Harrisonburg, VA
USAC Permit Number 2012-466
 Event Description
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Mountain climbs worthy of a grand tour, with the character and grit of a classic! 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 95 miles featuring 11,000 feet of climbing. The Alpine Loop Gran Fondo provides the opportunity and inspiration for individuals and teams to take on great challenges in support of worthy causes. All event proceeds will directly support community charities, local schools and cycling infrastructure.

 Course Description
104-Mile Alpine Loop Gran Fondo 71-Mile Shenandoah Mountain Medio Route 32-Mile Valley View Piccolo Route Route maps are available:
 Start Time   Gender   Discpline   Category   Age   Prizes   Places   Length   Field  Fee  Late Fee  Onsite Fee 
9:00 am  Mens  Road Race    ALL    104 miles     $95 $120 TBD
9:00 am  Mens  Road Race    ALL    32 miles     $40 $40 TBD
9:00 am  Mens  Road Race    ALL    71 miles     $95 $120 TBD

Registration for the 2012 event is OPEN: (Fundraising registration will be available February 2012)

Jeremiah Bishop's 2012 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Presented by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Harrisonburg, Virginia Hosted by professional cyclist Jeremiah Bishop, the Alpine Loop Gran Fondo is an event to welcome cyclists and spectators to his hometown of Harrisonburg, Virginia for an exciting weekend of special events, challenging rides, charity fundraising and festivities for the entire family. The event is electronic chip-timed, and participants can compete in the two KOM sections for the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project King and Queen of the Mountains Competition. (KOM Jerseys will be awarded to USAC 5-year age groups, U23 and older.) For the latest and most complete information, visit

Event-day sign-in, staging and the Finish Line Festival will take place in Downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia in the park adjacent to the Turner Pavilion (location of Harrisonburg Farmer's Market). Google Maps - 240 Liberty Street Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801 does the trick. Map to Harrisonburg, Virginia is available:

 For More Information:
Erin Bishop
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 246-7673
Online registration