Professional cyclist Jeremiah Bishop’s favorite training route earned its nickname with 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 108 miles featuring 11,000 feet of climbing. There's something for everyone:
36-mile Valley View Challenge
100-kilometer (62-mile) Mt Solon Metric Century
78-mile Shenandoah Mountain Adventure
100-mile Shenandoah Mountain Century
108-mile Alpine Loop
Entry fee includes: high-quality event t-shirt, fully stocked rest stations, electronic timing, King and Queen of the mountain competition, KOM jerseys presented to 5-year age group winners, premium finisher medallions, hot showers, free parking, catered meal and finish line festival, first beverage in beer garden (21+ only), live performances by the bands The Judy Chops and Shenandoah Alley.
The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo provides the opportunity and inspiration for individuals and teams to take on great challenges in support of worthy causes. Jeremiah Bishop's Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is presented by Prostate Cancer Awareness Project, and also benefits the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Plan Our Park initiative.
Admission Fee: Entry Fee Varies
Last Updated: 6/5/2015 9:03 AM