Eroica and Nova Eroica California are weeks away, you still have time to register and now you may even receive a free entry into either event thanks to Abus and RBA. We have a handful of entries to get into either event scheduled for April 30 and May 1 up for grabs. We’re asking our readers to submit a short reply to the question of “Why do you ride?” to our letters email address below.
Whether you ride for your well-being and health, fun and adventure or any of the myriad of reasons to spin your pedals, let us know and we’ll select the most thought-provoking, clever and inspirational responses. Please send your submission in by Sunday, April 17, winners will be informed on Monday, April 18.
Please email submissions with “Why I ride” in the subject line to [email protected]
Get ready to ride the central California coast starting in the seaside town of Cambria as a variety of routes traverse the surrounding canyons and foothills. All are welcome Saturday April 30 for a two “Long” and Short” options of mixed-surface riding ideal for gravel and road bikes with about 30 miles of “strade bianche”. On Sunday May 1, the traditional Eroica event takes place which gives collectors and tinkerers alike a chance to show off their vintage road bikes. Eroica specifies the bikes, clothing and accessories that may be used in the event as follows.
Bikes: Eroica rides are organized exclusively for Bici Eroiche (Historical Bikes); road-racing bikes built in 1987 or earlier, both with and without gears. These bikes normally have a steel frame with shift levers on the down tube and brake cables that must pass outside and over the handlebars. Pedals should be with toe clips and straps; quick release or clipless pedals are not allowed. Vintage-style bikes, clothing and accessories are recommended, provided they exhibit the approved characteristics.
Clothing: Clothing must be of classic inspiration, such as wool jerseys and bib shorts, or acrylic or other materials that were used until the late ‘80s. Clothing or accessories with technical materials of recent manufacture, including sunglasses, should be avoided.
Accessories: The choice of accessories – such as shoes, hats and water bottles – should comply with the spirit of our events. The only modern accessory that is allowed and recommended for use is the modern safety helmet.
EROICA CALIFORNIA ROUTES
NOVA EROICA LONG ROUTE: 97 miles Elevation Gain 7600ft
NOVA EROICA SHORT ROUTE: 72 miles Elevation Gain 6000ft
EROICA HEROIC ROUTE: 108 miles 8200ft
EROICA LA VIA DELLA SCALATORE ROUTE: 81 miles 6400ft
EROICA SANTA LUCIA ROUTE: 72 miles 6000ft
EROICA PIEDRAS BLANCAS ROUTE: 36 miles 1600ft
LEARN MORE ABOUT ABUS AT: mobil.abus.com
LERAN MORE ABOUT EROICA AT: www.eroica.cc
Entries are only available to people over the age of 18. By submitting an e-mail you assume all risks associated with the event and waive Hi-Torque Publications of any responsibility.