Visit Virginia’s scenic Alleghany Highlands region for the eighth annual Gran Fondo on Saturday, July 22nd. Easily accessible from Interstate 64, 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.
The Gran Fondo will tackle the climb to Lake Moomaw and across the Gathright Dam first, before heading back through Covington, up Pitzer’s Ridge, Warm Springs Mtn., and then Pitzer’s Ridge a second time for a total distance of 116 miles and 10,000 ft. of climbing. The fee to ride this course is $75.
For more information, visit: granfondoalleghany.com
– HashtagWV, June 2017
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.