Today's Date: September 20, 2017

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Bella Luna to Host ‘Fondo Dinner Celebration


The 2016 Cycling Capital Celebration and pre-event dinner for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project will take place at Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza, Saturday, September 24, 6-8 p.m.

Located in the historic Livery Building in downtown Harrisonburg’s Culinary District, Bella Luna offers authentic, handcrafted wood-fired pizzas, hand-made pastas, fresh seasonal salads, and desserts.

The dinner event is an annual attraction for cyclists who will participate in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, as well as members of the local community, cyclists and cycling advocates. It is also a coming-together for friends of the The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project.

Bella Luna’s seasonal menu features produce, meats and cheeses from local farms in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. Their pizzas, pastas and breads are made using organic flours.

The menu for the event includes:
Seasonal Salads
Hearth Breads
Selection of Wood-Fired Pizzas
Chef Colin’s Seasonal Lasagna with Handmade Noodles
Seasonal Veggies / Fruits
Gelato and Sorbet in Flavors Especially Made for the ‘Fondo
Special Selection of Brothers Craft Brewing Beers
House Wines and Other Beverages

Tickets are available online through September 1. The cost to attend is $40 per person. The event will sell out in advance.

Vote Harrisonburg for $25,000!

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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is in the running for the 2016 America’s Main Street Contest and the $25,000 cash prize that comes with it!

If you’re a friend of the ‘Fondo, you know how important Harrisonburg, Virginia’s Main Street and Downtown are to the spirit of the event. You can lend your support simply by clicking the link below to cast your vote. It’s that easy!

Vote for Harrisonburg

The goal of the America’s Main Streets contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of these Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. The winning Main Street will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help revitalize that Main Street.

Our walkable, bikeable community offers much to explore, from nearly 4o restaurants in Virginia’s first culinary district to museums to local history. Our quality of life is highly sought after – downtown Harrisonburg is a livable, vibrant community where people are passionate about the Shenandoah Valley and creating a place that we love together. Downtown is where you can start your business, walk to work, meet your neighbors, raise your family, enjoy the mountains, get involved, and shop local.

For more information or to plan your visit to Harrisonburg, Virginia, click here.

2016 Host Hotel and Discounts


Reserve your 2016 Harrisonburg-area lodging as soon as possible!
The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place Sunday, September 25, 2016.

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!

Alpine King Hotel Room

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 22-26, 2016.
Reservations must be made by September 1, 2016.
One King or Two Queens: $109/night
King Suite: $119/night
Reservations are available by calling 540-433-9333 or booking directly.



Holiday Inn Express- Harrisonburg
One King or Two Queens: No special rates are currently being offered.
Reservations may be placed by calling 540-433-9999. 



Residence Inn by Marriott – Harrisonburg
Studio King Suites: $139/night; including the nights of 9/23 – 9/25
Special rate available when booking by 8/23/16.
Reservations are available by calling (540) 437-7426.
Request “Alpine Loop Gran Fondo” group rate.



Quality Inn – Harrisonburg
15% Off regular rates for nights including 9/23/16 – 9/26/16
Rate available for reservations made by August 23rd
One King or Two Doubles: $109.65 + tax / night
Reservations are available by calling (540) 442-1515.
Request “Alpine Loop 2016” group rate.

Join the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Strava Cycling Club


The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Club is the Strava Community for cyclists training for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo: Alpine Loop Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes. It’s the place to encourage, share and motivate for the big day – or just show your friends the crazy riding you’ve done!

A select amount of meet-up style group rides will also be announced via the Strava Club site.

Keep up the great riding!

Follow the ‘Fondo on Facebook

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You can find all the important information, news and big announcements about the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, here at But, if you like to stay “in the know” about other developments, details and more conversational aspects of the big event, you’ll enjoy the ‘Fondo Facebook Page.

Once you’ve “Liked” the Page, you’ll want to make sure you’ll see all the latest posts and news – and not just the ones Facebook curates for you to see. From the ‘Fondo Page, click on the “Liked” button and then select “Get Notifications.” Then you’ll be all set!

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