Sellaronda Bike Day in Dolomites, Italy

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 9, 2011 12:27 pm


Due to the enormous success in previous years, thousands of cyclists will be coming from all over the world to partake in The Sellaronda Bike Day to pedal on the slopes of the Dolomites, Italy, a UNESCO world heritage site on Sunday, July 3, 2011.

The four Dolomite passes will be closed to motor traffic and bicycles will become in charge of the Gardena, Sella, Pordoi and Campolongo passes. Cyclists can choose to depart from any of the four villages in the valley bottom and the roads are closed from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

The growing numbers of 6,000 cyclists from the first edition of The Sellaronda Bike Day to now over 18,000 in 2010, the success of this growth lies in the format of the event. More than 20,000 cyclists are expected and in this sixth edition this year, and they will find a minor innovation – The organization invites the participants to take the most sought-after mountain routes in the heart of the Dolomites, in an anti-clockwise direction.  Hold on to your bicycle seats!

Following the Bike Day on July 3 will be the mountain bike Südtirol Sellaronda HERO with and estimate of 1,500 bikers competing on the paths of the Dolomites.

Later in the season, not unlike the Bike Day and coinciding with EcoDolomites, the four passes of Dolomite will be once again closed on Sunday, September 18 to allow all cyclists to ride into the some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world again. However this time, cyclists must not be surprised to find electric bicycles or bikes with assisted pedaling by their sides.

The Sellaronda Bike Day can thus become a great day out for the family. The chance to get out to admire the mountain landscape and enjoy a break on the passes at one of the many restaurants along the route. And all along simply on two wheels.

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