carolinas, has become even more exciting as a result of alliance with cycling superstar George Hincapie. The world class cyclist who competed in 17 Tour de France competitions, 5 Olympic Games and won 3 US National Road Race Championships has joined The Cliffs as the Director of Cycling and will host 8 guided tours for residents annually.

Through a synergy with the Hotel Domestique, owned by Hincapie, The Cliffs’ residents will also be able to ride along side this championship cyclist at one of the many events that will be hosted at the hotel. The luxurious 13 room hotel is nestled in the rolling hills of The Blue Ridge Mountains and is situated near many of the Cliffs communities. At Hincapie’s hotel, residents can rent bikes and enjoy the hotel’s amenities as well as sip on wine and celebrate a challenging day of conquering the mountains. All levels of riders are encouraged to participate.

Hincapie, a former New York native, moved to Greenville South Carolina to accommodate the robust cycling culture there. Residents can enjoy the scenic journey of the 469 mile Blue Ridge Parkway which attracts cycle enthusiasts from all over the country. The 10,400-acre Dupont State Recreational Forest (DSF/DSRF), located nearby in the Blue Ridge Mountains, offers mountain bikers nearly 100 miles of varied trails and biking routes. There are also miles and miles of cycling paths that weave through the Upstate foothills. The Cliffs is proud to have "Big George" join in its efforts to provide the ultimate in health and wellness experiences within The Cliffs communities.

The Cliffs also received accolades from the Wall Street Journal as one of most sought after communities when it comes to luxury living and a "bike friendly" developments. After sending its journalists and photographers to the region, The Cliffs received resounding reviews on its cycling program and the increased appeal of its property locations in attracting Baby Boomers who have taken up the sport. The addition of Hincapie to its team of wellness professionals provides priceless value to retirees seeking to enjoy the fountain of youth living in a resort-style neighborhood.

Some of the upcoming rides with Hincapie include the following:

Climb with George Hincapie - January 25th through January 29th, 2015
Mountain Bike with George Hincapie - February 22nd through February 26th, 2015
Tune Up for Triathlon - April 26th through April 30th, 2015
Climb with George Hincapie - July 26th through July 30th, 2015
Climb with George Hincapie - August 23 through August 29th, 2015.
For more information on the cycling events at Hotel Domestique, call 864-516-1715.

The evolution of aging in the last decade has encouraged many folks over the age of 50 to embrace the art of cycling as a way to stay fit and as an alternative to a sedentary lifestyle. Cycling is a total body workout and is considered one of the most effective ways to ward off the signs of aging. Cycling, in addition to providing an excellent cardiovascular workout, tones the legs, arms and even stomach as the core is activated throughout the course of the ride.

Additionally, increased stamina, coordination and elevated moods are also side effects of this highly popular sport. It is non-impact and allows even senior riders the opportunity to keep joints agile while enjoying the scenery the Carolinas have to offer at The Cliffs health and wellness oriented communities.

When considering that perfect place to relocate to centered around the great outdoors, one must consider The Cliffs on the top of the list. The Cliffs is a collection of seven premier private, luxury residential communities located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the western Carolinas, between two of the nation’s top award-winning cities for quality of life - Greenville, South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina. The Cliffs’ suite of amenities for members includes seven championship golf courses, five wellness centers, 21 restaurant and private event venues, clubhouses, marinas, beach club, tennis complexes, equestrian center, hiking trails, wine clubs, an organic farm and more than 1,000 year-round social activities to create timeless experiences. Homes at The Cliffs range in price from $500,000 to $4 million; homesites, from $100,000.

For more information about The Cliffs, visit or call 866-411-5771.

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