Today's Date: November 23, 2017

Latest Posts From the 'Fondo:

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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2017 Photos -

Monday, October 2, 2017

KOM Results and A Note About Timing -

Monday, October 2, 2017

Unclaimed Merchandise -

Monday, October 2, 2017

Local Flavor – Harrisonburg; A Dining Destination

A variety of locally-owned farm-to-table and international restaurants call Harrisonburg home, making it easy for you to take a “Culinary Trip Around the World” right here in the Shenandoah Valley. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is proud to work with local restaurants to provide participants with high-quality choices and local ingredients. From the fully-catered training rides, the Cycling Capital Celebration and pre-event dinner, to rest station supplies and the Finish Line Festival, even the fabled volunteer after-party; you’ll enjoy the local flavor at the ‘Fondo! Your mouth will water when you read the complete listing and menu samples from the incredible lineup…

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Harrisonburg Wins 2014 Great American Main Street Award

This year, Virginia’s Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance was recognized as one of three winners of the GAMSA awards. Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance is one of the beneficiaries of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. HDR works closely with the event to make every participant’s visit to Downtown Harrisonburg an outstanding experience. Great Main Streets combine good design, historic preservation, public-private partnerships and business incentives in order to create a very special kind of place—a place where people want to live, work and play. The three winners of the 2014 National Main Street Center’s Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA) are masters at doing…

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2014 Date Announced

Climbing Shenandoah Mountain (c) Joe Foley Photography

Mark your calendars! The 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will take place on Sunday, September 28 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Registration for the 2014 event will open on January 1, 2014 at Noon. Participants will choose from three routes: the 35-mile Valley View Challenge, the all-paved 76-mile Shenandoah Mountain Adventure, and the 105-mile Alpine Loop featuring incredible mountainous dirt road climbs. A Finish Line Festival will provide a warm welcome for all cyclists returning from their adventure. Rider Sign-In, welcome receptions, and a pre-event dinner will take place on Saturday, September 27. Hosted by professional mountain bike racer Jeremiah Bishop and presented…

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Jerseys Available to Order

2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Jersey

The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Registration Page has been updated with all remaining in-stock merchandise, including the 2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Jersey by Cutaway Clothing. Shipping is included in all costs for 2013 Jerseys.  

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2013 Event Jerseys

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The crest of Jeremiah Bishop’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo honors the spirit of adventure and the heritage of the Alpine Loop. The emblem features a silhouette of Shenandoah Mountain, with Spruce Knob and the western Appalachian ranges beyond. The 2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by Prostate Cancer Awareness Project event jersey puts these mountains front and center in a clean, contemporary design. 2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jerseys are still available for purchase while supplies last. Jerseys purchased in advance of the event will be waiting for you at Rider Sign-In and Packet Pick-Up at the ‘Fondo. 2013 Jerseys…

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Training Ride – July 28

alpine climbing training ride

Created in response to the request of participants, this road cycling event will help ready riders for the Alpine Loop and Shenandoah Mountain Adventure routes of the 2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. The training ride will take place July 28, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. at Haymarket Bicycles in Haymarket, Virginia. Registration is open until Thursday, July 23 at midnight. Jeremiah Bishop will lead the ride with assistance from other Harrisonburg-based professional cycling guides. The ride will be fully supported with cycling-specific ride snacks, sports drinks, sag vehicle, a picnic lunch and training Q&A following. This training ride is a great opportunity…

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Pavé to Dirt, Ready for the Roads

The challenge is a reward in itself - but wait until you see the views!

Wondering what to expect from the Alpine Loop and how to ready your road bike for the challenge? The route is 105 miles, with smooth climbs and serpentine descents, but you’ve probably heard about the 11 miles of mountainous dirt roads that add to the adventure and allure of the Alpine Loop. Check out the newest Page “Dirt, Tires and Gears” with a description of the varied road surfaces you’ll encounter along the route and equipment recommendations for your adventure. You’re also invited to join the Alpine Loop Tire Discussion hosted at RoadBikeReview.com

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