Today's Date: October 31, 2014

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Rest Stops

An enthusiastic team of volunteers will greet you at Rest Stops along the course. You can look forward to cycling-specific nutrition, fruits, salty snacks, sweet treats and other fuel to keep you going.

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All Rest Stops will feature OSMO Nutrition Hydration Stations provided by OSMO – The Official Hydration Sponsor of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each Rest Stop has a unique variety of amenities and support capabilities. See below for a summary of what to expect:

 

Valley View Challenge

The Valley View Challenge will be supported by one Rest Stop on course, at mile 17.5

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop Serviced by Wyse Cycles
Mile 17.5
OSMO Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars and gel; fruits; salty snacks; nut mix; pastries; soda; water. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. Take a break and relax before a mostly downhill section leading up to Mole Hill. The Finish Line is about 18 miles away.

Click here to view a map of the Valley View Challenge.

 

Shenandoah Mountain Adventure

The Shenandoah Mountain Adventure will be supported by three Rest Stops on course, at miles 30, 41 and 58.

Brandywine Rest Stop Sponsored by Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Mile 30
OSMO Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars, HoneyStinger gels, assorted pastries, salty snack, nut mix, fruits, water.
Bathrooms available.
Mechanical support provided by Shenandoah Bicycle Company employees.

Sugar Grove Rest Stop Featuring HoneyBaked Ham Sandwiches
With Volunteers from Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
Mile 40
OSMO Hydration Station. You can look forward to a classic ham or turkey sandwich from HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg. Cycling-specific bars, gel, fruits, nut mix, salty snacks, a variety of cookies, brownies, San Pellegrino Lemonata and water. NEW for 2014, this rest stop can use restrooms in adjacent store.

National Forest Restroom
Mile 52
Not a formal Rest Stop, there will be a course sign indicating a National Forest Service toilet-only bathroom. If needed, keep this location in mind, and be on the lookout for the signs.

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop Serviced by Wyse Cycles
Mile 58.5

OSMO Hydration Station. HoneyStinger waffles, Clif Bar minis, and HoneyStinger gel; fruits (oranges, bananas, apples), salty snacks, nut mix, variety of cookies, coke and water. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. The Finish Line is about 18 miles away.

Click here to view a map of the Shenandoah Mountain Adventure.

Alpine Loop

The Alpine Loop will be supported by four Rest Stops on course, at miles 30, 40, 63 and 88.

Brandywine Rest Stop Sponsored by Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Mile 30
OSMO Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars, gel, assorted pastries, nut mix, fruit, water. Bathrooms available.
Mechanical support provided by Shenandoah Bicycle Company employees.

Franklin Rest Stop Sponsored by The Frazier Quarry Featuring HoneyBaked Ham Sandwiches
Mile 40
OSMO Hydration Station.  You can look forward to a classic ham or turkey sandwich from HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg. Cycling-specific bars, gel, fruit, salty snacks, nut mix, a variety of cookies, brownies, San Pellegrino Lemonata and water. Consider this Rest Stop your “lunch break” before you roll back toward the big mountain, but don’t linger too long if you’re watching the time cut! Bathrooms are available at this Rest Stop.

Brushy Fork Reservoir Rest Stop Sponsored by Rocktown Bicycles
Mile 63
Featuring Lucas Roasting Company iced coffee to give your legs an extra jolt before the final KOM segment!
OSMO Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars, gels, nut mix, fruit, a variety of sweet and salty snacks. Get what you need to get over the big climb. NEW for 2014, this remote rest stop will offer portable toilets. Mechanical support provided by Rocktown Bicycles employees.

National Forest Restroom
Mile 82
Not a formal Rest Stop, there will be a course sign indicating a National Forest Service toilet-only bathroom. If needed, keep this location in mind, and be on the lookout for the signs.

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop Serviced by Wyse Cycles
Mile 88

OSMO Hydration Station. HoneyStinger waffles, Clif Bar minis, and HoneyStinger gel; fruits (oranges, bananas, apples), salty snacks, nut mix, variety of cookies, coke and water. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. The Finish Line is about 18 miles away.

Click here to view a map of the Alpine Loop.

Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Virginia Harrisonburg Rest Stop

Riders Enjoy the Rest Stops Along Each of the Gran Fondo Routes

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