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

Performance Bicycle Blog: Questions with JB Before the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

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The team from Performance Bicycle HQ regularly takes part in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. This year, in advance of the event they sat down with Jeremiah to get the inside scoop; what to ride, how to train and what to expect? “When it comes to a big goal event to aim for during the year, you can’t do much better than a gran fondo. A term imported from Europe, gran fondos are big organized rides in scenic locations, that feature a few timed sections, usually climbs, thrown in to keep things interesting. Luckily for us, one of the toughest,…

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Men’s Journal “Best Gran Fondos in America”

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Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo named among Men’s Journal “10 Best Gran Fondos in America.” “You don’t need to speak Italian to know that Gran Fondo stands for badass bike ride. The actual translation is debatable – some say it means “big ride” and others “great endurance” – but the one we like is “great foundation.” That’s exactly what you’ll need to take on one of these mass-start event that have been a cycling culture staple since Italians first introduced them more than 100 years ago.” Read more at Men’s Journal.

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2015 Supporters List

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Additional support from the following outstanding individuals and teams allowed the charitable impact of the 2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project to be greater than ever before! In 2015, over $10,000 in financial contributions and tangible goods were provided to event beneficiaries, community groups, youth programs, rescue squads and local service organizations. Supporters List updated October 15, 2015. Gran Fondo Champions Robert Anderson Jeremiah Bishop Jorg Decressin William Dodge Kelly Kavanaugh Jim Duncan David Dupree Robert Hess Anonymous John McCann GMike Rodgers Joe Cloud In Memory of Robert and Helen Cloud Dan Netzer In…

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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…

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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…

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2015 Event Jersey

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  2015 Jerseys are in Production! The 2015 Jerseys are custom designed for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo by Cutaway Clothing. Jersey front and back feature a bold graphic design inspired by the mountains of the ‘Fondo. Jerseys features 3 elastic rear pockets, mesh side panels, full zip. Club Cut. See size chart. 2015 Jerseys are available for purchase with event registration or as a unique transaction on BikeReg.com. Now available jersey inventory is updated in real-time on event registration at BikeReg.com. Jerseys are available for purchase while supplies last and are guaranteed to be ready for pickup at event registration….

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Additional Routes for 2015 ‘Fondo

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For 2015, the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is introducing two new routes. Now there are five ways to enjoy the ‘Fondo on September 20, 2015: Valley View Challenge – 36 miles, 2200 ft elevation Mt Solon Metric Century – 100 kilometers (62 miles), 3700 ft elevation Shenandoah Mountain Adventure – 78 miles, 6400 ft elevation Shenandoah Mountain Century – 100(+) miles, 7800 ft elevation Alpine Loop – 108 miles, 11000 ft elevation There are now two ways to experience the challenge of Shenandoah Mountain without having to take on the dirt road climbs of the Alpine Loop: the Shenandoah Mountain Adventure and the…

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Registration is OPEN

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The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is Sunday, September 20, 2015. Registration is LIVE on BikeReg.com. Registration will continue at summer pricing through August 1. (The Alpine Loop route field limit will be reached in advance of the event.) NEW for 2015: included in registration, all participants will receive a premium super-soft event t-shirt and one drink ticket to redeem in the Finish Line Festival beer garden. For those who want to take advantage of additional savings, payments by check can be mailed to avoid service fees online. Payments by check can be made payable to: Bishop Racing LLC and mailed to P.O. Box 868 Harrisonburg, VA…

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Shenandoah Alley to Perform at ‘Fondo

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The popular Harrisonburg, Virginia-based band Shenandoah Alley will perform at the Finish Line Festival of the 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Shenandoah Alley has a self-described “hard-driving grunge-grass style” inspired by the natural beauty and bluegrass traditions of their Allegheny surroundings. The band is comprised of Nick Boucher: Guitar; Blake Cramer: Bass; Eric Shy: Banjo; Michael Stover: Dobro Shenandoah Alley will perform from 3:15-4:45 p.m. at the Finish Line Festival. Admission is free. Spectators are welcome to purchase Festival meal tickets, only available in advance. Beer will be available for purchase onsite, cash only, to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition….

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Osmo Nutrition – The Official Hydration Sponsor of The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

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Osmo Nutrition is the Official Hydration Sponsor of the 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Osmo Hydration Stations featuring Osmo Active Hydration products will be located along the Valley View Challenge, Shenandoah Mountain Adventure and Alpine Loop routes to keep all ‘Fondo participants properly hydrated for the best ride possible! Olympic medalists, Tour de France riders, and pro triathletes know hydration is critical to top performance. That’s why they’ve replaced their sponsors’ drinks with Dr. Stacy Sims’ hydration formulas for years. Osmo Active brings the benefits of Stacy’s hydration science to everyone. Increase Power Output Improve Endurance Reduce Cramping Osmo Active has…

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