Today's Date: December 2, 2016

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

LAST CHANCE 2016 Event Merchandise -

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2016 Jersey Special Opportunity -

Friday, September 30, 2016

2016 Event Photos -

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Get Your Ridge Supply Alpine Edition Socks Before They’re Gone -

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Frame Your Loopie with Special Offer from The Frame Factory -

Monday, September 26, 2016

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    2016 Event Photos

    The Bruce Buckley Photography team was on the course and at the Start and Finish of the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. The team captured thousands of images of the day. A highlight gallery has been posted, with thousands of images coming soon. Galleries will be posted at the site linked above.

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    Frame Your Loopie with Special Offer from The Frame Factory

    Celebrate your completion of the 2016 The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo with a personalized Loopie print – a beautiful and lasting reminder of a great day on the bike; and now you have the option to take advantage of a special offer from The Frame Factory & Gallery to have your Loopie professionally custom-framed. The owner of The Frame Factory & Gallery, Dana Harshbarger, has curated a selection of framing materials that complement the design of the personalized Loopie prints. When you order your Loopie, you have the option to select ship directly to the Frame Factory. After your Loopie…

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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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The Journey of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

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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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LAST CHANCE 2016 Event Merchandise

By popular request, the sold-out 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jersey is now available for re-order for a limited time. By completing an order, you are guaranteeing a 2016 event jersey will be produced especially for you. Orders will be accepted until Friday, October 14, at 5 p.m. Full-size Alpine Loop Gran Fondo event posters and pottery items are also available. If you are looking for another way to commemorate your adventure, be sure to check out the Loopie prints that have been designed especially for each of the five routes of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. These prints are of…

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2016 Jersey Special Opportunity

By popular request, the sold-out 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jersey is now available for re-order. By completing a purchase, you are guaranteeing a 2016 event jersey will be produced espeically for you. Orders will be accepted until Friday, October 14, at 5 p.m. From that time, production is estimated at 6 weeks. Costs included shipping. The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo poster that was displayed at the Cycling Celebration and Finish Line Festival was very popular among participants. By request, it is being offered in standard poster size prints of 24″ x 36″, which will arrive rolled and ready…

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Get Your Ridge Supply Alpine Edition Socks Before They’re Gone

Ridge Supply, designers of limited edition cycling socks made in the USA, have partnered with the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo and introduced an Alpine Edition of the classic Skyline Dawn sock design. The Ridge Supply booth was onsite all weekend at the Gran Fondo, so most participants stocked up, but you can find this limited edition design on the Ridge Supply website until Friday, October 7th. 

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LIVE Timing and Results

We are LIVE on course from the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Follow riders as they pass through Prostate Cancer Awareness Project King of the Mountain timing points and arrive at the finish line. Complete results are available here.