Today's Date: April 21, 2014
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…
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…
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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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.
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.
Mark your calendars! The 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place on Sunday, September 28 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Registration for the 2014 event will open on January 1, 2014 at Noon. Participants will choose from three routes: the 35-mile Valley View Challenge, the all-paved 76-mile Shenandoah Mountain Adventure, and the 105-mile Alpine Loop featuring incredible mountainous dirt road climbs. A Finish Line Festival will provide a warm welcome for all cyclists returning from their adventure. Rider Sign-In, welcome receptions, and a pre-event dinner will take place on Saturday, September 27. Hosted by professional mountain bike racer Jeremiah Bishop and presented…
The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Boutique page has been updated with all remaining in-stock merchandise, including the 2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Jersey by Cutaway Clothing. Quantities are limited. If you’re shopping for yourself or for gifts this holiday season, place your order before supplies run out. Shipping is included in all costs.
Osmo Nutrition is the Official Hydration Sponsor of the 2013 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…
On course during the ‘Fondo, Alpine Loop and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure riders can look forward to enjoying a Mini Classic Ham or Mini Classic Turkey sandwich provided through a partnership with HoneyBaked Ham of Harrisonburg. Sandwiches will be available at one Rest Station along each: The Shenandoah Mountain Adventure and Alpine Loop routes. For information specific to each Rest Station, view the maps. Click here to visit HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg.
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