Friday, July 26, 2013

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia, Beverly Hills, November 3

Tune up your bikes, as the most glamorous edition of Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia will hit Beverly Hills on Sunday, November 3. This Italian cycling event will kick-off on swanky Rodeo Drive, before heading out to 2 routes (50 and 85 miles) throughout Beverly Hills and surrounding mountainous areas, with timed climbs to bring every rider a fun challenge. Participants will enjoy the opulent adventure of Beverly Hills while experiencing a little bit of Italy, starting with a 2-days Expo nestled in Beverly Canon Garden, located next to the prestigious Montage Hotel. The place is a natural oasis in the center of Beverly Hills: lushly landscaped gardens, rows of sycamore trees and charming garden benches, all create a fantastic must-see experience.

Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia is beyond excited to bring the event to Beverly Hills, a playground to the rich and the famous known as one of the most fashionable cities in the world with its fine dining, world-class shopping, beautiful weather and perfectly manicured people and landscape. Match that with the experience of Italian cycling, the style of Italy and the mystique of the Giro d’Italia and yes, “that’s amore”. Traditional VIP reception will be a look-after event on Saturday. The hills will be alive with bikers from around the world for this quite unique edition, which echoes a very successful one in 2011, organized in conjunction with the Italian Week Celebrations. So far, thousands of riders took part to the previous editions in Monterey, New York and Pasadena.

“We are proud to announce the finalized date of the Beverly Hills edition,” says Lorenzo De Salvo, RCS Development Head. “We love to be in the heart of this paradise and we thank the City Council for providing bike enthusiasts an opportunity to ride through splendid and iconic places which will be able to attract, we are convinced, also many international cyclists.”

Along with the chance to encounter celebrities on your ride, you can be sure to indulge in many celebrity-style perks: the Expo at the Beverly Canon Gardens, the pasta party in a top class Restaurant at the Montage Hotel and a rich goodie bag! Be sure to reserve your spot at this exclusive event to be part of a unique Gran Fondo.

Proud sponsors and partners of the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia include: Bianchi, Vittoria, Selle Italia, Limar, Santini, Speedplay, Mezzacorona wines, Camelbak, Bicycling magazine, Gazzetta dello Sport and Interbike. As a representative of the best in Italian experiences, the event is also endorsed by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, and the Italian Trade Commission.

To register and to get lodging information visit  40% OFF with the code BH2013 only until August 7.

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