programme of the 20th edition of L’eroica

In 2017 we organize the 21th Edition of L’Eroica. Only 100 cyclists attended the first eventi in Gaiole in Chianti and now we count on thousands of participants. We are working to the new programme. Soon we will publish the detailed programme.

Programme 2016
GAIOLE IN CHIANTI

29 September - 2 October 2016
 
 
BROLIO CASTLE – EXHIBITION OF HISTORICAL BIKES
 
  • from FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER to SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER
The beautiful Barone Ricasoli wine cellars will host historical and ‘heroic’ bicycles, dating from the 1930s to the ‘60s; mementos, woolen jerseys, posters and vintage accessories.
 
10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 - 19:00

EROICA CAFFÈ BROLIO
 
  • from THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER to SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER
Loc. Madonna a Brolio – Brolio Castle Cellars
Opening of new Eroica Caffè Brolio in front of the historical Barone Ricasoli wine cellars.
EROICA CAFÈ
 
  • from THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER to SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER
Ex Cantine Ricasoli
Thursday 29/09/2016: 10:00 – 20:00
Friday 30/09/2016: 7:00 – 24:00
Saturday 01/10/2016: 7:00 – 24:00
Sunday 02/10/2016: 5:00 – 18:00
Eroica Cafè is full of surprises this year. By day, savour an Eroica coffee by Goppion, prepared by the skilled baristas from “La Marzocco” (a historical company, handmade in Florence, world leader in the production of professional coffee machines) or delight your palate with typical Tuscan morsels from the “Forno Menchetti”. By night enjoy a good glass of Chianti from the excellent wines on offer.
 
BROLIO CASTLE - CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE
 
  • SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER
10:00 – 18:00
The 20th Edition of L’Eroica launches a new initiative, intended to celebrate bicycles and cyclists alike. The Concours d’Elegance will take place in Piazza Ricasoli in Gaiole in Chianti. The competition has been organized by the Register of ‘Heroic Bikes’ and the jury is composed of experts and collectors from all over the world.
 
ASCIANO – LOCAL MARKET
 
  • from SATURDAY 1 to SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER
Market with local producers and sale of typical Tuscan products
 

 
  • THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
Ex Cantine Ricasoli
14:00 – AN AFTERNOON OF WELLBEING: depart Gaiole by private bus for a short escape from the stress of everyday life at the Centro Termale San Giovanni a Rapolano Terme.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY Info and bookings: info@animatoscana.it
  • Auditorium ex Cantine Ricasoli
21:00 - "DIAVOLO ROSSO. AVVENTURE, IMPRESE E MITICHE ASTUZIE DI GIOVANNI GERBI IL GRANDE CAMPIONE, PIONIERE DEL CICLISMO PROFESSIONALE” (the Red Devil. Adventures, achievements and ploys of Giovanni Gerbi, the great champion and pioneer of professional cycling) a show, written and performed by actor, Giorgio Boccassi, nephew of Giovanni Gerbi.
22:00 – EROIROCK: L'Eroica for the young, with live music in the marquee.
 
  • FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
Ex Cantine Ricasoli
09:00/19:00 – VINTAGE BIKES & ACCESSORIES EXHIBIT AND MARKET
09:00/13:00–15:00/19:00 – registration of accredited guests, checking and collection of event numbers
15:00 – reservation and purchase of tickets for the “HEROES DINNER”
Brolio Castle Cellars
11:00 – WAITING FOR L’EROICA WITH BARON RICASOLI: ENGLISH LANGUAGE guided visit of the wine cellars and the Exhibition of historical and ‘heroic’ bikes; followed by a tasting of three Barone Ricasoli wines and lunch at the Osteria del Castello (3 courses, 2 glasses of wine, water and coffee).
Bookings: 0577/730217 – s.brandini@ricasoli.it

Early afternoon – TYPICAL TUSCAN COOKING SCHOOL: depart from Gaiole by private bus. Preparation of a typical Tuscan menu, from starters to dessert, including fresh handmade pasta.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY Info and bookings: info@animatoscana.it

Ex tourist information office, Gaiole in Chianti
15:00/19:00 – registration for the Register of Heroic Bikes.
Eroica Caffè
From 19:00 – the opening ceremony of the 20th edition of L’Eroica will take place in the presence of the Mayor of Gaiole in Chianti. There will be an evening of music, with songs dedicated to the world of cycling.

22:00 – EROIROCK: L'Eroica for the young, with live music in the marquee.
 
  • SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER
Morning: GUIDED BIKE TOUR OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE L’EROICA LONG ROUTE WITH A SURPRISE GUEST: for those who want to explore the Montalcino loop, the challenging Castiglion del Bosco climb and the wonderful panoramic white roads of Lucignano d’Asso, a wonderful ride with a special guest and a rest stop in perfect Eroica style.
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Info and bookings: info@animatoscana.it
Ex Cantine Ricasoli
09:00/19:00 – VINTAGE BIKES & ACCESSORIES EXHIBIT AND MARKET
09:00/19:00 – registration of accredited guests, checking and collection of event numbers
Ex Cantine Ricasoli
9:00/17:00 – RUBBER STAMP to mark the 20th edition of L’Eroica
Ex tourist information office, Gaiole in Chianti
15:00/19:00 – registration for the Register of Heroic Bikes.
Brolio Castle Cellars
11:00 – WAITING FOR L’EROICA WITH BARON RICASOLI: ENGLISH LANGUAGE guided visit of the wine cellars and the Exhibition of historical and ‘heroic’ bikes; followed by a tasting of three Barone Ricasoli wines and lunch at the Osteria del Castello (3 courses, 2 glasses of wine, water and coffee).
Bookings: 0577/730217 – s.brandini@ricasoli.it

Auditorium Ex Cantine Ricasoli
11:30/13:30 – Press Conference to present:
‐                 Ciclo Club Eroica
‐                 Eroica Dolomiti
‐                 The new 115 km Chianti Classico route
‐                 The 2017 Calendar of events
14:30 - …THE FIRST TIME: a guided excursion by bike, open to everybody but especially for those who have never experienced L’Eroica.
Auditorium Ex Cantine Ricasoli
14:30/15.30 – Presentation to the Press: “L’EROICA: FROM TUSCANY A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF ‘MADE IN ITALY’ THAT IS SUCCESSFUL ALL OVER THE WORLD.” Speakers include: Stefano Ciuoffo, Councilor for Tourism of the Tuscany Region, Michele Pescini, Mayor of Gaiole in Chianti, Giancarlo Brocci, founder of l’Eroica.
15:30 – MINI-EROICA: non-competitive event for children, followed by a party with snacks
Auditorium ex Cantine Ricasoli
15:30/16:30 – MEETING WITH THE AUTHORS: the books that tell the best bicycle stories with: Felice Gimondi, Maurizio Evangelista, Marco Marando, Marco Pastonesi, Lorenzo Franzetti, Riccardo Barlaam and Gino Cervi.
Auditorium Ex Cantine Ricasoli
16:30/17:30 – EROICA VINTAGE WHISKERS COMPETITION: we want to celebrate the style of these ‘heroic’ beards and moustaches.  
Info: Alessio Berti alessioberti67@gmail.com

17:00 – WAITING FOR L’EROICA WITH BARON RICASOLI: ENGLISH LANGUAGE guided visit of the wine cellars and the Exhibition of historical and ‘heroic’ bikes; followed by a tasting of three Barone Ricasoli wines and dinner at the Osteria del Castello (4 courses, 3 glasses of wine, water and coffee).
Bookings: 0577/730217 – s.brandini@ricasoli.it
 
17:30 - L’EROICA FOR CHARITY: a travelling music show, around the streets of the town with musician Nicola Costanti, to raise funds for earthquake victims in Amatrice and support Magis initiatives in Burkina Faso.
Auditorium ex Cantine Ricasoli
17:30 - L’EROICA FOR CHARITY: presentation of the activities of the Fondazione Eroica (Eroica Foundation)
Auditorium ex Cantine Ricasoli
18:00/19:00 – Foundation and Bike Club “CICLOVIE”, a cycling project presented by Luca Bonechi
20:00 - CENA DEGLI EROICI – HEROES DINNER: in the marquee this year, apart from the usual Eroica dinner, where you will meet old and new friends, and exchange final nuggets of advice, while enjoying traditional Tuscan dishes and drinking some fine Chianti Classico - Barone Ricasoli. There will also be good music, prizes for the winners of the Concours d’Elegance and the famous auction hosted by Dario Cecchini, the Panzano butcher.
20:00 – DINNER AT BROCCI’S (Via Roma, 80): with friends from the Monteroni d’Arbia Fried Food Festival and live music with THE SHAKERS SIENA.
Information and booking (limited availability), contact: 340/8936647 (Tommaso Brocci) – 347/7741350 (Marco Pozzibon)
 
  • SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER – L’Eroica
Ex Cantine Ricasoli
04:45 – registration check ….ready...set...go!
05:00/07:00 – start of 205 and 135 km routes
08:00/09:00 – start of 115 km Chianti Classico, 75 and 46 km
05.45 - TOUR OF FOOD STOPS: depart by private bus with a guide to discover the routes of L’Eroica (205 and 135 km), along the Strade Bianche (White Roads). Enjoy amazing panoramas and the most typical food stops. 
Info and bookings: info@animatoscana.it
08.45 - TOUR OF FOOD STOPS: depart by private bus with a guide to discover the short routes of L’Eroica (75 and 46 km), along the Strade Bianche (White Roads). Enjoy amazing panoramas and the most typical food stops. 
Info and bookings: info@animatoscana.it
Casa Brocci (Via Roma, 80)
From 10:00 – Join friends from the Monteroni d’Arbia Fried Food Festival.
Ex Cantine Ricasoli
11:00/22:00 – ARRIVAL OF THE HEROES: welcome and prizes for the heroic Finishers of all 4 routes
Piazza Ricasoli
17:00 - MUSIC IN THE PIAZZA: with the Gaiole in Chianti Philharmonic Band, followed by other live music.
 

         
         
 

   
       
     





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