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…
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.
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.
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.