APPENNINICA MTB PARMIGIANO REGGIANO STAGE RACE
July 19/25, 2020 – Emilia Romagna, Italy
After a successful first edition, Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano returns with all the ingredients that have thrilled riders and some improvements and novelties. First of all, it will remain an event with a low number of athletes: this is the right way to guarantee the quality of the services, avoid crowded trails and bottlenecks, and enjoy, again, the atmosphere of friendship (like a big family) while feeling at home in the host cities rather than passing tourists.
But the core of Appenninica MTB are the territory and the race course: the trails, the views, the hardness of the stages have amazed and made the participants rave about the past edition. They called it “the real mountain bike”.
You can register as a team (max 50 teams) or SOLO (max 50 riders). The 2020 route consists of seven stages with over 400 km and about 14.000 meters of elevation gain. A mix of technical, fun and tiring routes in an Italian fashion. A preview of the stages starts in November 2019 but some rumors will leak even earlier. The website will be updated with the 2020 information as they become available but follow us on FB, too.
The route offered plenty of natural single track, steep tricky climbs, forest tracks, breathtaking views and fast sections on loose terrain. A very small amount was on the road, it really was proper mountain biking. The organisers obviously wanted to reveal to us the beauty and the culture of the area.
Melanie Alexander – GB