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

2017 Cycling Celebration Dinner

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The 2017 Cycling Capital Celebration, the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo pre-event dinner, will take place at Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza, Saturday, September 30, 6-8 p.m. Located in the historic Livery Building in downtown Harrisonburg’s renowned Culinary District, Bella Luna offers authentic, handcrafted wood-fired pizzas, hand-made pastas, fresh seasonal salads, and house-made 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 Cancer Journeys Foundation and Prostate Cancer Awareness…

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2017 Training Ride on Course

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Group Training Expedition: Sunday, August 27, 2017 You are invited join in a group training ride designed to help ready riders for the Alpine Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes of the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. At the training event, participants who are ramping up for the Alpine Loop should be prepared to tackle a 71-mile ride with 7,000+ feet of climing, including unpaved roads. Equipment should be suitable for the conditions. Riders training for the Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure can expect a 61-mile ride with 6,000 feet of climbing on entirely paved…

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2017 Jersey Design

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The 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jersey is the stunning result of a collaboration between Giant Step Design and Cutaway Clothing. The bold colors and vintage look evoke nostalgia for classic adventures and celebrate the simple thrill of bicycling. Jersey front and back feature the custom design inspired by the Shenandoah Valley and Allegheny Mountains featured in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Jerseys features three elastic rear pockets, mesh side panels, full zip. Club Cut. See sizing guide prior to purchase. 2017 event jerseys are available for purchase with event registration or as a unique transaction. Jerseys ordered in advance will…

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Registration Opens Feb. 1 at 10 a.m.

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Registration for the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo opens Wednesday, February 1 at 10 a.m. at BikeReg.com/GranFondo. For 2017, the event is offering 50 Early Bird Entries ($125). When all of the Early Bird Entries have been claimed, the next 100 registrants can take advantage of Start Line Discounts ($130) before standard registration goes into effect. The event is capped at 550 cyclists. Previous editions of the event have filled in advance. Hopeful participants are encouraged to register early.

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2017 Host Hotel

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Reserve your Harrisonburg-area lodging as soon as possible. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place Sunday, October 1, 2017. 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! 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 29 October 2, 2017. Reservations must be made by September 8, 2016. One King or Two…

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2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Announced

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Mark your calendar to share in this Virginia cycling tradition. Organizers of Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo have announced the 2017 edition of the event will take place October 1, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Registration for the event will open on BikeReg.com in February 2017. The previous editions of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo have sold out in advance. Participants are encouraged to register early. Hosted by professional cyclist Jeremiah Bishop, the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo has become a Virginia cycling tradition, featuring five outstanding cycling routes and an unmatched after-party. Bishop nicknamed his favorite training route after the glorious…

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LAST CHANCE 2016 Event Merchandise

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By popular request, the sold-out 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jersey is now available for re-order for a limited time. By completing an order, you are guaranteeing a 2016 event jersey will be produced especially for you. Orders will be accepted until Friday, October 14, at 5 p.m. Full-size Alpine Loop Gran Fondo event posters and pottery items are also available. If you are looking for another way to commemorate your adventure, be sure to check out the Loopie prints that have been designed especially for each of the five routes of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. These prints are of…

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2016 Event Photos

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The Bruce Buckley Photography team was on the course and at the Start and Finish of the 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. The team captured thousands of images of the day. A highlight gallery has been posted, with thousands of images coming soon. Galleries will be posted at the site linked above.

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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. 

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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…

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