Hincapie Gran Fondo

Hey guys I wanted to say Thank you for what you did for us on Saturday. I have nothing but rave reviews about how you guys conducted yourselves and made people feel special and important. The most positive comments I’ve gotten for the whole weekend was you guys and what you did for the ride. I think lots of rides will start copying us now with this type of service but none will have the quality and professionalism you guys showed.
We really appreciate it! Thank you!
Rich Hincapie

Hey guys,

I just wanted to let you know that we have received RAVE reviews about your team yesterday. Having course marshals that were able to ride along side people and offer help or encouragement went such a long way for so many people. You really added a huge asset to our event and we are extremely grateful – most other events do not offer this service so going out of your way to make sure everybody was taken care of has really helped to push the Gran Fondo to another level.
Drew France
Hincapie Sportswear


Pendleton Place

On behalf of Pendleton Place for Children and Families, I would like to send a sincere thank you for your generous donation to our organization. Your generous in-kind donation of apples given on June 4, 2013 will help us to fulfill our vision of creating a community where children are safe, families are strong, and victims become whole again. We are so grateful! 

Thank you again for your generous support! I can tell you first hand that the smiles I see here are because of donors like you. 

Lauren Scoggins, Director of Development

Ride 4 Animal Care

Thanks for setting up such a great ride today...tough course, but lots of fun! And, thanks for stepping out and reflecting Christ to the cycling community.

"Let your light shine before the world in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven."

Kim Morrow, MA 
Healthy Lifestyle and Sports Performance Coaching

One of the best local organized rides I have been on... Here is to this event becoming a staple of the local cycling community. Vince and the people from FinishStrong along with all the volunteers from Animal Care really did a fabulous job. Amazing turnout for a 1st time ride. Thanks!

Jamie Cole

Really well done, challenging but scenic ride!

Donna Wade

Congratulations on a wonderfully successful event. What a great turnout and the Pierson loop is one of my favorite rides and the weather couldn't be any more perfect. 

Vance Ferrigno, CSCS*D, FAFS
President F3 Training Systems, LLC




I just wanted to thank you and the Finish Strong organization for the large food donation you delivered to us. This organization would never be able to assist the large number of clients if it were not for wonderful organizations like Finish Strong. We look forward to partnering with you guys in future endeavors. Please feel free to let me know if we can be of assistance to your organization in any way.

Suzanne Kolb, Director




On behalf of the entire McCurdy family, I wanted to say "thanks" to everyone involved with Finish Strong. Your organization is truely a blessing to our community. Our benefit ride was an extremely kind gesture, and we are forever grateful. The money helped us "jump start" our journey to financial security.

Warmest Regards,
Rene, Mike, Trevor, Madison, Henson and Ryleigh McCurdy




Finish Strong was able to help a family who's house burned down on January 13, 2012 through donations from a Grace Church Community Small Group who donated clothes, shoes, toys and household items to help get this family back on their feet again. We will continue to pray for this family.




Rodney is a hard working young man who rides his bike to work everyday to a local downtown restaurant. Rodney has been lucky to not have any serious injuries as he has been hit 3 times on his bike. Each time he was hit, his bike suffered more injuries until he could no longer ride it. Through the help of Gusto Cycles and an anonymous donation, Finish Strong was able to provide Rodney with a new fixed gear bike with lights to help him on his late night treks home.




It was a great day at the races! This was a huge event that had riders from the South Carolina coast all the way up to Tennessee. This was the South Carolina mountain bike cross country championship final, also known as the 2012 Race to the River at Harbison State Forest. It was part of the Maxxis Southern Classic Series. I know that was a mouth full but, you can call it whatever you want. I had a large amount of interest in the jersey and your organization. People were asking about it, taking pictures, and wanting to know where they could get a jersey or T-shirt. In fact, as I was racing toward the finish line trying to hold off another competitor, I heard someone from the crowd yell, "FINISH STRONG"! I was able to tell them about you and direct them to the website. I was shocked at the amount of attention it drew and I found myself surrounded by a group of believers that I otherwise would not have known. There was another guy that works in youth ministry that said that he would like to get a jersey and that he is very entrenched in the mountain bike community in Greensboro, NC. I will definitely wear it in future events hoping for the opportunity to brings believers together and to share the gospel. Thanks again for the opportunity to represent you and Jesus Christ while have a lot of fun. I hope you like the pictures.




"Vince, the sense of community at Pedal for PAALS was overwhelming yesterday. The support of family, friends and people I didn't even know plays over and over in my mind and my heart. It wasn't just the generosity of giving to support PAALS, but the encouragement to our family, the offer of understanding, and the caring words of so many. Pedal for PAALS is just one of the many examples of how God takes a circumstance in your life and uses it for good. We are truly thankful and blessed."




We just wanted to thank you for your contribution to KB Charitable Trust used to purchase basketballs for all the kids in Bel-Aire for Christmas. We wish you could have seen their faces when they all received their own ball. Your gift brought a lot of joy to these kids!

Finish Strong has been a great blessing and encouragement to us over the years. This ministry is far bigger than any one person or organization and it is people like you who make it possible. God is doing great work in Bel-Aire, and we are so thankful for your part in His ministry. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. May God richly reward you for all you have done.

Brent and Linda Sanders