Information for Visitors: Getting Here, Staying Here, Playing Here
The Start and Finish Line Festival are located at the Turner Pavilion, 228 S. Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The parade-style start of the Gran Fondo will take place on South Main Street between Warren Street and Court Square. The Finish Line Festival will be held in the Turner Pavilion and adjacent greenspace.
View the map below, for important locations for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, Cycling Capital Celebration, Host Hotel and local bike shops.
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Sign In and Packet Pickup
SATURDAY, September 30, 2-6 p.m. – Brothers Craft Brewing, 800 N Main Street Harrisonburg
SUNDAY, October 1, 6-7:30 a.m. – Turner Pavilion, 228 South Liberty Street, Harrisonburg
There is ample parking in Downtown Harrisonburg.
Registration and event-day parking is allowed in the municipal lot adjacent to the Turner Pavilion – the location of the Start and Finish Line Festival. From this parking lot, registration, Happy Hour and the Cycling Capital Celebration are all within walking distance.
Reserved Porsche VIP Parking will be located adjacent to the Pavilion.
TO ACCESS THE TURNER PAVILION/START LINE BY CAR, YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOW MAIN STREET TO COURT SQUARE, THEN FOLLOW SIGNS FOR RT 33 WEST, AT THE FIRST INTERSECTION ON 33 WEST, TURN LEFT ON LIBERTY STREET. CONTINUE ON LIBERTY STREET, THE GRAN FONDO VENUE WILL BE ON YOUR LEFT.
View the map (above) for parking locations. CHECK/LEAVE YOUR BIKES WITH A FRIEND BEFORE ENTERING PARKING DECKS IF YOU USE A ROOF RACK! In all instances, obey posted parking signs and meters if applicable. Sunday parking is all-day and free in almost all downtown locations.
Cycling Capital Celebration
SATURDAY, September 30, 6-8 p.m. Bella Luna Woodfired Pizza, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott is partnering with the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo to welcome you for an adventurous weekend in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Fairfield is offering generous discounts for participants who book in advance.
Other Harrisonburg area hotels and lodging providers are also offering Gran Fondo deals.
Finish Line Festival
The Finish Line Festival is a welcome sight for Gran Fondo participants. Their arrival is celebrated and some of the fun is just beginning. Everyone will enjoy live music performances; celebrate the KOM Ceremonies. Cycling participants are treated to a full meal with their event entry, while friends and family are invited to share the delicious offerings by purchasing meal tickets (in advance only). Beer Garden and Coffee Shop accept cash on site.
Spectating on Course
Family, friends and other spectators are invited to cheer for ‘Fondo participants. The best places to see and connect with your loved ones on the course will be the Start/Finish and the Rest Stations. We’d love to have your help – even briefly – at the venue or any of the Rest Stations; especially if your vehicle has the ability to carry a cyclist or two (and their bicycles) back to the Finish Line. Rest station volunteers can sign up here. Venue volunteers can sign up here.
Please do not attempt to follow a rider throughout the duration of the event – slow vehicles following along the course can contribute to aggressive behavior from non-event-related motorists and create dangerous situations for cycling participants.
The Alpine Loop will make it’s way up Shenandoah Mountain on Forest Road 85 within the National Forest. Because the limited space and the rough terrain of the road, we ask that spectators do not drive FR 85 – for the safety and comfort of the cycling participants.
Enjoying Harrisonburg and the Surrounding Area
Following are links to area experts when it comes to dining, lodging, local attractions and cultural events. You’re sure to be surprised by how much The Cycling Capital has to offer!