Ride the Gran Fondo Alleghany

The Gran Fondo Alleghany lets you get in serious bike mileage in an amazing atmosphere.

There are four distance bike rides to choose from — Piccolo Fondo, Medio Mountain, Medio Fondo, and Gran Fondo – on Saturday, July 20 in the Alleghany Highlands.

And we want to help you experience this ride — you just have to pick the distance.

Enter to win a Gran Fondo Alleghany entry! Fill out the form below.

The Medio Mountain, is a 64-mile race filled with over 6,000 feet climbing throughout. Racers will be forced to tackle the Warm Springs Mountain climb, as well as many other climbs. If you are looking for a medium-length course, full of intense, leg-burning mountains, this is the course for you.

The overall distance of the Medio Fondo is almost identical to the Medio Mountain at 69 miles but will have nearly 200 fewer feet climbing, making it a perfect mix of distance and climbing.

The shortest and flattest course available is the Piccolo Fondo. It stretches 30 miles, with only 2,200 feet climbing. The first half of the race is a long, slow climb, but is all downhill once you reach the 18-mile mark. The Piccolo is perfect for beginners and young riders.

The hardest and most demanding course is the Gran Fondo. It stretches 103 miles, and has almost 10,000 feet climbing! This course is not to be taken lightly and is most definitely not for the faint of heart. Only extremely experienced riders should tackle the Grand Fondo, although any rider brave enough is more than welcome to try.

All rides come with course timing, neutral technical support, fully stocked rest stops, and food and beverage at the finish.

Each event is a fun, exhilarating race for cyclists, and allows spectators to cheer on racers along the way, or meet them at the finish. You can find detailed routes of each course here.

The event begins in Covington and finishes in Clifton Forge with a post-ride block party. To make it easier for riders, there is plenty of parking at the finish with shuttles to the start in the hours preceding the event. (Use the bike valet for overnight storage when you come to packet pickup.)

Gran Fondo Alleghany

  • When: Saturday, July 20
  • Where: Covington and Clifton Forge
  • Registration: Online

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