The South Carolina, USA town of Greenville will hold a day of celebration for George Hincapie (Discovery Channel) on September 9. Hincapie was the winner of Stage 15 of this year's Tour and is the only teammate to accompany Lance Armstrong during his record seven Tour de France victories.
George Hincapie Day festivities will include a parade up Main Street and special presentations by Greenville Mayor Knox White and other dignitaries, followed by live music at Greenville's Main Street Jazz and children's amusement activities.
Bicycle club and organization members are invited to walk with George in the parade beginning at Broad Street and continuing up Main Street to the Hyatt Regency Greenville. Five representatives from each club or organization will be permitted to ride their bicycles in the parade leading their respective groups, while additional group members are encouraged to show their support by walking behind their leaders in the procession. A special bicycle wheel salute will be conducted near the main stage at Main Street near the Hyatt. Riders will salute George by holding up the front wheel of their bicycles as he proceeds to the stage for the presentation ceremony.
Interested club and organization presidents should contact Megan Ray on +1 864-467-4485 or at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before August 31, 2005 to confirm their group's participation in the parade.