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

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






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.


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!


Loopie Partners with 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo


Commemorate Your Cycling Achievement with Personalized Printed Artwork

Cyclists can celebrate their completion of 2016 The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo with a personalized Loopie print – a beautiful and lasting reminder of a great day on the bike.

A Loopie is an accurate but artistic representation of your ride, including mapping, elevation, distance and speed. Combining the aesthetics of fine art with elegant data visualization, the result is a personal and permanent reminder of an epic ride.

Loopie uses GPS data to create beautiful and personalized printed artwork. Each print is an accurate but artistic visualization of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo cycling route of choice, with data that is unique to each cyclist.



Loopies highlight the major climbs and locations along the routes of the Gran Fondo, including the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project KOM summits: featuring KOM times (personalized with “QOM” stamps for female participants). A personalized data set with individuals’ key ride information creates the ultimate reminder of a great day in the saddle.

Each Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Loopie is personalized with the cyclist’s name, finishing time, average speed and KOM/QOM times.

Light and dark versions of the print are available for each of the event’s five routes: Alpine Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Century, Shenandoah Mountain Adventure, Mt Solon Metric Century and Valley View Challenge.

  • Sizes available: A3 (420mm x 297mm) and A2 (594mm x 420mm)
  • An additional 25mm is added to the border for framing and mounting purposes
  • Loopies are printed on thick, 320gsm fine art paper
  • Loopies come unframed and rolled in a protective art tube
  • Prints can take up to three weeks to receive from ordering
  • Prices start at $98 USD (75£)

For more information, to see samples and place your custom order, visit

BICYCLING Magazine: Alpine Loop #1 Road Climb with a View


In its Ride Destinations column, BICYCLING Magazine has curated their selection of  “mountain passes that promise jaw-dropping vistas along with major bragging rights” in its feature Top Road Climbs with a View; naming the Alpine Loop #1 on the list.

Nicknamed by professional mountain bike racer Jeremiah Bishop, the Alpine Loop is among his favorite training rides and the namesake for the annual event the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project.

As BICYCLING tells it, “This 104-mile loop starting in Harrisonburg delivers a quad-burning 11,000 feet of Blue Ridge Mountain climbing, complete with two dirt road sections (including a 10-mile haul to Reddish Knob—the highest point in northern Virginia). The terraced farms dotting the landscape are so like Europe’s you’ll expect a plate of gooey raclette at the end.­”

The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo takes place September 25. Registration is open until event reaches capacity.