2024 Agony in the Alleghanies Gran Fondo

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Covington & Clifton Forge, Virginia

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2023 Agony in the Alleghanies Gran Fondo
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Covington & Clifton Forge, VA

Saturday, May 13th, 2023
Start: Gran Fondo 7:00 am, Medio Mountain 7:30 am, Medio Fondo 8:00 am, Piccolo Fondo 8:30 am

Covington & Clifton Forge, Virginia

We offer riders four course choices:

Gran Fondo: 103 Miles
9791 feet climbing
7:00 am start

Fee $80

Medio Mountain: 64 Miles
6006 feet climbing
7:30 am start

Fee $75

Medio Fondo: 69 Miles
5841 feet climbing
8:00 start

Fee: $75

Piccolo Fondo: 30 Miles
2167 feet climbing
8:30 am start

Fee $50

Through 12/31/21

Gran Fondo:  $50
Medio or Medio Mountain:  $45
Piccolo Fondo:  $30

1/1 -2/28

Gran Fondo:  $60
Medio or Medio Mountain:  $55
Piccolo Fondo:  $40

3/1 - 4/28

Gran Fondo:  $70
Medio or Medio Mountain:  $65
Piccolo Fondo:  $45

5/1 - 5/13 (Ride Day):

Gran Fondo:  $80
Medio or Medio Mountain:  $75
Piccolo:  $50

Fee Includes:

  • 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
  • Timing and Results
  • Finishers' Medals

Important Locations and Times

Friday, May 12th

4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

410 W. Main Street

Covington, VA  24426

Saturday, May 13th

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

410 W. Main Street

Covington, VA 24426

Friday, May 12th

4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Saturday, May 13th

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

410 W. Main Street

Covington, VA 24426

Saturday, May 13th

6:00 AM  - 8:30 AM

Rose Av. Parking lot

Rose Av. and Church Sts.

Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Saturday, May 7th

Gran Fondo starts at 7:00 am

Medio Mountain starts at 7:30 am

Medio Fondo starts at 8:00 am

Piccolo Fondo starts at 8:30 am

Downtown Covington

410 W. Main St.

Covington, VA 24426

Clifton Forge School of the Arts

518 Church St.

Clifton Forge, VA 24422

Riders may pick up their packets at Patsy's Dance Studio, 319 W Main St. in downtown Covington on Friday, May 6th from 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Late packet pick-up is available at the same location (adjacent to the ride start) on Saturday morning from 6:30 – 8:30 AM.

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Directions

To Registration and Start (Covington)

From I-64, take Exit 14, VA-154, toward Covington/Hot Springs. At the end of the ramp, make a left onto VA-154 North (S. Craig St.). After 1.2 miles, make a right onto W. Locust St. Take the second left onto N. Lexington Av. Then, take the first right onto Main St. Registration is on your left, 410 W. Main St. There is parking available on side building.

To Shuttle Parking (Clifton Forge)

From I-64, take Exit 27 (U.S. 60 Business). Take U.S. 60 towards Clifton Forge. After 2.2 miles, you will bear left onto Keswick St. (staying on U.S. 60 Business). After bearing left onto Keswick, take the first right onto Rose Av. (tight turn – less than 90 degrees). The Rose Av. lot will be a short distance on your right, at the intersection of Rose Av. and Church St.  Signs will be posted.

Event Parking and Shuttle Service

The Gran Fondo Alleghany begins in Covington, and finishes in Clifton Forge, VA, 12 miles distant. To encourage participation in the post-ride block party (and to avoid a weary ride back to your car), we request that riders park in a designated parking lot in Clifton Forge, close to the finish.

Shuttle buses will run from the parking lot in Clifton Forge to the start in Covington on Saturday morning from 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Buses will depart approximately every 10-15 minutes. The buses are not equipped to carry bicycles, so please make use of the bike valet in Covington, which is available for overnight storage on Friday night (you may drop off your bike after number pick-up), or for temporary storage on Saturday morning (6:30-8:30).

Bike Valet is at 410 W. Main Street. Bicycles checked in at the school will be protected by an overnight armed security guard and the building will be under extra patrol by the Covington Police.

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