Ciclocaffè, pump track and pedal party: from 12 to 14 April at Parco delle Cascine
back Florence Bike Festival. With a message on road safety
The 7th edition of the event involves new locations in a large party in the saddle
Dj set, performances, activities for adults and children, in addition to the most awaited appointment:
the De Rosa Granfondo Firenze, starting from the Piazzale Michelangelo, with strongly symbolic links
Ciclocaffè in which to stop for a bike check and a cappuccino, DJ set, performance on the pedals and a pump track on which to test their athletic skills (without pedals): from April 12th to 14th Florence Bike Festival returns, the kermesse that involves the city of Florence in a big party on two wheels. Among the novelties of the seventh edition the inclusion of different city locations in the "FBF circuit", activities for young and old and the new trial of the De Rosa Granfondo Florence , the race in two routes of 95 and 131 km, up and down the Mugello mountains, starting from piazzale Michelangelo and arriving on the ascent of via Salviati, made famous by the Cycling World Championships. Not only a party, but also a message to the city and to the cycling community about road safety : the official shirt of the Granfondo this year will have printed the symbol of the minimum distance to keep on the road compared to cyclists, while some of the main associations active in the sector they will be present all weekend at the Cascine to make information and awareness.
"This festival was born as a bet and has become a point of reference for the city and for the sports scene - says Andrea Vannucci , Councilor for Sports of the City of Florence - as well as an opportunity to talk about the world of cycling in the round . Seven years ago the culture of the bike was not the same, events like this have helped to create a culture of cycling in the city ".
The party will begin on Friday April 12th at 2 pm with the opening of the FBF Village at the Cascine Park, while the opening of the side events program - from 7 pm - will be the party at Florence Out Of Ordinary bistrot (viale Strozzi 18), local Inside the Student Hotel, a newly designed hotel recently inaugurated in a former building owned by the Ferrovie dello Stato, which also houses a Ciclocaffè with an annex dedicated to bikes.
Saturday 13 will be animated by the large two-wheeled village at the Parco delle Cascine, headquarters of the Florence Bike Festival. From the latest smart e-bike models, confirming the steady growth of the "pedal assisted" sector, the vintage genre, up to new phenomena like the Gravel Bike , passing through the latest De Rosa production models, true jewels of the made in Italy, the bike will be the protagonist "in all its forms", with the active presence of the main brands in the sector. But also thanks to the collaboration of associations of enthusiasts and voluntary expression of the Florentine and Tuscan territory, including Fiab Florence.
It will also be possible to test yourself on a pump track , a particular track with bumps and holes on which you run with bikes without pedals, relying solely on your body and your sense of balance. The pump track, coming directly from Trentino, will become the heart of the Cascine headquarters, with spectacular bike rides, performances, DJ sets, mini-courses for children and a chill out zone for parents . Also planned a stage of the TERZAROSSA Electric Bike Cross Championship , reserved for the latest generation e-bikes . An area of the FBF Village will also be dedicated to the main institutional projects in the field of cycling, including the Tuscany cycle network , the permanent route of L'Eroica , the Florentine " Cycle Path " and the one that should soon connect Florence and Prato, from the perspective of a festival in ever closer dialogue with urban reality.
Sunday 14 the most awaited event, with the De Rosa Granfondo Florence : confirm the scenic departure under the David of Michelangelo and a swing of emotions between the climbs of Fiesole, the hills of Mugello, the peaks of the Apennines and Lake Bilancino . Over 3 thousand riders expected from all over Italy and across the border for one of the races with the highest emotional impact in the panorama of the granfondo.
The event enjoys the patronage of the City of Florence, the Metropolitan City and the Tuscany Region and relies on the media partnership of Radio Deejay for the De Rosa Granfondo Firenze.
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