Today's Date: April 23, 2017

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 Host Hotel -

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Announced -

Monday, January 16, 2017

Experience the Valley -

Monday, January 2, 2017

Climb Shenandoah Mountain -

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Frame Your Loopie with Special Offer from The Frame Factory

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Celebrate your completion of the 2016 The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo with a personalized Loopie print – a beautiful and lasting reminder of a great day on the bike; and now you have the option to take advantage of a special offer from The Frame Factory & Gallery to have your Loopie professionally custom-framed.

The owner of The Frame Factory & Gallery, Dana Harshbarger, has curated a selection of framing materials that complement the design of the personalized Loopie prints.

When you order your Loopie, you have the option to select ship directly to the Frame Factory. After your Loopie is ordered, simply call or e-mail The Frame Factory to begin the process of selecting your custom-framing package.

The Frame Factory & Gallery will donate 5% of the cost of each framing package to the charitable mission of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. This contribution is made possible by the donation of their labor and expertise, not by marking up the cost to you. In fact, these framing packages are being offered at a significant retail discount especially for Gran Fondo participants. We appreciate your choice to use this cycling-friendly woman-owned small business. Allow 4-6 weeks from order of personalized Loopie print to receipt of framed artwork.

Display Your Personalized Loopie Print in Custom Framing From:
The Frame Factory & Gallery
Phone: 540-433-2667
139 North Liberty Suite 101

Following are framing options that have been especially selected to complement the design of you Loopie.

Poster Package

Package includes choice of basic finish metal frame, regular glass, acid-free dry-mounting, and fitting. Framing is professionally assembled, cleaned and ready to hang. Poster Package frame choices: Contrast Grey, Matte Black, or Anodic (shiny) Black.

Loopie Print size A3; finished size: 19 1/8″ x 14 1/4″ $89+ VA sales tax
Loopie Print size A2; finished size – 26” x 19 1/8”
 $109+VA sales tax

Premium Poster Package
(Displayed in Florentine Grey frame on dark version of Loopie)

Package includes choice of premium finish metal frame, regular glass, acid-free dry-mounting, and fitting. Framing is professionally assembled, cleaned and ready to hang. Premium Poster Package frame choices: Florentine Gold or Florentine Grey.

Loopie Print size A3; finished size: 19 1/8″ x 14 1/4″ $129+ VA sales tax
Loopie Print size A2; finished size – 26” x 19 1/8” $149+ VA sales tax

Fine Art Package
(Displayed on light version of Loopie, shown in Florentine Silver frame with Alloy mat.)

Package includes choice of premium specialty finish metal frame, regular glass, acid-free, lignin-free specialty mat, and fitting. Framing is professionally assembled, cleaned and ready to hang. Fine Art Package frame choices: Black, Silver or Grey in a Brushed Florentine finish. Fine Art package specialty mat choices: Graphite or Alloy.

Loopie Print size A3; finished size: 24 3/8″ x 19 3/8 $169+ VA sales tax
Loopie Print size A2; finished size – 29 3/8” x 26 3/8” $189+ VA sales tax

All packages can be upgraded to non-glare glass for an additional $10. Framing package prices do not include personalized Loopie print, or the cost of shipping, if necessary.

LIVE Timing and Results

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We are LIVE on course from the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Follow riders as they pass through Prostate Cancer Awareness Project King of the Mountain timing points and arrive at the finish line.

Complete results are available here.

Bib #s Assignments – Sign-In Tips

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2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Onsite Sign-In and Packet Pick Up will take place:

Saturday, September 24, 2-6 p.m.
Brothers Craft Brewing Brewery and Taproom
800 N Main Street,
Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Sunday, September 25, 6-7:30 a.m.
Turner Pavilion / Start & Finish Line Festival Location
228 S Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia

For those able to, please make every effort to sign in on Saturday. Event-day sign-in is for those unable to arrive on Saturday. Do not wait!

At Sign-In you will to do two things before approaching the Registration Tables:

  • Sign a USA Cycling Waiver and Release
  • Lookup your bib # on lists provided, and write it on the upper corner of your Waiver.

YOU DO NOT NEED A USA CYCLING LICENSE – ANNUAL OR ONE-DAY – TO PARTICIPATE. (However, USAC license holders may be eligible for supplemental medical insurance coverage.)

To make the sign-in process simpler for yourself, you can do either or both prior to arriving:

Riders can collect someone else’s number and packet IF: they bring the absent rider’s signed waiver and release with them. Please do not “do your friend a favor” and collect his/her number and packet without asking them first – this leads to confusion.

After you complete the Sign-In process, riders who purchased additional merchandise, jerseys and meal tickets will receive those items at the Merchandise section of the registration area. You will be asked to sign for receipt of your items.

Please remember, event t-shirts were guaranteed onsite to participants who registered by September 9. Remainders will be available while supplies last. Event t-shirts will not be mailed to riders who do not attend the event.

Any unclaimed jerseys purchased will be mailed following the event, shipping charges may apply.

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Event Brief 2016

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All the details you need to arrive prepared for the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo!

The final event newsletter was published on Monday, September 19.

It can be viewed by following this link.

 

Route Maps, GPS Downloads

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2016 routes are ready for download and turn-by-turn event-day use.

Route maps for the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo are viewable on the Routes page. To download or print cue sheets, click “view full route” in the upper left corner of the desired route frame on the routes page.

‘Fondo preparations are in the final stages. We look forward to sharing the adventure with you in just a few days!