No need to cross the Atlantic for an Old World cycling experience - come to Virginia's scenic Alleghany Highlands region for the Gran Fondo Agony in the Alleghanies.
SPECIAL PROMOTION - SAVE ON REGISTRATION AND POSSIBLY RIDE FOR FREE! Register by the end of May and be a Gran Fondo Alleghany Ambassador.
As an Ambassador, we will email you your Personal Promo Code. Share it with your cycling friends. Each friend who registers by June using your Personal Promo Code will save $5 on registration and you will receive a $5 rebate for each Gran or Medio registration or $3 rebate for each Piccolo registration up to the total amount of your registration fee! Get enough friends to register with your Personal Promo Code and you can ride for FREE!
Gran Fondo Agony in the Alleghanies is a destination cycling event you won't want to miss.
Easily accessible from Interstate 64, and four hours' drive from both Washington, DC and Charlotte, the Alleghany Highlands' majestic peaks and picturesque valleys might be mistaken for a region of France or Germany. With electronic chip timing, a King of the Mountains competition, and a mass start, all the elements of the classic European Gran Fondo will be here stateside and served up with southern hospitality. No Michelin guide required!
We offer riders 4 new course choices this year (exact distances TBD):
Gran Fondo: 105-mile mountainous course (includes the challenging Warm Spring Mountain climb with the chip-timed King of the Mountain contest)
Medio Mountain: 65 mile mountainous course (includes the challenging Warm Spring Mountain climb with the chip-timed King of the Mountain contest)
Medio Fondo: 65-mile hilly course
Piccolo Fondo: 31-mile hilly course
- Post-ride food and beverage
- Bike valet service in Covington Friday night/Saturday morning
- Shuttle service from parking at Clifton Forge finish to ride start in Covington on Saturday morning
- Free technical/mechanical support
- Fully stocked food and water stops
- Electronic Chip Timing
- Finishers' Medal
- Until 2/1/18:
- Gran Fondo: $40
- Medio or Medio Mountain: $35
- Piccolo Fondo: $30
- 2/1/18 - 4/30/18:
- Gran Fondo: $50
- Medio or Medio Mountain: $40
- Piccolo Fondo: $33
- 5/1/18 - 5/31/18:
- Gran Fondo: $55
- Medio or Medio Mountain: $45
- Piccolo Fondo: $36
- 6/1/18 - 7/10/18:
- Gran Fondo: $65
- Medio or Medio Mountain: $50
- Piccolo Fondo: $39
- 7/11/18 - Ride Day:
- Gran Fondo: 70
- Medio or Medio Mountain: $60
- Piccolo Fondo: $42