Today's Date: July 21, 2017

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 Training Ride on Course

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Group Training Expedition: Sunday, August 27, 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 2017 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…

Bib #s Assignments – Sign-In Tips

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2016 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Onsite Sign-In and Packet Pick Up will take place: Saturday, September 24, 2-6 p.m. Brothers Craft Brewing Brewery and Taproom 800 N Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia         Sunday, September 25, 6-7:30 a.m. Turner Pavilion / Start & Finish Line Festival Location 228 S Liberty Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia For those able to, please make every effort to sign in on Saturday. Event-day sign-in is for those unable to arrive on Saturday. Do not wait! At Sign-In you will to do two things before approaching the Registration Tables: Sign a USA Cycling Waiver and Release…

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…

2016 Event Jersey Unveiled

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2016 Jerseys are in Production! The 2016 event jerseys have been 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; available in men’s and women’s Club Cut. See size chart. 2016 Jerseys are available for purchase with event registration or as a unique transaction on BikeReg.com. 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…

NEW 2016 “King of the Hill” Contest

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New for 2016 – Participants in the 36-mile Valley View Challenge and 62-mile Mt Solon Metric Century routes of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo can attempt to clock their fastest time up Mole Hill and earn the distinction of King and Queen of the Hill. A new timed segment for 2016, the Mole Hill challenge will include .6 miles and 145 feet of climbing with sustained grades over 8 percent. An enduring feature of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo and located just a few miles before the finish line, Mole Hill tempts riders with a short but steep climb in the…

Bella Luna to Host ‘Fondo Dinner Celebration

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The 2016 Cycling Capital Celebration and pre-event dinner for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project will take place at Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza, Saturday, September 24, 6-8 p.m. Located in the historic Livery Building in downtown Harrisonburg’s Culinary District, Bella Luna offers authentic, handcrafted wood-fired pizzas, hand-made pastas, fresh seasonal salads, and desserts. The dinner event is an annual attraction for cyclists who will participate in the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, as well as members of the local community, cyclists and cycling advocates. It is also a coming-together for friends of the The…

NEW: ‘Fondo Breakfast Items Offered

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Heritage Bakery & Cafe of Harrisonburg is offering pre-orders for event-day breakfast items. Breakfast items ordered in advance will be available beginning at Sunday, September 20, 6 a.m. at the Turner Pavilion start / finish venue of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Enjoy a French-inspired start to the day, including the following menu items: bacon egg and cheese croissant/gluten free bread available ($6.50) spinach egg cheese croissant/ gluten free bread available ($6.00) chocolate croissants ($3) gluten and dairy free muffins – blueberry, banana walnut, lemon poppy, chocolate espresso, orange cranberry  ($3) homemade granola bowl with yogurt (or almond milk), bananas and honey…

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…

2014 Event Photos

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The Joe Foley Photography Team returned to the ‘Fondo in 2014 and captured thousands of images; from the ‘Fondo Happy Hour and Porsche Red Carpet; the Start to the Finish Line Festival and all the roads in between! Now, thousands of high-resolution photos are be available at Joe Foley Photography Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Galleries. Photos from the Finish Line Photo Booth and Porsche Red Carpet Photo Opportunity also will be available on the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Facebook page – for you to download and share for free. Here are some highlights from the day’s adventure:

2014 Event Jersey

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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 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo presented by Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Event Jersey features silhouettes of these mountains (back and side panels) in a clean, contemporary design by Cutaway Clothing.           2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo jerseys are available while supplies last. Jerseys can be purchased with registration or as a unique transaction on BikeReg.com. Jerseys that are…