Cycling in Venice
La Serenissima will surprise you by offering a unique opportunity: ride along fields and streets of the historic center of Venice. In late May, in fact, will be held in the lagoon the first world championship bike+, intermodal race (pedal boat feet) reserved for bicycles with wheels up to 24 inches in diameter. It starts along a minicircuito in Chioggia, then it goes by boat to Pellestrina through all the long, narrow island that separates the lagoon from the sea. You embark again to Lido and you go around the island. Another boarding and can be reached St. Helena, southern end of Venice, where – through streets and fields and beyond the bridges on foot – it reaches the finish line in Piazza San Marco.
Venice is the only city in the world where, for obvious reasons, it is forbidden to ride a bike. But the lagoon city for a day gladly offered to two wheels the stage (and what a stage!) for a competition that wants to show several things: the intermodality opportunity, the beauty and elegance of the pedaling, the beauty of italian historic and artistic heritage, harmony and style of urban cyclists, particularly dressed for the race.
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