Bombtrack on The Romagna Bike Trail

In August 2017, the Becker brothers headed to Italy on a pair of Bombtrack bikes to take on the 350km Romagna Bike Trail, battling high temperatures and the route’s 6,500m of climbing. They put together this short film documenting their time on the trail…

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Last year, the folks at Bombtrack Bicycle Company sent their friends, the Thomas and Simon Becker, to ride Italy’s Romagna Bike Trail on a pair of new Bombtrack bikes, the Hook EXT-C and the Beyond+.

First held in 2016, the yearly race along the Romagna Bike Trail is still something of a hidden gem, attracting a small group of about 30 passionate racers and riders last year. For anyone seeking a more intimate alternative to larger races with hundreds of riders, registration for the 2018 event is still open through July 31st.

  • Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail
  • Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail
  • Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail
  • Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail
  • Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail

The course has two variations, a 350km and 600km route, both of which traverse one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Emilia-Romagna. Based around famous cities like Bologna, Parma, Modena and Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna is known for its incredible food and its famous cars and motorbikes (such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Ducati). It also features stunning and diverse landscapes, from the sea to the Apennine Mountains.

Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail

  • Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail
  • Bombtrack on the Romagna Bike Trail

As for the Becker brothers, they ultimately ended up approaching the Romagna Bike Trail as a tour rather than a race, soaking in the region’s sights and spending time with locals, and they put together this short film to share some of their experiences along the way.

For more on the 2018 Romagna Bike Trail event, click here or visit their website, RomagnaBikeTrail.it, and stay tuned for the route guide later this summer…

  • Jake Dean

    Deutsch, fick ja! Seriously, I don’t know how anyone could compete for time when there is so much history and beautiful scenery along this route. Wish I could stick around long enough to participate, looks like a blast.

  • Christophe Buyck

    Any chance to share the gpx ? I’m thinking of doing my first bikepacking trip, looking around for a trip that is the perfect combi between bikepacking and cultural visits, unfurtunately the date of the 2018 of the romagna trail doesn’t fit my schedule.

  • They are planning on publishing the route guide here later this summer, but I think they want to wait until the race to share it. You might send them an email to convince them to do it sooner :)

  • Christophe Buyck

    I had that already in mind .. just dropped them an email..

  • Christophe Buyck

    dropped an email. Found the approach rather ‘commercial’, but in the end that was fine for me. Basically, they asked me to subscribe as if I was participating in the race, hence pay the fee, sign the rules.. and they asked me not to publish the tracks on strava or any other similar social media..
    I still have to provide medical certificate and then I should be getting the gpx.

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