Osmo Nutrition is the Official Hydration Sponsor of the 2014 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 has been developed to maximize the rate of fluid absorption into the body and uses only the highest quality natural ingredients – like organic fruit.
All participants in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will receive a special online discount for future orders placed with Osmo Nutrition.
The crest of Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo honors the spirit of adventure and the heritage of the Alpine Loop. The emblem features a silhouette of Shenandoah Mountain, with Spruce Knob and the western Appalachian ranges beyond. The 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Event Jersey features silhouettes of these mountains (back and side panels) in a clean, contemporary design by Cutaway Clothing.
Jerseys that are purchased in advance of the event will be waiting for you at Rider Sign-In and Packet Pick-Up at the ‘Fondo.
2014 Jerseys are custom designed for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo by Cutaway Clothing. Feature three elastic rear pockets, full zip. Club Cut.
A variety of locally-owned farm-to-table and international restaurants call Harrisonburg home, making it easy for you to take a “Culinary Trip Around the World” right here in the Shenandoah Valley.
The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is proud to work with local restaurants to provide participants with high-quality choices and local ingredients. From the fully-catered training rides, the Cycling Capital Celebration and pre-event dinner, to rest station supplies and the Finish Line Festival, even the fabled volunteer after-party; you’ll enjoy the local flavor at the ‘Fondo!
Your mouth will water when you read the complete listing and menu samples from the incredible lineup of dining opportunities waiting for you in Harrisonburg.
When you plan your visit to Harrisonburg, the hard part will be deciding which of these unique culinary establishments you will taking a bite out of?
This year, Virginia’s Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance was recognized as one of three winners of the GAMSA awards. Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is one of the beneficiaries of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. HDR works closely with the event to make every participant’s visit to Downtown Harrisonburg an outstanding experience.
Great Main Streets combine good design, historic preservation, public-private partnerships and business incentives in order to create a very special kind of place—a place where people want to live, work and play. The three winners of the 2014 National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA) are masters at doing just that.
A 2014 Great American Main Street Award winner, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance (HDR) has led a remarkable transformation of Harrisonburg, Virginia, using the Main Street Approach to reinvigorate its historic downtown. Thanks to HDR’s efforts over the past 10 years, Harrisonburg has become a cultural destination renowned for its farm-to-table cuisine and beautifully preserved buildings dating to the city’s past as an agricultural powerhouse and county seat. Former commercial buildings have been converted into housing for young professionals, while new tax incentives are luring tech startups downtown and creating jobs.
Since HDR was formed in 2004, nearly 800 new jobs have been created, tax revenues have increased $2 million and real estate value has risen to more than half a billion dollars. Much of the economic growth can be credited to partnerships between the city and HDR’s economic development committee, which formed several programs to attract new businesses. In addition, the Downtown Technology Zone provides tax incentives for qualifying businesses to locate downtown.
Getting listed in the National Register of Historic Places—and becoming eligible for historic tax credits—was another key step toward revitalizing downtown. Following that designation, local developers have used tax credits to transform historic buildings into modern, mixed-use developments that have boosted retail and added downtown housing. Now, downtown Harrisonburg is a destination that draws visitors from all over the region and beyond. Learn more.
On September 28, 2014, when the start-gun sounds, we’re all in it together. At this ‘Fondo, everyone lines up – in no particular order – and sets out on the parade-style start through Downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia.
That said, there are a few ways to get up front for the fun. Cancer survivors come first. This special group of riders celebrates the adventure like no one else can and we want them to have a front row seat. Next to be called – by name – to the start line are the ‘Fondo Champions and Teams. We welcome anyone to ride (and give) in extra support of the event’s charitable mission, and are excited to recognize the efforts of those who do. Last, we like to call up some of the professional cyclists in the field – but don’t expect them to stay at the front for long; these riders make their way through the peloton and enjoy the camaraderie of the ‘Fondo along the way.
We look forward to setting out on this great adventure with you!