Today's Date: October 19, 2017

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2017 Training Ride on Course

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Group Training Expedition: Sunday, August 27, 2017

You are invited join in a group training ride designed to help ready riders for the Alpine Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes of the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

At the training event, participants who are ramping up for the Alpine Loop should be prepared to tackle a 71-mile ride with 7,000+ feet of climing, including unpaved roads. Equipment should be suitable for the conditions.

Riders training for the Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure can expect a 61-mile ride with 6,000 feet of climbing on entirely paved roads.

During the ride, you’ll have access to full support from SAG vehicles and enjoy the guidance and expertise of local cycling pro’s and seasoned Alpine guides.

At the ride’s completion, enjoy a meal, relax, recover and enjoy discussing training tips and preparation with Jeremiah and other professional cyclists.

This training ride is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of some steep climbs and dirt roads of the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. It’s timed to provide a great training boost in preparation for the Gran Fondo. If you can’t participate in the ‘Fondo, this ride is a great adventure in and of itself!

Registration will be active through Wednesday, August 23, or until the event reaches capacity, whichever happens first.

BikeReg.com Registration Link

2017 Jersey Design

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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.

2017 event jerseys are available for purchase with event registration or as a unique transaction. Jerseys ordered in advance will be ready for pickup at event sign-in.

Registration Opens Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.

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Registration for the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo opens Wednesday, February 1 at 10 a.m. at BikeReg.com/GranFondo.

For 2017, the event is offering 50 Early Bird Entries ($125). When all of the Early Bird Entries have been claimed, the next 100 registrants can take advantage of Start Line Discounts ($130) before standard registration goes into effect.

The event is capped at 550 cyclists. Previous editions of the event have filled in advance. Hopeful participants are encouraged to register early.

2017 Host Hotel

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Reserve your Harrisonburg-area lodging as soon as possible. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place Sunday, October 1, 2017.

All lodging rates listed below are offered to Alpine Loop Gran Fondo participants first come, first served until hotels are booked. Many of these special rates expire 30 days in advance of the event. Book early!

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
The Host Hotel of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

The Fairfield is offering discounts for Gran Fondo participants within the dates of September 29 October 2, 2017.
Reservations must be made by September 8, 2016.
One King or Two Queens: $129/night
Reservations are available by calling 540-433-9333 or booking directly.

2017 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 2017 edition of the event will take place October 1, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Registration for the event will open on BikeReg.com in February 2017. 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 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.