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L'Eroica is an annual non-competitive cycling event which takes place since 1997 in the province of Siena, Italy.[1] The theme of the event is vintage cycling, with participants using vintage (= pre-1987) bikes, accessories and clothing, and the route often including unpaved roads. It is held in the first Sunday of October.

A part of the route

The event is open to everybody, but cyclist participating with a vintage bike are honored with a certificate certifying their participation. Vintage bikes are defined by characteristics typical of racing bikes used until the 1980s.[2] These include:

  • steel frame
  • gear levers mounted on the down tube of the frame
  • external wires
  • pedals with toe straps
  • wheels with at least 32 spokes and low-profile rims


  1. ^ "Why L'Eroica is one of the best bike rides in the world (photos) - Cycling Weekly". Cycling Weekly. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  2. ^ Regolamento sul sito ufficiale Archived 2014-10-28 at the Wayback Machine.