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

The Challenge of the Alpine Loop

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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 dirt road mountain climbs – the toughest Gran Fondo in the States!

If you want to take on the Alpine Loop, you must be aware of the unique challenges presented by the road surfaces and terrain, and follow equipment requirements.

We welcome you to join in the adventure.

Route maps and profiles are available on the Route Page. Updates for 2018 will be made in the coming days.

2018 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Announced

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Mark your calendar to share in this Virginia cycling tradition.

Organizers of Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo have announced the 2018 edition of the event will take place September 30, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Registration for the event will open on BikeReg.com on February 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. The previous editions of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo have sold out in advance. Participants are encouraged to register early.

Hosted by professional cyclist Jeremiah Bishop, the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo has become a Virginia cycling tradition, featuring five outstanding cycling routes and an unmatched after-party.

Bishop nicknamed his favorite training route after the glorious mountain top meadows, winding climbs and hillside farms reminiscent of the Austrian, German and Swiss settings where he has competed. This magnificent scenery is the backdrop for the most challenging and adventurous Gran Fondo in the United States – now in its seventh year. The namesake route begins in Harrisonburg, Virginia and covers 108 miles featuring 11,500 feet of climbing.
In addition to the 108-Mile Alpine Loop, there are options that encourage and challenge cyclists of all abilities to join in the Gran Fondo. At 103, 78, 62, and 36 miles, these courses showcase the idyllic scenery that make Harrisonburg “The Cycling Capital” and Rockingham County famed riding destinations.

The event serves a charitable mission to support the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Build Our Park, and a variety of other local organizations and initiatives.

For more information, visit www.AlpineLoopGranFondo.com.

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2017 Supporters List

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Registrants for the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo are passionate in their support for the charitable mission of the event. The 2017 Supporter’s List is updated to include the following participants who have made additional contributions as individuals. Thanks to the following:

Champions of the Gran Fondo
Michael Bell
Jameson Cahill
Jorg Decressin
Andrew Huggins
GMike Rodgers
Michael L. Smith

Gran Fondo Supporters
Craig Beaumont
Steve Boward
Eddie Bumbaugh
Ed Edmundson
Adrian Halme
Christopher Peak
Grant Parker
Garrie Rouse
Michael L. Smith
Michael Zymowski

Friends of the Gran Fondo
Paul Allen
Steve Cook
Andrew Cowan
Wade Craig
Joseph Creed
Joseph Dugan
Jane Gray
Brian Howell
George Komatsoulis
John Lowell
Jeff Marco
Donna Markey
John McCann
Matt Parker
John Phifer
Luis Prudencio
Marc Quintyn
Allon Shiff
Cees van de Mortel

Outstanding Participants
Jose Cervera
James Chapman
Daniel Combs
Brandon Corbin
Giovanni Daniele
William Donahoe
Andrew Erwin
Norman Field
Timothy Fleming
Matthew Freund
Keith Hagg
Mary Haley
Lee Hemming
Dennis Houmard
David Ingels
Christopher Izenour
David Jiang
Drew Kolbeck
Eric Kreinar
Jerome Lard
Michael Lidik
Jeffrey Luker
John Maguire
Christopher McChesney
Sean McLaughlin
Paul McNutt
Catherine Mitchell
Clark Mitchell
Richard Morton
Skip Nelson
Major Nelson
Marc Quintyn
David Rattigan
James Roaf
Andrew Robson
Nikolas Rogers
Jacob Rykken
David Safford
Brian Sweeney
Cees van de Mortel
Dennis Wasitis
George Weightman
Tony Whetham
Roger Wilcoxen
Pete Wolfe
LC Yarnelle

Those who gave to the Gran Fondo Scholarship Fund
Steve Corbeille
Joseph Creed
Ed Edmundson
Alban Gaultier
John Maguire
Jon Markiewicz
John McCann
Joanne Neukirchen
Luis Prudencio
Allen St. Jean
Robert St. Jean
Michael L. Smith
Brian Sweeney
Marc Tremblay

and all who participated in the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Special thanks to those donors who contributed to the fundraising efforts of participants via the PledgeReg fundraising channels in support of the charitable mission of the event. Click on the following links to view PledgeReg fundraising totals and contributors:

The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project,

Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, and

Build Our Park

Learn more about the charitable mission of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

2017 Photos

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Photographs from the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo are now available.

The Bruce Buckley Photography team was onsite capturing images from the early morning hours, on course, at the Porsche Finish Line Photo Booth, the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project podium, and all around the finish line festivities.

Photos from the Photo Booth and Podium will be made available for free download in galleries that will be uploaded to Facebook.

A gallery has been published at BruceBuckleyPhotography.com – updates will continue to be added.

We are as excited as you are in anticipation of reliving the incredible experience of the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. If you have photos to share, please use the hashtags #AlpineLoopGranFondo on social media, tag Alpine Loop Gran Fondo on Facebook, and tag @JBsGranFondo on Twitter and Instagram.