Today's Date: July 21, 2017

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

2017 Cycling Celebration Dinner -

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Training Ride on Course -

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Jersey Design -

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Registration Opens Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. -

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 Host Hotel -

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

US Foods Lends Support to Alpine Loop Gran Fondo


The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo organizers are proud to announce their partnership with US Foods in support of the 2013 event. 

As one of America’s leading foodservice distributors to restaurants, healthcare and hospitality facilities, government operations and educational institutions, US Foods chooses to make a positive difference in communities across America through donations and employee volunteerism; support of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is a natural extension of the company’s culture and heritage.

Through their partnership with the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, US Foods have fostered lasting connections between the cycling event and local restaurants – including Clementine Cafe and Hank’s Smokehouse – that will serve and supply the Gran Fondo and Cycling Capital Celebration.

Alpine Loop Gran Fondo event director Erin Bishop says, “The partnership with US Foods is beneficial to the organization and planning of our events, but also to the quality of our participants’ experience at the ‘Fondo and Cycling Capital Celebration. The high-quality meats, produce and other ingredients will be enjoyed by our guests and participants at both events.”


“We’re excited to work with US Foods to streamline our supply process, but also for the connections we’ve made with some of the restaurants they serve locally,” says Bishop. “US Foods shares our commitment to the environment, and takes steps to reduce their carbon footprint offer sustainable products – and those are priorities that our participants also value.”

To learn more about US Foods, visit their website or connect on Facebook.

Pavé to Dirt, Ready for the Roads

The challenge is a reward in itself - but wait until you see the views!

Wondering what to expect from the Alpine Loop and how to ready your road bike for the challenge?

The route is 105 miles, with smooth climbs and serpentine descents, but you’ve probably heard about the 11 miles of mountainous dirt roads that add to the adventure and allure of the Alpine Loop.

Get ready to roll over a variety of surfaces on the Alpine Loop

Get ready to roll over a variety of surfaces on the Alpine Loop

Check out the newest Page “Dirt, Tires and Gears” with a description of the varied road surfaces you’ll encounter along the route and equipment recommendations for your adventure.

You’re also invited to join the Alpine Loop Tire Discussion hosted at

Get Inspired by the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

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.

Training Rides: Save the Dates

Get Ready to Climb Training Ride Photo
Mark your calendar for these opportunities to join other riders to train for the Alpine Loop and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure.
  • Sunday, July 28
    Front Royal, VA
  • Weekend of August 24-25
    Harrisonburg, VA
    (This event will have an afternoon spin, equipment check and optional dinner, followed the next day by a big training ride on course and Q&A session.)

These fully-supported rides will help you ready for the challenge of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Both events will be lead by Jeremiah, with assistance from other professional cyclists. Expect a taste of some steep climbs and dirt roads (if you’re training for the Alpine Loop). Entry includes ride snacks, drinks, SAG vehicles, meal, and Q&A discussion.

Full details for each event will be posted by June 21.

2013 Event Registration Open


Registration for the 2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is live on

The 2013 event includes the 105-mile Alpine Loop; 75-mile Shenandoah Mountain Adventure; and 35-mile Valley View Challenge.

Regular registration is open through midnight, August 31. Registration will close earlier when field limits have been reached.