Bartali 180 - Riding in the hero’s path

Bartali 180 - Riding in the hero’s path

7th-8th September, 2019

Can’t make it to Italy for our 2019 event?
Save the date for 2020: June 12-14th

7th-8th September, 2019

Can’t make it to Italy for our 2019 event?
Save the date for 2020: June 12-14th

From Florence to Assisi in honor of Gino Bartali
Welcome to the first edition of the Bartali 180 - Riding The Hero’s Path event. We are excited and honored to share with you this incredibly special and unique opportunity to honor the legendary Gino Bartali.

In this one-of-its-kind event, you will live and experience the incredible journey that Gino rode as part of his role in saving hundreds from the grasp of the Nazi’s.

We look forward to welcoming you with us, as we celebrate the incredible deeds of the great Gino Bartali.

“Il bene si fa ma non si dice”
“Good is something you do, not talk about.”

Bartali 180 Riding Course

The 2019 Bartali 180 Ride will feature a beautiful rolling road out of Florence, where you can catch a peak of the Apennine Mountain Range in the distance.

The route will then continue on Via Sette Ponte, a particularly beautiful road that is used by many riders as a part of their daily riding. Along the route, we will stop in “Rada in Chianti” for light lunch, before heading to Terontola – where Bartali’s monument is placed.

At Terontola, we will meet with Ivo Faltoni, Bartali’s dear friend, to hear from him directly about the harrowing years of Gino’s involvement in supporting the Assisi Underground, and about Gino’s success in cycling and the Grand tours.

The last part of the ride, before reaching Assisi, is rather an optional one, with a few good climbs, making the post ride massage extremely welcomed!

For those who would like to have a shorter day, the option of jumping on the event bus would be available at this spot.

The ride will finish with a short scenic ascent up into Assisi, before the final finishers ceremony at Piazza Santa Maria Degli Angeli in Assisi.

Fully Supported Ride
Bartali 180 Ride is a fully supported experience. Participants will have the amenities and support exactly like the professional riders do and get to enjoy:

  • Support cars with spare wheels, sports nutrition supply and everything a rider may need along the ride

  • Bike build and dismount by professional mechanics

  • Optional massage at the evening pre/post effort

***High-End Carbon bikes are available for rent upon demand

Event schedule

Saturday, September 7th:

  • 13:00 - Riders welcoming in Florence
  • 14:00 - Bike setup and participation package handout
  • 16:00 - Light afternoon guided cycle 30 km (optional)
  • 18:30 - Event opening “Aperitivo” (Cocktail) and presentation
  • 20:00 - Dinner
  • Overnight stay in Florence

Sunday, September 8th:

  • 06:00 - Breakfast
  • 07:30 - Hotel Checkout
  • 08:00 - Departure for the ride from Florence (180km, including stops along the route)
  • 16:00 - Estimated arrival to Assisi
  • 17:00 - Closing Ceremony at Piazza Santa Maria degli Angeli, in Assisi.
  • 19:30 - Finishers Dinner in Assisi
  • Overnight stay in Assisi

Monday, September 9th:
Participants Transfer from Assisi to Florence or to Rome

***For participants who wish to arrive earlier to Italy or prolong their stay after the event, we offer additional packages that includes wonderful cycling and touristic sightseeing.

The ride itself
  • When: Sunday 8th September, 2019
    Where: from Florence (Piazzale Michelangelo) to Assisi (Piazza Santa Maria Degli Angeli)
  • Each of the cyclists will be requested to wear the event jersey, as well as his participant number all along the event.
  • Helmets will be required  and all traffic rules are to be followed.  
  • The ride will be in conditions of “controlled traffic”, in roads that allows comfortable transition of the event’s peloton and in full coordination of the various municipalities and the local authorities.
  • A maximum time limit to collate the rule will be defined and must be strictly respected  
  • The ride is not competitive by any means and will not include a final classification of any type.
Weather in the region in September tends to have highs in the low 80’s, and lows in the upper 60’s, with some precipitation. Be sure to pack your fall riding gear, as you may want to start off with arm warmers, a base layer, and a wind vest,  before removing them (and handing to the support car) and enjoying the day time temperatures. 

About the Bartali 180 ride
  • The “Bartali 180” is a non-competitive cycling event that takes place in Italy; departing from Florence and ending in Assisi.
  • The first edition of the event will be open to a maximum of 150 participants who will also include influencers, journalists and several pro and former pro cyclists who will honor the event in their participation.
  • The event is non-competitive and is dedicated to commemorating Bartali’s legacy, in addition to celebrating life and designed to enjoy the beauty, the tastes and the scenery the stanning regions of Tuscany and Umbria offers.