Agony in the Alleghanies

Clifton Forge, VA

Choose Your Challenge! Come to Virginia's scenic Alleghany Highlands region for the Agony in the Alleghanies Gran Fondo event.

Agony in the Alleghanies is a destination Gran Fondo 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 course choices this year:

  • Grand Fondo   103 Miles          9791 feet climbing   
  • Medio Mtn        64 Miles           6006 feet climbing   
  • Medio               69 Miles           5841 feet climbing   
  • Piccolo             30 Miles           2167 feet climbing   


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
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Finishers' Medal


Registration Fees

  • Until 12/31/19: 
    • Gran Fondo:  $40
    • Medio or Medio Mountain:  $35
    • Piccolo Fondo:  $30
  • 1/1/20 - 2/29/20:
    • Gran Fondo:  $50
    • Medio or Medio Mountain:  $40
    • Piccolo Fondo:  $33
  • 3/1/20 -3/31/20:
    • Gran Fondo:  $55
    • Medio or Medio Mountain:  $50
    • Piccolo Fondo:  $36
  • 4/1/20 - 5/7/20:
    • Gran Fondo:  $65
    • Medio or Medio Mountain:  $60
    • Piccolo Fondo:  $38
  • 5/8/20 - 5/9/19 (Ride Day):
    • Gran Fondo:  $70
    • Medio or Medio Mountain:  $65
    • Piccolo:  $40


Help us grow the event and SAVE!

We believe that Agony in the Alleghanies is a wonderful and challenging Gran Fondo event in a beautiful area.  We would appreciate your assistance in getting the word out and helping us grow the event.

When you register for Agony in the Alleghanies you will receive a personal referral code.  Share your code with your cycling friends, cycling club, social media, etc.  Every person who registers using your referral code will receive a $5 discount and you will receive a $5 refund against your registration fee.  Recruit enough riders


Support the local Alleghany Highlands community

Agony in the Alleghanies benefits the Clifton Forge Area Food Pantry.  

When & Where

May 9, 2020


7:30 AM

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