- At 12:01 AM on Sat, May 31, 2014, the entry fee(s) change:
- $105.00Alpine Loop
- $105.00Shenandoah Mountain Adventure
- $55.00Valley View Challenge
- At 12:01 AM on Sun, Aug 31, 2014, the entry fee(s) change:
- $110.00Alpine Loop
- $110.00Shenandoah Mountain Adventure
- $55.00Valley View Challenge
- At 12:01 AM on Sun, Sep 21, 2014, the entry fee(s) change:
- $120.00Shenandoah Mountain Adventure
- At 02:15 PM on Sun, Sep 21, 2014, the entry fee(s) change:
In 2014, the charitable impact of the Gran Fondo can be great than ever! 100% of these contributions will directly support the charitable mission of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Contributions can be designated. All contributors will be recognized in 2014 Supporter's Listings. See Registration Questions below.
2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Jersey
NEW DESIGN COMING FOR 2014! Jerseys are custom designed for the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo by Cutaway Clothing. Features 3 elastic rear pockets, full zip. Club Cut. These jerseys will be ready for pickup at Gran Fondo sign-in along with your rider packet.
Pre-Event DINNER | Cycling Capital Celebration
Saturday, September 27, time TBA in Downtown Harrisonburg. The dinner event includes: photo opportunity, New Belgium Brewing beers and a selection of wine, appetizers, dinner, and chances to win premium raffle items! A great way to meet and mingle with other cyclists, celebrate and fuel up for the big ride! More details to be announced. Ticket prices are subject to change, February 2014.
Meal for Spectator - Finish Line Festival
One Finish Line Festival Meal is included with your event entry. Use this option to purchase ADDITIONAL MEALS for friends, family and other festival goers. You will not be able to purchase additional meals at the event: in advance only. More info at: http://alpineloopgranfondo.com/information/finish-line-festival/
FREE Porsche VIP Parking Reservation
Flow Porsche of Charlottesville is bringing a lot of excitement to the 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo! And we're rallying Porsche drivers to do the same. If you will drive a Porsche to the event, reserve your FREE VIP Parking adjacent the Start/Finish line today!
2013 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Jersey - LAST CHANCE!
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 mountain ranges beyond. The 2013 event jersey puts these mountains front and center in a clean contemporary design by Cutaway Clothing. SHIPPING IS INCLUDED. Please view Cutaway Clothing sizing guide prior to purchasing. ONLY A FEW REMAIN. Jerseys available are in stock and will be within one business day of purchase. Jersey sizes not listed are not available at this time.
2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo
Presented by Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Hosted by Jeremiah Bishop
This event operates under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, North River Ranger District
Hosted by professional cyclist Jeremiah Bishop, the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is an event to welcome cyclists and spectators to Harrisonburg, Virginia for an exciting weekend of special events, challenging rides, charity fundraising and festivities for the entire family.
105, 78 and 35-MILE ROUTE OPTIONS
FULLY STOCKED REST STOPS with OSMO HYDRATION STATIONS (DETAILS
FULLY CATERED FINISH LINE FESTIVAL
ELECTRONIC TIMING START-TO-FINISH, KOM SEGMENTS
5-YEAR AGE GROUP KOM/QOM COMPETITION (105, 78-MILE ROUTES)
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS PROJECT KOM JERSEYS AWARDED TO AGE 5-YEAR AGE GROUP WINNERS
FREE HOT SHOWERS AT FINISH LINE
PREMIUM FINISHER TOKENS:
VALLEY VIEW CHALLENGE FINISHERS RECEIVE MEDALLIONS ON 2014 FINISHER RIBBONS
SHENANDOAH MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE FINISHERS RECEIVE MEDALLION ON 2014 FINISHERS RIBBON
ALPINE LOOP FINISHERS WHO COMPLETE RIDE BY 6 P.M. RECEIVE HANDMADE BRASS SWISS GLOCKEN (BELL) ON 2014 FINISHER RIBBON
ALPINE LOOP RIDERS WHO COMPLETE THE RIDE AFTER 6 P.M. RECEIVE MEDALLION ON 2014 FINISHER RIBBON
SPECTATORS AND FAMILIES CAN PURCHASE OPTIONAL FESTIVAL PASS TO ACCESS CATERING TENT - IN ADVANCE ONLY.
NEW BELGIUM BREWING BEER GARDEN TO SUPPORT SHENANDOAH VALLEY BICYCLE COALITION.
CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED ON-SITE IN BEER GARDEN.
LUCAS COFFEE ROASTERS MOBILE COFFEE SHOP WILL BE ONSITE AT THE START LINE, ACCEPTING CASH AND CREDIT CARDS.
YOU WILL NEED TO PRESENT AN ID AT ON-SITE SIGN-IN AND TO VERIFY AGE TO ACCESS THE BEER GARDEN*
ALL RIDERS ARE ASKED TO CARRY IDENTIFICATION ON THEM DURING THE RIDE - STATE ISSUE PHOTO IDs or "ROAD ID" SUGGESTED
RIDERS ARE NOT
REQUIRED TO HAVE USA CYCLING LICENSE TO PARTICIPATE
Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.
Because this is a fundraising event, no refunds will be issued. In the event that you are unable to attend, your entry will be put toward the charitable mission.
No rain date; In the event of EXTREME weather, routes and milage can be adjusted.
Riders can transfer entries to other riders; contact organizer by September
Mailed Registration must be postmarked by September 19, 2014.
Mail Registrations and Sponsorships to: Bishop Racing LLC, P.O. Box 868, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22803
Fairfield Inn and Suites Harrisonburg by Marriott | Host Hotel
The Fairfield Inn and Suites Harrisonburg is partnering with the 2014 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo!
The Fairfield is offering discounted rates during the Gran Fondo weekend.
Reservations will be available only by calling 540-433-9333 and asking for the "Alpine Loop Gran Fondo" group discount:
Standard Two Queens, Standard King – $104
Executive King Suite – $109
Gran Fondo guests staying at the Marriott will enjoy a special welcome reception catered by the HoneyBaked, Saturday, September 27, 3-4 p.m.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND BOOKING YOUR HARRISONBURG LODGING A.S.A.P.
ON SATURDAY, THERE WILL BE A JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL HOME GAME AT BRIDGEFORTH STADIUM
Mountain Climbs Worthy of a Grand Tour, with the Character and Grit of a Classic
The Most Challenging Gran Fondo in the States!
Jeremiah Bishop nicknamed his favorite training route "The Alpine Loop" after the glorious mountain top meadows, winding climbs and hillside farms reminiscent of the Austrian, German and Swiss settings where he has competed. Now this magnificent scenery is the backdrop for the most challenging and adventurous Gran Fondo in the United States. The route begins in Harrisonburg, Virginia and covers approximately 104 miles featuring over 11,000 feet of climbing, including an incredible dirt climb up the Dark Side of Reddish Knob! Visit AlpineLoopGranFondo.com/routes
to learn more.
Something Fun for Everyone!
The Shenandoah Mountain Adventure and Valley View Challenge options encourage and challenge cyclists of all abilities to join in the festivities of the Gran Fondo. At 75 and 35 miles, these courses showcase the ideal scenery that make Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia and Pendleton County, West Virginia famed riding destinations. Not sure which ride is for you? Visit AlpineLoopGranFondo.com/routes
to learn more, including any changes in store for the 2014 event.
Downtown Harrisonburg, at the heart of "The Bike Capital" of Virginia, is a great setting for family fun. The parade-style start of the Gran Fondo takes place on the historic Main Street. One block from the venue, you'll find art galleries, clothing boutiques and specialty shops.
Fun for the Family
Bringing the kids? They will be delighted by the variety of attractions all within a stone's throw from the start and finish. Not far from Downtown, Harrisonburg's many parks can provide a shady quiet spot for a picnic and afternoon nap, or the perfect place to exercise and play. For more information about other activities and lodging discounts, visit AlpineLoopGranFondo.com/visitors
The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo provides the opportunity and inspiration for individuals and teams to take on great challenges in support of worthy causes. A significant portion of event entries will directly support our key charities. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo will further organize support for the charity causes through additional donations, fundraising teams, raffles, silent auctions of donated merchandise and the Pre-Event Dinner in Downtown Harrisonburg.
Visibility for Prostate Cancer Awareness Project:
The mission of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project is to significantly increase the prostate cancer survivor rate by dramatically increasing the rate of early detection, with the objective that that no man should experiences a surprise, post-metastasis prostate cancer diagnosis. As the Presenting Sponsor of the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo, PCAP has shown its dedication to supporting events that promote awareness. For more information, visit Prostate Cancer Awareness Project.org.
Benefiting and Celebrating the Community:
The Gran Fondo will work in support of the mission of the Bishop Family Charitable Foundation to promote and provide resources for charitable, educational, recreational and civic-minded purposes, including funding the construction of shared use trails and alternative transportation routes from Harrisonburg schools to surrounding neighborhoods, urban centers and outdoor recreation opportunities; and promoting cycling as a means to better the health and wellness, safety, and sustainability of the community. To best execute this mission, the Foundation works closely with other non-profits and organizations including the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, and the City of Harrisonburg. For more information, visit AlpineLoopGranFondo.com/mission
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