Monday, July 20, 2009

Sella Ronda Bike Day

"Sella Ronda Bike Day" was on July 12th this year. On this day the roads accessing the four Dolomite passes of the Sella Group (Sella, Gardena, Pordoi and Campolongo) were reserved for cyclists only. No motorized vehicles of any type permitted on the roads. The route is approximately 55 Km in length and you can start from the valley you prefer: Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa or Arabba.

This is a non-competitive event in which participation is open to everyone, and there is no need of registration! What a great concept! No wonder 13,000 to 15,000 cyclists come from all over Italy, and Europe to enjoy a day riding in tranquility among the most beautiful mountains in the world.

As one participant said, "Surrounded by nature in all its glory, sharing a strong passion together with others, listening to the silence broken only by the strain of my muscles, […] these are the emotions which make the Sella Ronda Bike Day, a non-competitive event, unique in the world to me.”

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