Emilia Romagna gears up to host the Italian Bike Festival 🚴

The Northern Italian region is ideal to be explored on two wheels

by Adam & Megan

The northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna will be hosting a new edition of the annual Italian Bike Festival from 9 to 11 September 2022.

Held for the first time at the Misano World Circuit, in the seaside town of Rimini, cycling enthusiasts and holiday seekers alike will be able to come together at what it is considered the leading event for the bike industry and for soft mobility.

Emilia Romagna – which most recently hosted the F1 Grand Prix, the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini MotoGP, and the iconic Motor Valley Fest – continues to host and entertain sports fans from around the world with the return of the cycling extravaganza.

© Italian Bike Festival (IBF)

Since 2018, the Italian Bike Festival has been attracting cycling enthusiasts from all over Europe. Over the course of three days, visitors will be able to interact with over 500 brands from the world of bicycles, including Trek, Cannondale, Orbea and Kona, to name just a few.

Visitors will be also invited to experience live events such as the non-stop bike show, with eight professional riders entertaining guests all day.

Additionally, there will be six races, including two ‘Gran Fondos’. Italian Gran Fondos are officially defined and certified by the Italian Cycling Federation as a bicycle event at least 120 kilometres (75 miles) long, and are individually chip-timed (start to finish) races with prizes for the fastest riders in each category. At the Italian Bike Festival, attendees will be able to spectate La Gialla Cycling Road and MTB races.

© Italian Bike Festival (IBF)

Alongside product exhibitions and live events, there will be panel discussions and workshops dealing with different subjects such as soft mobility, sustainability and cycle tourism.

Attending the Italian Bike Festival is free of charge but visitors must register here to receive their tickets, which are valid for the entirety of the festival.

Either side of the event, cycling fans can make the most of their trip and enjoy Emilia Romagna on two wheels, a region that can be easily explored by bike. There are loads of routes to choose from: from the pleasant cycle track of Ferrara (called the “Italian bicycle city”) to stunning countryside locations such as the Po Delta Park.

For further information on the Italian Bike festival, visit https://italianbikefestival.net/en/

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