Today's Date: February 20, 2018

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

2018 Alpine Loop Route Announcement -

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 Host Hotel -

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Registration Opens Feb. 1 -

Friday, January 26, 2018

Experience the Valley -

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Climb Shenandoah Mountain -

Monday, January 1, 2018

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, and most beautiful, gran fondos in the US is just a few hours north from our home office, up in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo was founded by multiple-time mountain bike champion Jeremiah Bishop to raise money for a great cause and highlight some of his favorite training roads in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ve ridden this challenging route before – it’s definitely a ride you won’t soon forget! So before the big ride, on September 20, 2015, we thought that we’d check in with Jeremiah and see what’s up with his year, and what changes are in store for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.”

Read the full interview with Jeremiah.

Men’s Journal “Best Gran Fondos in America”


Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo named among Men’s Journal “10 Best Gran Fondos in America.”

“You don’t need to speak Italian to know that Gran Fondo stands for badass bike ride. The actual translation is debatable – some say it means “big ride” and others “great endurance” – but the one we like is “great foundation.” That’s exactly what you’ll need to take on one of these mass-start event that have been a cycling culture staple since Italians first introduced them more than 100 years ago.”

Read more at Men’s Journal.

2016 Registration is Open!

Alpine Loop Gran Fondo - September 28, 2014 Harrisonburg, Virginia

The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Registration for the 2016 event is now open. Registration will remain open until Friday, September 26, 2014 – or until field limits have been reached. (In previous years, the 107-mile route has reached capacity in advance of the event.)

Participants are encouraged to take advantage of early registration discounts through March 31.

Pre-event dinner tickets will be offered through August – or until event reaches capacity in advance.

We look forward to sharing the adventure and celebration with you in September 2016!

2015 Event Video


“Take your road bike where no ride bike has gone before!”

A glimpse of the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo by Adventure Seen.

2015 Supporters List


Additional support from the following outstanding individuals and teams allowed the charitable impact of the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project to be greater than ever before! In 2015, over $10,000 in financial contributions and tangible goods were provided to event beneficiaries, community groups, youth programs, rescue squads and local service organizations. Supporters List updated October 15, 2015.

Gran Fondo Champions
Robert Anderson
Jeremiah Bishop
Jorg Decressin
William Dodge
Kelly Kavanaugh
Jim Duncan
David Dupree
Robert Hess
John McCann
GMike Rodgers

Joe Cloud
In Memory of Robert and Helen Cloud

Dan Netzer
In Memory of Bob Brooks

Barry Sherry
In Memory of Jake “The Hero” Grecco and Alex Shepherd

Michael Smith
In Memory of Harold G. Smith

Gran Fondo Supporters
Michael Bowen
Eddie Bumbaugh
Claire Chiamulera
Joseph Creed
Andrew Cowan
Marijke Dupree
Cam Lewis
Luis Prudencio
Mike Sabin

Friends of the ‘Fondo
John Bullen
Mark Butts
Carol Clark
Peter Dula
Scott Frizner
Anna Green
Jonathan Howell
Michael Joyce
David Karasik
Roger Kasch
Patrick Leanman
John Metz
Craig Odell
Clay Perfall
Michael Reynolds
Garrie Rouse
Gretchen Sallah
David Scollop
Michael Reynolds
Pete Wolfe

Fondo Participants
Kell Achenbach
Jose Acosta
Kari Anderson
Joey Brown
Parrish Brown
Jen Butler
Vuk Djokovic
Laura Cook
Matthew Freund
Michael Gan
Holly Garriock
Tim Guilford
Stephen Hess
Andrew Huggins
Gregg Hyde
Jason Kuper
Kevin Lavin
Sean McLaughlin
Fred McMurry
Edward Murphy
Robert Prender
Marc Quinten
Aaron Rogers
Nikolas Rogers
Philip Rosenberg
David Safford
Nathan Samras
Douglas Schneider
Luca Scuriatti
Thomas Wise
LC Yarnelle,
and all the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo entrants.

Inspired to add to the impact? Join us for the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo!