Today's Date: August 30, 2016

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    Experience the Valley

    Returning as classic routes for the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, there are two ways to experience the renowned riding of the Shenandoah Valley: The Valley View Challenge and Mt Solon Metric Century! These routes offer an experience for cyclists of all abilities. The Valley View Challenge is a 36-mile route that 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…

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    Climb Shenandoah Mountain

    For the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, there are two ways to experience the challenge of Shenandoah Mountain without having to take on the dirt road climbs of the Alpine Loop: the Shenandoah Mountain Adventure and the Shenandoah Mountain Century. The Shenandoah Mountain Adventure offers an amazing challenge of 77 miles with over 6,500 feet of climbing on some of the most ideal mountain roads around! Following the same mountain climbs with additional miles, the Shenandoah Mountain Century serves up 100+ miles with 7,800 feet of climbing. Introduced in the 2015, the Shenandoah Mountain Century proved to be an instant…

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    The Challenge of 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 107 miles featuring over 11,000 feet of climbing and two dirt road mountain climbs – the toughest Gran Fondo in the States! If you want to take on the Alpine…

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    2016 Training Ride on Course

    Group Training Expedition: Sunday, August 21, 2016 You are invited join in a group training ride designed to help ready riders for the Alpine Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes of the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. At the training event, participants who are ramping up for the Alpine Loop should be prepared to tackle a 71-mile ride with 7,000+ feet of climing, including unpaved roads. Equipment should be suitable for the conditions. Riders training for the Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure can expect a 61-mile ride with 6,000 feet of climbing on entirely paved…

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    Free Prostate Tracker for ‘Fondo Friends

    You probably track your miles, heart rate, watts and more; and now you can track your annual PSA levels, with a FREE ProstateTracker account thanks to the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project partnership with Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Click here to visit ProstateTracker.org to learn more and create your free ProstateTracker account.

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The Journey of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

2014

Majestic scenery along wild mountain roads sets the scene in the Adventure Seen video of the 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project. This incredible film will give you a glimpse of the inspiring journeys taken by cyclists who join Jeremiah Bishop in riding the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. The 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place Sunday, September 20, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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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Loopie Partners with 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

Commemorate Your Cycling Achievement with Personalized Printed Artwork Cyclists can celebrate their completion of 2016 The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo with a personalized Loopie print – a beautiful and lasting reminder of a great day on the bike. A Loopie is an accurate but artistic representation of your ride, including mapping, elevation, distance and speed. Combining the aesthetics of fine art with elegant data visualization, the result is a personal and permanent reminder of an epic ride. Loopie uses GPS data to create beautiful and personalized printed artwork. Each print is an accurate but artistic visualization of the Alpine Loop Gran…

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BICYCLING Magazine: Alpine Loop #1 Road Climb with a View

In its Ride Destinations column, BICYCLING Magazine has curated their selection of  “mountain passes that promise jaw-dropping vistas along with major bragging rights” in its feature Top Road Climbs with a View; naming the Alpine Loop #1 on the list. Nicknamed by professional mountain bike racer Jeremiah Bishop, the Alpine Loop is among his favorite training rides and the namesake for the annual event the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project. As BICYCLING tells it, “This 104-mile loop starting in Harrisonburg delivers a quad-burning 11,000 feet of Blue Ridge Mountain climbing, complete with two dirt road sections…

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Join the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Strava Cycling Club

The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Club is the Strava Community for cyclists training for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo: Alpine Loop Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes. It’s the place to encourage, share and motivate for the big day – or just show your friends the crazy riding you’ve done! A select amount of meet-up style group rides will also be announced via the Strava Club site. Keep up the great riding!

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Performance Bicycle Blog: Questions with JB Before the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

The team from Performance Bicycle HQ regularly takes part in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. This year, in advance of the event they sat down with Jeremiah to get the inside scoop; what to ride, how to train and what to expect? “When it comes to a big goal event to aim for during the year, you can’t do much better than a gran fondo. A term imported from Europe, gran fondos are big organized rides in scenic locations, that feature a few timed sections, usually climbs, thrown in to keep things interesting. Luckily for us, one of the toughest,…