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

2018 Alpine Loop Route Announcement

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The Alpine Loop – Going Back to its Roots In 2018, the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will see its namesake route, the Alpine Loop, return to it’s original path up and over Shenandoah Mountain on Reddish Knob Road from Sugar Grove, West Virginia. The course adjustment will remove Forest Road 85, otherwise known as the Dark Side Climb, from the route after five years of use. Organizers cite degrading conditions on the Forest Road and a desire to respond to participant feedback as the primary motivator for the change. Anticipating higher interest in the changed route, the field limit of…

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2018 Host Hotel

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Soon to open in the heart of Harrisonburg, the future Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center will serve as the host hotel for the 2018 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Gran Fondo participants will be invited to take advantage of very special pricing being offered by Hotel Madison just for the occasion:  Deluxe Double Queen Rooms: $159/night Friday/Saturday, $118 Sunday Deluxe King Rooms: $169/night Friday/Saturday, $128 Sunday (The rates offered to Alpine Loop Gran Fondo guests are reduced from regular the $229/night average fall weekend rate.) Guests can book directly by following this link, using the Group Code SALGF18928, or…

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Registration Opens Feb. 1

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Registration for the 2018 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo opens Thursday, February 1 at 10 a.m. at BikeReg.com/GranFondo. This year, the event is offering 50 Early Bird Entries. When all of the Early Bird Entries have been claimed – and they will fly fast – the next 100 registrants can take advantage of other discounts before standard registration goes into effect. The event is capped. Previous editions of the event have filled in advance. Hopeful participants are encouraged to register early.

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2018 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 2018 edition of the event will take place September 30, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Registration for the event will open on BikeReg.com on February 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. 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…

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2017 Photos

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Photographs from the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo are now available. The Bruce Buckley Photography team was onsite capturing images from the early morning hours, on course, at the Porsche Finish Line Photo Booth, the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project podium, and all around the finish line festivities. Photos from the Photo Booth and Podium will be made available for free download in galleries that will be uploaded to Facebook. A gallery has been published at BruceBuckleyPhotography.com – updates will continue to be added. We are as excited as you are in anticipation of reliving the incredible experience of the 2017 Alpine…

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KOM Results and A Note About Timing

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Mid Atlantic Timing has published results from the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project King and Queen of the Mountains Contest. Due to an unfortunate occurrence on the course, some timing data was not collected. For notes on the awarding of KOM jerseys, please refer to the following. For access to complete timing data, which differs from the KOM contest as awarded, please follow this link. The following categories were recognized following the event: King and Queen of the Hill 5-year age groups – Valley View Challenge King and Queen of the Hill 5-year age groups – Mt Solon Metric Century King and…

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Unclaimed Merchandise

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If you registered for the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo and purchased a jersey but were unable to attend, your jersey will be mailed to you by Wednesday, October 3 via USPS first class shipping. Unclaimed event t-shirts were made available to participants who registered after the t-shirt guarantee deadline and to event volunteers and will not be shipped. If you attended the event and would like to purchase a 2017 jersey, we are accepting orders for another round of production now through Friday, October 13th.

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Lost and Found

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We have some lost and found items to reconnect with their owners. This list will be updated as supplies are unloaded throughout the day. If you see your item(s) listed here, send an e-mail to Erin@AlpineLoopGranFondo.com Fauquier Trails Coalition, Great Pumpkin Ride long sleeve shirt Verizon Samsung cell phone with card sleeve on front. Found on the road, unfortunately it’s shattered. Black LG knee warmers District Velo/Bicycle Pro Shop vest with hat, socks, knee warmers in pockets Danny’s Cycles plastic bag with granola and chamois creme

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Order Your Jersey Post-Ride

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If you waited to complete one of the challenging courses of the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo before ordering your 2017 event jersey, you’re not alone! In response to this growing trend, we’ve created a simple way for you to order a 2017 jersey following your completion of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Jersey orders will be accepted online until Friday, October 13 at midnight. 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…

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Bib #s Assignments – Sign-In Tips

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2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Onsite Sign-In and Packet Pick Up will take place: Saturday, September 30, 2-6 p.m. Brothers Craft Brewing Brewery and Taproom 800 N Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia         Sunday, October, 6-7:30 a.m. Turner Pavilion / Start & Finish Line Festival Location 228 S Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia For those able to, please make every effort to sign in on Saturday. Event-day sign-in is for those unable to arrive on Saturday. Do not wait! At Sign-In you will to do two things before approaching the Registration Tables: Sign a USA Cycling Waiver and Release Lookup…

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