Today's Date: May 28, 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 Training Ride on Course

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Group Training Expedition: Sunday, August 21, 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 2016 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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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 Jersey Special Opportunity

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By popular request, the sold-out 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jersey is now available for re-order. By completing a purchase, you are guaranteeing a 2016 event jersey will be produced espeically for you. Orders will be accepted until Friday, October 14, at 5 p.m. From that time, production is estimated at 6 weeks. Costs included shipping. The 2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo poster that was displayed at the Cycling Celebration and Finish Line Festival was very popular among participants. By request, it is being offered in standard poster size prints of 24″ x 36″, which will arrive rolled and ready…

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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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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.

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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…

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BICYCLING Magazine: Alpine Loop #1 Road Climb with a View

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In its Ride Destinations column, BICYCLING Magazine has curated their selection of  “mountain passes that promise jaw-dropping vistas along with major bragging rights” in its feature Top Road Climbs with a View; naming the Alpine Loop #1 on the list. Nicknamed by professional mountain bike racer Jeremiah Bishop, the Alpine Loop is among his favorite training rides and the namesake for the annual event the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project. As BICYCLING tells it, “This 104-mile loop starting in Harrisonburg delivers a quad-burning 11,000 feet of Blue Ridge Mountain climbing, complete with two dirt road sections…

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Join the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Strava Cycling Club

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The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Club is the Strava Community for cyclists training for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo: Alpine Loop Shenandoah Mountain Century and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes. It’s the place to encourage, share and motivate for the big day – or just show your friends the crazy riding you’ve done! A select amount of meet-up style group rides will also be announced via the Strava Club site. Keep up the great riding!

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