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

Get Your Ridge Supply Alpine Edition Socks Before They’re Gone

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Ridge Supply, designers of limited edition cycling socks made in the USA, have partnered with the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo and introduced an Alpine Edition of the classic Skyline Dawn sock design.

The Ridge Supply booth was onsite all weekend at the Gran Fondo, so most participants stocked up, but you can find this limited edition design on the Ridge Supply website until Friday, October 7th. 

Frame Your Loopie with Special Offer from The Frame Factory

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Celebrate your completion of the 2016 The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo with a personalized Loopie print – a beautiful and lasting reminder of a great day on the bike; and now you have the option to take advantage of a special offer from The Frame Factory & Gallery to have your Loopie professionally custom-framed.

The owner of The Frame Factory & Gallery, Dana Harshbarger, has curated a selection of framing materials that complement the design of the personalized Loopie prints.

When you order your Loopie, you have the option to select ship directly to the Frame Factory. After your Loopie is ordered, simply call or e-mail The Frame Factory to begin the process of selecting your custom-framing package.

The Frame Factory & Gallery will donate 5% of the cost of each framing package to the charitable mission of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. This contribution is made possible by the donation of their labor and expertise, not by marking up the cost to you. In fact, these framing packages are being offered at a significant retail discount especially for Gran Fondo participants. We appreciate your choice to use this cycling-friendly woman-owned small business. Allow 4-6 weeks from order of personalized Loopie print to receipt of framed artwork.

Display Your Personalized Loopie Print in Custom Framing From:
The Frame Factory & Gallery
Phone: 540-433-2667
139 North Liberty Suite 101

Following are framing options that have been especially selected to complement the design of you Loopie.

Poster Package

Package includes choice of basic finish metal frame, regular glass, acid-free dry-mounting, and fitting. Framing is professionally assembled, cleaned and ready to hang. Poster Package frame choices: Contrast Grey, Matte Black, or Anodic (shiny) Black.

Loopie Print size A3; finished size: 19 1/8″ x 14 1/4″ $89+ VA sales tax
Loopie Print size A2; finished size – 26” x 19 1/8”
 $109+VA sales tax

Premium Poster Package
(Displayed in Florentine Grey frame on dark version of Loopie)

Package includes choice of premium finish metal frame, regular glass, acid-free dry-mounting, and fitting. Framing is professionally assembled, cleaned and ready to hang. Premium Poster Package frame choices: Florentine Gold or Florentine Grey.

Loopie Print size A3; finished size: 19 1/8″ x 14 1/4″ $129+ VA sales tax
Loopie Print size A2; finished size – 26” x 19 1/8” $149+ VA sales tax

Fine Art Package
(Displayed on light version of Loopie, shown in Florentine Silver frame with Alloy mat.)

Package includes choice of premium specialty finish metal frame, regular glass, acid-free, lignin-free specialty mat, and fitting. Framing is professionally assembled, cleaned and ready to hang. Fine Art Package frame choices: Black, Silver or Grey in a Brushed Florentine finish. Fine Art package specialty mat choices: Graphite or Alloy.

Loopie Print size A3; finished size: 24 3/8″ x 19 3/8 $169+ VA sales tax
Loopie Print size A2; finished size – 29 3/8” x 26 3/8” $189+ VA sales tax

All packages can be upgraded to non-glare glass for an additional $10. Framing package prices do not include personalized Loopie print, or the cost of shipping, if necessary.

LIVE Timing and Results

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We are LIVE on course from the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Follow riders as they pass through Prostate Cancer Awareness Project King of the Mountain timing points and arrive at the finish line.

Complete results are available here.

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.

 

Loopie Partners with 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

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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.

 

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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.

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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 www.LoopieRoute.com/alpineloop