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

2017 Event Brief

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All the details you’ll need to arrive prepared for the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo are published in the 2017 Event Brief, which can be viewed by following this link. We look forward to welcoming you to Harrisonburg for the weekend’s special events!  

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2017 Route Maps, GPS Downloads

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2017 routes are ready for download and turn-by-turn event-day use. Route maps for the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo are viewable on the Routes page. To download or print cue sheets, click “view full route” in the upper left corner of the desired route frame on the routes page. Participants are encouraged to download the GPS files to their navigation devices in advance of the event. Cue sheets will be available at registration tables on site. Gran Fondo preparations are in the final stages. We look forward to sharing the adventure with you in just a few days!  

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2017 Event Waiver

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All riders will be required to sign an event waiver in order to participate in the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Waivers will be available at Rider Sign-in and Packet Pickup. Bib numbers will be assigned on Friday, September 29, afternoon, posted at AlpineLoopGranFondo.com and displayed at Sign-In and Packet Pickup (Find out when and where packet pickup will take place by clicking here.) If you prefer, you can fill out your waiver in advance by following the instructions at the bottom of this page. Participants can collect someone else’s participant bags only if they bring a waiver that has…

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Volunteer Opportunities

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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. Many roles are skill-specific and filled by area experts, but others are open for anyone who’s willing to join in and lend a hand. Following are ways you can help: Rest Stations are important stops along the Alpine Loop, Shenandoah Mountain Adventure, Shenandoah Mountain Century, Mt Solon Metric Century and Valley View Challenge…

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Last Week to Register

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Registration is only open for a few more days, and field limits are swiftly approaching capacity. If you intend to participate in the 2017 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, register now.

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Final Week to Guarantee Jersey

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August 11 is the final day on which participants are guaranteed they can order a 2017 custom event jersey in their size. Following that day, a limited number of jerseys will be available for purchase first come, first served. 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…

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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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