Eroica series expands with three new events

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  • Published Feb. 24, 2016
Eroica California is a celebration of the golden age of cycling, an event in which the beauty of fatigue and the taste of accomplishment can be acutely experienced. It is modeled after L'Eroica, the original vintage cycling event held among the rolling hills and white gravel roads of the Chianti region of Italy since 1997. Here, Chris Case stands beside a 1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 TI, with his borrowed orange De Rosa mounted to the roof rack, near the top of Cypress Mountain, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Chris Case |

The increasingly popular L’Eroica series of vintage bike events is expanding with three new rides in 2016, taking the show to Uruguay, South Africa, and the Netherlands for a total of eight rides this year.

Twenty years ago, the original Italian ride took place in Gaole in Chianti. Organizers have gradually grown the calendar to include stops around the world.

Read Chris Case’s account of his ride in Eroica California last year >>

L’Eroica cycling series 2016 calendar:

April 10: Eroica California – Paso Robles, United States
April 23: Eroica South Africa – Montagu
May 1: Eroica Primavera – Buonconvento, Italy
May 15: Eroica Japan – Eiyu
June 5: Eroica Hispania – Cenicero, Spain
June 19: Eroica Britannia – Bakewell, United Kingdom
July 3: Eroica Limburg – Netherlands
December 4-6: Eroica Punta del Este – Uruguay

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