Launched for 2019, this paired mountain bike stage race takes place in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. Limited to a small field of 150 riders, riders who competed took home a wealth of experiences.
“We want the atmosphere to remain the same as the first edition: the riders make friends and spend time together creating a Big Appenninica Family, the riders should not feel like tourists but part of the host communities. Moreover we are also attentive to the aspect of our impact on the territory: we cross national and regional parks and we want to limit that our competition can disturb these protected habitats too” said Beppe and Milena, organisers of Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano Stage Race.
For 2021, the race will remain in September. The new date allows for mild temperatures and a less cluttered racing calendar. The 2021 event has 5 main venues, two of which are new. This route provides an experience in the Emilian Appenines that cannot be achieved elsewhere. If you have ticked off many of the major mountain bike stage races, then the Appenninica MTB Stage Race deserves to be the next on your list.