Today's Date: September 2, 2015

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

2015 Event T-Shirts -

Monday, August 24, 2015

NEW: ‘Fondo Breakfast Items Offered -

Sunday, August 16, 2015

HoneyBaked Ham Sandwiches on Course -

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pre-Event Dinner -

Monday, July 27, 2015

Training Ride on Course -

Monday, July 13, 2015

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    Training Ride on Course

    Group Training Expedition: Sunday, August 23, 2015 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 2015 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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    Climb Shenandoah Mountain

    NEW for the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, there are now 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. Both routes include one (optional) timed KOM section on Virginia Route…

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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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    Experience the Valley

    NEW for the 2015 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 to remember! Don’t let…

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2015 Event Jersey

2015

  2015 Jerseys are in Production! The 2015 Jerseys are custom designed for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo by Cutaway Clothing. Jersey front and back feature a bold graphic design inspired by the mountains of the ‘Fondo. Jerseys features 3 elastic rear pockets, mesh side panels, full zip. Club Cut. See size chart. 2015 Jerseys are available for purchase with event registration or as a unique transaction on BikeReg.com. Now available jersey inventory is updated in real-time on event registration at BikeReg.com. Jerseys are available for purchase while supplies last and are guaranteed to be ready for pickup at event registration….

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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Pre-Event Dinner

                            Cycling Capital Celebration Pre-Event Dinner On the eve of the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, the Cycling Capital Celebration will take place Saturday, September 19, in the historic center of downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia at Capital Ale House. Tickets are only available in advance. The Pre-Event Dinner provides a warm welcome to Harrisonburg, and is a fun place to meet and mingle with other cyclists, celebrate and fuel up for the big ride ahead. Drop in between 6-8 p.m. and enjoy a dinner that’s a filling fuel-up for the next…

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2015 Host Hotel and Discounts

Reserve your 2015 Harrisonburg-area lodging as soon as possible! The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place Sunday, September 20, 2015. James Madison University will host a football game at Bridgeforth Stadium Saturday, September 19. Because of this and the Gran Fondo, all area lodging will fill months in advance. All lodging rates listed below are offered to Alpine Loop Gran Fondo participants first come, first served until hotels are booked. Do not delay. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – The Host Hotel of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo The Fairfield is offering discounts for Gran Fondo participants September 19-25,…

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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 at the 2015 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 are thrilled to have…

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2015 Event Jersey

  2015 Jerseys are in Production! The 2015 Jerseys are custom designed for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo by Cutaway Clothing. Jersey front and back feature a bold graphic design inspired by the mountains of the ‘Fondo. Jerseys features 3 elastic rear pockets, mesh side panels, full zip. Club Cut. See size chart. 2015 Jerseys are available for purchase with event registration or as a unique transaction on BikeReg.com. Now available jersey inventory is updated in real-time on event registration at BikeReg.com. Jerseys are available for purchase while supplies last and are guaranteed to be ready for pickup at event registration….