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

KOM Results and A Note About Timing

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Mid Atlantic Timing has published results from the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project King and Queen of the Mountains Contest. Due to an unfortunate occurrence on the course, some timing data was not collected. For notes on the awarding of KOM jerseys, please refer to the following. For access to complete timing data, which differs from the KOM contest as awarded, please follow this link.

The following categories were recognized following the event:
King and Queen of the Hill
5-year age groups – Valley View Challenge

King and Queen of the Hill
5-year age groups – Mt Solon Metric Century

King and Queen of the Mountains
5-year age groups and overall – Shen. Mtn Century and Shen. Mtn Adventure combined
Note: Timing equipment at the summit of KOM #1 was damaged by a vehicle that drove off the shoulder midway through collecting data on these participants. Because of this, some participants will see 00:00:00 for their KOM #1 time. To equalize the impact of this unfortunate event, we chose to remove KOM #1 from the contest when awarding jerseys, instead of only considering only those whose times were recorded. We take this contest very seriously and are disappointed by the incident. In deciding how to recognize the winners, we felt this was the fairest solution. If you recorded your climb on GPS or other device, you are welcome to share that info with Mid Atlantic Timing so the entirety of your participation can be reflected in the data. Updates to KOM #1 will not impact the way the KOM jerseys were awarded.

King and Queen of the Mountians
5-year age groups and overall – Alpine Loop
Note: Timing equipment at the summit of KOM #1 was damaged by a vehicle that drove off the shoulder before every participant in the Alpine Loop route crossed that checkpoint. Because of this, some participants will see 00:00:00 for their KOM #1 time. To address the impact of this unfortunate event, we looked at the data, and saw that those riders who had the consistently fastest times on #2 and #3 were also among the majority of Alpine Loop route participants to cross the summit of KOM before the damage occurred. Because of this, it seemed that the KOM contest would not be significantly altered at the highest placings if we had access to the data that was not able to be recorded. For some of the high age groups, KOM #1 was disregarded for the KOM results. We take this contest very seriously and are disappointed by the incident. In deciding how to recognize the winners, we felt this was a fair solution in keeping with the spirit of the contest. If you recorded your climb on GPS or other device, you are welcome to share that info with Mid Atlantic Timing so the entirely of your participation can be reflected in the data.

Couples Conquering Cancer (and the Mountain)
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This competition was also impacted by the issues facing the Alpine Loop and Shenandoah Mountain Century and Adventure routes data collection atop KOM segment #1. Because of this, we deferred to the results on the Mole Hill Timing Segment. Results are shown below:

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For any questions, updates or technical concerns, please complete a Correction Request.

Unclaimed Merchandise

JERSEY 2017

If you registered for the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo and purchased a jersey but were unable to attend, your jersey will be mailed to you by Wednesday, October 3 via USPS first class shipping.

Unclaimed event t-shirts were made available to participants who registered after the t-shirt guarantee deadline and to event volunteers and will not be shipped.

If you attended the event and would like to purchase a 2017 jersey, we are accepting orders for another round of production now through Friday, October 13th.

Lost and Found

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We have some lost and found items to reconnect with their owners. This list will be updated as supplies are unloaded throughout the day. If you see your item(s) listed here, send an e-mail to Erin@AlpineLoopGranFondo.com

Fauquier Trails Coalition, Great Pumpkin Ride long sleeve shirt
Verizon Samsung cell phone with card sleeve on front. Found on the road, unfortunately it’s shattered.
Black LG knee warmers
District Velo/Bicycle Pro Shop vest with hat, socks, knee warmers in pockets
Danny’s Cycles plastic bag with granola and chamois creme

Order Your Jersey Post-Ride

JERSEY 2017

If you waited to complete one of the challenging courses of the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo before ordering your 2017 event jersey, you’re not alone!

In response to this growing trend, we’ve created a simple way for you to order a 2017 jersey following your completion of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Jersey orders will be accepted online until Friday, October 13 at midnight.

The 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jersey is the stunning result of a collaboration between Giant Step Design and Cutaway Clothing. The bold colors and vintage look evoke nostalgia for classic adventures and celebrate the simple thrill of bicycling.

Jersey front and back feature the custom design inspired by the Shenandoah Valley and Allegheny Mountains featured in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Jerseys features three elastic rear pockets, mesh side panels, full zip. Club Cut. See sizing guide prior to purchase.

Bib #s Assignments – Sign-In Tips

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2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Onsite Sign-In and Packet Pick Up will take place:

Saturday, September 30, 2-6 p.m.
Brothers Craft Brewing Brewery and Taproom
800 N Main Street,
Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Sunday, October, 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.

Please remember, event t-shirts were guaranteed onsite to participants who registered by September 22. 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 if you are in an extremely far-flung location.

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