Information for Visitors
Getting Here, Playing Here, Staying Here

Downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia - A Great Setting for Family Fun!

The parade-style start of the Gran Fondo will take place on South Main Street between Warren Street and Court Square.
The Finish Line Festival will be held in the Greenspace adjacent to the Harrisonburg Farmers Market
and Turner Pavilion.

One block from the market, you'll find art galleries, museums,
clothing boutiques and specialty shops.

Throughout the special event weekend, there will be an evening gala,
Downtown events, music, beer and wine tastings, movie screenings and family activities.

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Hotels and Lodging

The Harrisonburg Marriott Residence Inn is offering
the following nightly discount rates
Friday, Sept 14 - Sunday, Sept 16: "algalga" - Studio $119
"algalgb" - One Bedroom $129
"algalgc" - One Bedroom, 2 Queens $149
"algalgd" - Two Bedroom $169
Book online and enter the discount as "GROUP CODES" in
the "Special Rate and Awards" section below the date
and reservation fields. Or call the hotel directly at
(540) 437-7426 and tell 'em we sent you!

Massanutten Resort is offering a condo special for Gran Fondo participants!
Valid Sept. 14-16, 2012 (2-night minimum required)
One bedroom, sleep four condo: $150 plus tax
To make reservations, call: 540-289-4952 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:00pm)
Must mention: "Harrisonburg Bike Race" to receive discount.

Gran Fondo Event-Day Parking

There is ample parking in Downtown Harrisonburg - but knowing where to park will be helpful.
The upper level of the Municipal Parking Deck located on Water Street is free and convenient to the Start/Finish.
All-Day parking is also available in the Municipal Parking Deck Located at the intersection of Wolfe and Mason Streets. CHECK/LEAVE YOUR BIKES WITH A FRIEND BEFORE ENTERING EITHER DECK IF YOU USE A ROOF RACK! Street-side parking is available along both sides of Liberty Street between Warren and Cantrell, and along Main Street from Cantrell to Campbell Street.
In all instances, obey posted parking signs and meters if applicable.
The Daily News Record located across from the Turner Pavilionhas agreed to open their lot for Gran Fondo participants.

Please DO NOT attempt to park in the open municipal lot adjacent to the Turner Pavilion and Harrisonburg Farmer's Market.
A big part of our relationship with the Farmer's Market is our agreement to refrain from parking here during the Market.
Anyone seen entering this lot with bicycles will be asked to leave or be ticketed.
At the completion of the Market (1 p.m.) parking will be available in this lot for family, friends, festival goers and participants.

Bringing the Kids

Young ones won't be disappointed with a children's
discovery museum, toy shop, make-your-own pottery studio
and a bicycle store/smoothie shop all within a stone's throw.

Not far from Downtown, Harrisonburg's many parks can provide
shady quiet spots for a picnic and afternoon nap,
or the perfect places to exercise and play.


Resources for Planning Your Visit

These are area experts when it comes to dining, lodging, local attractions and cultural events!
You're bound to be surprised by how much The Bike Capital really has to offer!




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