Today's Date: September 20, 2017

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

Volunteer Opportunities -

Monday, September 18, 2017

Last Week to Register -

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Final Week to Guarantee Jersey -

Friday, August 4, 2017

2017 Cycling Celebration Dinner -

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2017 Training Ride on Course -

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Calling All Spectators, Volunteers!

Volunteers

Looking forward to seeing some of the spectacular scenery along the course? Want to connect with your special someone out there? Love to provide encouragement and lend a hand?

Community, camaraderie and encouragement are at the heart of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. And just like riders, volunteer participants are a big part of this event!

From pre-event preparations, to day-of excitement and after-party celebrations, volunteers have many special talents to share and roles to fill.

We’d love to welcome you to the team!

Follow this link to let us know how you’re looking forward to help at the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo!

THANK YOU!

Free Prostate Tracker for ‘Fondo Friends

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You probably track your miles, heart rate, watts and more; and now you can track your annual PSA levels, with a FREE ProstateTracker account thanks to the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project partnership with Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Click here to visit ProstateTracker.org to learn more and create your free ProstateTracker account.

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Performance Bicycle Blog: Questions with JB Before the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

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The team from Performance Bicycle HQ regularly takes part in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. This year, in advance of the event they sat down with Jeremiah to get the inside scoop; what to ride, how to train and what to expect?

“When it comes to a big goal event to aim for during the year, you can’t do much better than a gran fondo. A term imported from Europe, gran fondos are big organized rides in scenic locations, that feature a few timed sections, usually climbs, thrown in to keep things interesting. Luckily for us, one of the toughest, and most beautiful, gran fondos in the US is just a few hours north from our home office, up in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo was founded by multiple-time mountain bike champion Jeremiah Bishop to raise money for a great cause and highlight some of his favorite training roads in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. We’ve ridden this challenging route before – it’s definitely a ride you won’t soon forget! So before the big ride, on September 20, 2015, we thought that we’d check in with Jeremiah and see what’s up with his year, and what changes are in store for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.”

Read the full interview with Jeremiah.

Men’s Journal “Best Gran Fondos in America”

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Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo named among Men’s Journal “10 Best Gran Fondos in America.”

“You don’t need to speak Italian to know that Gran Fondo stands for badass bike ride. The actual translation is debatable – some say it means “big ride” and others “great endurance” – but the one we like is “great foundation.” That’s exactly what you’ll need to take on one of these mass-start event that have been a cycling culture staple since Italians first introduced them more than 100 years ago.”

Read more at Men’s Journal.

2016 Registration is Open!

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The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Registration for the 2016 event is now open. Registration will remain open until Friday, September 26, 2014 – or until field limits have been reached. (In previous years, the 107-mile route has reached capacity in advance of the event.)

Participants are encouraged to take advantage of early registration discounts through March 31.

Pre-event dinner tickets will be offered through August – or until event reaches capacity in advance.

We look forward to sharing the adventure and celebration with you in September 2016!