Today's Date: September 18, 2014

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

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    Shenandoah Mountain Adventure

    The Shenandoah Mountain Adventure offers an amazing challenge: 76 miles with over 7,000 feet of climbing on some of the most ideal mountain roads around! The route is all-paved and includes one (optional) timed KOM section on Virginia Route 33 up the eastern side of Shenandoah Mountain. Riders love the wide-open winding road leading into West Virginia. There, you’ll enjoy a few miles meandering alongside the headwaters of the Potomac River. The route’s hidden gem: a serpentine climb up the western side of Shenandoah Mountain on the newly-paved Moyers Gap Road; a treat you’ll only get to enjoy if you’re…

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    The Alpine Loop; Mountains Worthy of a Grand Tour, the Grit and Character of a Classic

    Jeremiah Bishop’s favorite training route earned its nickname with glorious mountain top meadows, winding climbs and hillside farms reminiscent of the Austrian, German and Swiss settings where he has competed. Now this magnificent scenery is the backdrop for the most challenging and adventurous Gran Fondo in the United States. The route begins in Harrisonburg, Virginia and covers 105 miles featuring over 11,000 feet of climbing and two dirt road climbs – the toughest Gran Fondo in the States! The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo provides the opportunity and inspiration for individuals and teams to take on great challenges in support of…

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    Valley View Challenge

    The Valley View Challenge is a must-ride for cyclists of all abilities. This 35-mile route showcases the idyllic scenery and country roads that make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia famed riding destinations. The route is almost entirely paved; we’ve thrown in a few brief connectors on little dirt roads, over low-water bridges and up country lanes – and they make the experience one to remember! Don’t let the “Valley” fool you; this route offers a great challenge with over 2,600 feet of rolling climbs and a steep jaunt up Mole Hill. The final miles of the Challenge roll through the…

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Adventure Seen Video

2013

Scenes from the 2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project were captured by Adventure Seen and the Joe Foley Photography team; resulting in an inspiring glimpse of the amazing journey that’s shaped Jeremiah Bishop and all the cyclists who have joined him for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Get Inspired by the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

2013

The incredible talents of videographer Scott Wooten and the Joe Foley Photography team came together to capture an amazing glimpse into the adventure of Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo! The result is sure to inspire.

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Shenandoah Alley to Perform at ‘Fondo

The popular Harrisonburg, Virginia-based band Shenandoah Alley will perform at the Finish Line Festival of the 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Shenandoah Alley has a self-described “hard-driving grunge-grass style” inspired by the natural beauty and bluegrass traditions of their Allegheny surroundings. The band is comprised of Nick Boucher: Guitar; Blake Cramer: Bass; Eric Shy: Banjo; Michael Stover: Dobro Shenandoah Alley will perform from 3:15-4:45 p.m. at the Finish Line Festival. Admission is free. Spectators are welcome to purchase Festival meal tickets, only available in advance. Beer will be available for purchase onsite, cash only, to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition….

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Osmo Nutrition – The Official Hydration Sponsor of The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

Osmo Nutrition is the Official Hydration Sponsor of the 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Osmo Hydration Stations featuring Osmo Active Hydration products will be located along the Valley View Challenge, Shenandoah Mountain Adventure and Alpine Loop routes to keep all ‘Fondo participants properly hydrated for the best ride possible! Olympic medalists, Tour de France riders, and pro triathletes know hydration is critical to top performance. That’s why they’ve replaced their sponsors’ drinks with Dr. Stacy Sims’ hydration formulas for years. Osmo Active brings the benefits of Stacy’s hydration science to everyone. Increase Power Output Improve Endurance Reduce Cramping Osmo Active has…

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Welcome Back, Porsche of Charlottesville

                            We are happy to give a warm “welcome back” to Flow Automotive and Porsche of Charlottesville as returning members of the ‘Fondo family. You can expect many exciting opportunities leading up to and at the 2014 Gran Fondo – thanks to Flow Automotive and Porsche of Charlottesville! General Manager Porsche of Charlottesville, values the partnership. “Occasionally in the automotive industry, an opportunity arises to create a partnership in which all members share the same values, energy and excitement,” he says. “Porsche of Charlottesville and Flow Automotive…

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Local Flavor – Harrisonburg; A Dining Destination

A variety of locally-owned farm-to-table and international restaurants call Harrisonburg home, making it easy for you to take a “Culinary Trip Around the World” right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is proud to work with local restaurants to provide participants with high-quality choices and local ingredients. From the fully-catered training rides, the Cycling Capital Celebration and pre-event dinner, to rest station supplies and the Finish Line Festival, even the fabled volunteer after-party; you’ll enjoy the local flavor at the ‘Fondo! Your mouth will water when you read the complete listing and menu samples from the incredible lineup…