II EDITION

Unsupported bikepacking on the Italian Front of WWI

700 km | 20K D+ | Mixed surfaceVeneto, Northern Italy | July 9th - 14th

Unsupported bikepackingon the Italian Front of WWIII EDITION700 km | 20K D+Mixed surface Veneto, Northern ItalyJuly 9th - 14th

About

The Memory Bike Adventure is a 700 km long route which links several landmarks and key places along the front between Austria and Italy from 1916 to 1918 before finishing at the Festival Camp.  It is an unsupported, single-stage, fixed-route event. The route starts in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza) and finishes in Susegana after crossing breathtaking and historically relevant areas like Fiume Piave, Monte Grappa and Monte Pasubio.

About

The Memory Bike Adventure is a 720 km long route which links several landmarks and key places along the front between Austria and Italy from 1916 to 1918 before finishing at the Festival Camp. It is an unsupported, single-stage, fixed-route event. The route starts in Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza) and finishes in Susegana after crossing breathtaking and historically relevant areas like Fiume Piave, Monte Grappa and Monte Pasubio

The Route

You will ride on military roads, you will spot memorials and monuments and you will find yourself riding and pushing your bike in actual trenches. It is a one-of-a-kind experience you will hardly forget. We tried to design a route which tests all the skills an adventure racer should have in a medium-long event, with the idea of finding the most well rounded rider  through an entertaining and engaging event, not too long and not too boring to watch and follow, even from home.

The Route

You will ride on military roads, you will spot memorials and monuments and you will find yourself riding and pushing your bike in actual trenches. It is a one-of-a-kind experience you will hardly forget. We tried to design a route which tests all the skills an adventure racer should have in a medium-long event, with the idea of finding the most well rounded rider  through an entertaining and engaging event, not too long and not too boring to watch and follow, even from home.

The Adventure manual

We included pretty much everything you need to know regarding the route, the rules, some logistic information and the requirements to register to the MBA in the first version of the Adventure Manual. Please download it and read it carefully to get to know the route and the spirit of the event before signing up. If you have any further doubt or question, just send us an email at mba[at]enoughcycling.cc

The adventure Manual

We included pretty much everything you need to know regarding the route, the rules, some logistic information and the requirements to register to the MBA in the first version of the Adventure Manual. Please download it and read it carefully to get to know the route and the spirit of the event before signing up. If you have any further doubt or question, just send us an email at mba[at]enoughcycling.cc

Applications

Applications are open from December 2nd until and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. As we want to provide the the highest service standard, be aware that the number of riders we can accomodate is limited. Riders can sign up as SOLO or in PAIRS. The sign up fee is 280 € (550€ for the pairs), including the rental of the tracker for the duration of the event. You can sign up filling the Google Form at the link below. After we receive your application, we will review it and get back with a feedback and the details for the payment. Riders exceding the available places will be notified and will be added to a waiting list.

Applications

Applications are open from December 1st until and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.As we want to provide the the highest service standard, be aware that the number of riders we can accomodate is limited to 200.You will be able to sign up via a trusted online platform and no application will be requirered at this time.For now, you can sign up here to get notified when registrations open on Dec 1st.

The Adventure starts in Bassano del Grappa in the evening of Tuesday July 9th and the finish will be on Altopiano di Asiago. Cut-off time Sunday July 14th, 8PM.

Of course! We encourage riders to stay at the Festival. We believe most of the riders will complete the Adventure between Friday and Saturday. You can spend time at the camp with the community that will be there ready to hear your stories from the trails. More info on the Festival soon.

Registration will open on December 1st. For now, sign up to get notified and don’t miss the chance to be part of the Adventure.

Riders can sign up as SOLO or in PAIRS. The sign up fee will be as follow

  • 280€ (pair 550€) from Dec 1st to Jan 31st
  • 300€ (pari 590€) from Feb 1st to Mar 31st
  • 330€ (pair 650€) from Mar 31st

The fee includes the rental of the tracker, mandatory to be part of the Adventure.

You entry fee includes:

  • welcome pack
  • gpx route
  • tracker rent
  • road book, brevet card
  • food at checkpoints
  • bag transfer to the finish
  • finishers’ party
  • pictures and content for your personal social media accounts

Yes, of course.

Until January 31th > 75% refund

Until March 31th > 50% refund

Until April 30th > 25% refund

Everyone, of course. The conditions to meet and documents required to sign up are the following:

  • 18 + years of age
  • present a doctor’s note stating their capacity to undertake the MBA
  • be covered by a valid insurance which covers death, accident and health insurance valid during the event, covering emergency. A legal liability insurance is also required.
  • having signed the Riders’ agreement that will be sent before the event.

The Memory Bike Adventure is a off-road, single-stage, self-supported and fixed route adventure. You will be provided with a gpx route to follow from the start to the finish to complete the Adventure. You can read everything you need to know in the Adventure Manual.

You can see the provisional route on Komoot. It’s not the final gpx file, as we will need to re-scout the full course after winter. You can still consider it very close to the final route to start and plan your Adventure and riding strategy.

By Plane, the closest airports are Marco Polo in Venice and Antonio Canova in treviso. Different airlines, including low cost options, provide the service to and from those airports.

From the airport, trains and shuttles are easy options to get to the city in less than 2 hours.

 

The train station is in the city center and trains run regularly and often from Venice, Trento and Padova.

 

If you prefer to reach Bassano by car it’s of course possible. We will provide information on long-stay parking available.

Buses run every hour from Asiago to Bassano, taking you back to the city center. We will provide all the information you will need for that.

Yes you do. Please read the Adventure manual for further information.

The event is organized by Enough Cycling Collective.