FAQ: THE GALLO NERO BIKE DAY

The 8th edition of the Gallo Nero Granfondo is postponed until 2021. However, on September 20th, the day on which the race would have taken place, we invite you to ride along the Gallo Nero bike routes and enjoy a special ‘food and wine’ cycling tour for the day. There will be wineries to be visited, restaurant specials for cyclists, music and performances.

HOW DOES BIKE DAY WORK:

do i need to register?

No. Bike Day is not a competitive race or bicycle touring event, it is simply an invitation to come and ride your bike on our roads, enjoying a day of open wineries and many other initiatives dedicated to cyclists

ARE THERE BIKE ROUTES?

We suggest you ride along the traditional bike routes used for the Gallo Nero Granfondo following the normal direction of travel.
Since it is a non-competitive, leisurely ride, you may start from any point within the route and stop wherever you wish, to visit and enjoy wineries, restaurants, historic villages, scenic views, and performances.

In addition to our two Granfondo traditional routes (long 135km and medium 80km), we have created two new ones specifically for Bike Day: they are both approximately 30 km and explore the territory, one going north, the other going south.

Route details HERE and gpx as follows:

Longhttp://www.strava.com/routes/11814685

Mediumhttp://www.strava.com/routes/11814453

Short 38 km Northhttps://www.strava.com/routes/2731448998548152558

Short 28 km Southhttps://www.strava.com/routes/2731449244625275118

WILL ROAD TRAFFIC BE CLOSED?

No. Just like any other day, there will be normal traffic and road traffic laws shall apply.

For this reason, please be careful while riding, as traffic and road conditions will be just like any other day.

WHAT ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY?

Open wineries with guided visits and tastings along the route; dishes specifically created for the occasion by nearby restaurants and dedicated to cyclists; performances taking place around Gallo Nero statues placed along the path; prizes for best photograph taken during Bike Day wearing one of the many different Gallo Nero cyclist jerseys.

More details of the different points of interests can be found on a special APP dedicated to Bike Day and by clicking on granfondodelgallonero.it in the next few days.

ARE THERE REFRESHEMENT STATIONS ALONG THE ROUTES?

In order to ensure social distancing, there will not be any refreshment stations along the routes.

WILL THERE BE A SPECIAL JERSEY FOR BIKE DAY?

We invite all participants to wear one of the jerseys specially made for the seven editions of the Granfondo. For this occasion, they may be purchased at a special price at https://shop.chianticlassico.com/.


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