Today's Date: April 23, 2017

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2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Announced -

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

NEW: ‘Fondo Breakfast Items Offered

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Heritage Bakery & Cafe of Harrisonburg is offering pre-orders for event-day breakfast items.

Breakfast items ordered in advance will be available beginning at Sunday, September 20, 6 a.m. at the Turner Pavilion start / finish venue of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

Enjoy a French-inspired start to the day, including the following menu items:

  • bacon egg and cheese croissant/gluten free bread available ($6.50)
  • spinach egg cheese croissant/ gluten free bread available ($6.00)
  • chocolate croissants ($3)
  • gluten and dairy free muffins – blueberry, banana walnut, lemon poppy, chocolate espresso, orange cranberry  ($3)
  • homemade granola bowl with yogurt (or almond milk), bananas and honey  ($6)

Heritage Bakery & Cafe items are available to order until registration closes on Thursday, September 17.

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The Lucas Roasting Company mobile coffee shop will be onsite at the Turner Pavilion beginning at 6 a.m. The mobile coffee shop will offer a full selection of their distinctive coffees, espresso, specialty drinks, and their unending variety of iced and blended drinks, including smoothies, chai teas and delicious frozen coffee beverages throughout the day. Cash and credit cards accepted.

HoneyBaked Ham Sandwiches on Course

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On course during the 2015 ‘Fondo, all riders can look forward to enjoying a Mini Classic Ham or Mini Classic Turkey sandwich provided through a partnership with HoneyBaked Ham of Harrisonburg.

Sandwiches will be available at one Rest Station along each course. For information specific to each Rest Station check out the Rest Station Information page.

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Click here to visit HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg.

Pre-Event Dinner

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Cycling Capital Celebration Pre-Event Dinner

On the eve of the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, the Cycling Capital Celebration will take place Saturday, September 19, in the historic center of downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia at Capital Ale House. Tickets are only available in advance.

The Pre-Event Dinner provides a warm welcome to Harrisonburg, and is a fun place to meet and mingle with other cyclists, celebrate and fuel up for the big ride ahead.

Drop in between 6-8 p.m. and enjoy a dinner that’s a filling fuel-up for the next day’s big adventure.

Menu includes:

Seared Atlantic Salmon with Rauchbier Sauce
Spice Rubbed Flat Iron Steak with Stout Glaze
Herb-Roasted Half Chicken
Vegetarian Entree upon Request
Gratin Potatoes
Fresh Vegetables
Choice of Soup or 
Salad
Choice of Five-High Chocolate Cake or Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake

Dinner guests are also invited to enjoy a complimentary pint of Brothers Craft Brewing beer and a selection of passed appetizers.

Tickets are available in advance through September 7, 2015. Event is capped and is expected to sell out.

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Welcome Back, Porsche of Charlottesville

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We are happy to give a warm “welcome back” to Flow Automotive and Porsche of Charlottesville as returning members of the ‘Fondo family. You can expect many exciting opportunities at the 2015 Gran Fondo – thanks to Flow Automotive and Porsche of Charlottesville!

General Manager Porsche of Charlottesville, values the partnership. “Occasionally in the automotive industry, an opportunity arises to create a partnership in which all members share the same values, energy and excitement,” he says. “Porsche of Charlottesville and Flow Automotive are thrilled to have such a partnership opportunity and have committed to sponsoring Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.”

“We look forward to supporting this premier cycling event,” he says. “It is our hope that in addition to providing support, we will meet both cyclists and volunteers, encourage participation, and showcase some of our Porsche luxury automobiles while helping enhance both the event and fundraising.”

Porsche of Charlottesville will have an amazing presence at the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo and Cycling Capital Celebration, about which he says, “we look forward to meeting and celebrating with you all!”

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Brothers Craft Brewing Joins 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

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Harrisonburg, Virginia-based craft brewery Brothers Craft Brewing is teaming up with the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo cycling event for an exciting partnership with a charitable mission.

On September 20, 2015, the cycling event will feature the Brothers Craft Brewing Beer Garden to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. The BCB Beer Garden will include a portable replica of the iconic Brothers Craft Brewing taproom.

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After completing 36, 62, 78, 100 or 108-mile bicycle rides, participants can enjoy a selection of the brewery’s craft beers including the expertly crafted BCB favorites The Great Outdoors; a crisp and refreshing Virginia Pale Ale, and Hoptimization; a big American IPA with “citrusy aroma and serious bite.” The BCB Beer Garden will offer a selection of other seasonal and specialty brews, perfectly timed for the start of Oktoberfest!

Brothers Craft Brewing (originally Three Brothers Brewing) was founded by the three Shifflett siblings, who “used their collective experience to execute a singular vision: brew exciting, unique craft beers that emphasize and support their community.”

This community connection is at the heart of the partnership with the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Every BCB beer sold at the event will directly support the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition in the group’s efforts to create and promote a center of safe, sustainable and enjoyable cycling in Harrisonburg and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley.

Brothers Craft Brewing beers will be featured throughout the season at the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, training rides, volunteer thank-you party and a special “Cask for a Cause” event to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition.

Next time you’re in Harrisonburg, visit the brewery and taproom. Be sure to tell ’em Jeremiah sent you!

We look forward to sharing a cycling adventure and raising a glass with you.

Cheers!

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For more information about the Brothers Craft Brewing Beer Garden at the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, see “The Finish Line Festival” guide.