24-hours of the Coliseum?

24-hour endurance mountain biking is coming to Italy in grand style. Staged in the heart of the city...

24-hour endurance mountain biking is coming to Italy in grand style. Staged in the heart of the city that once was the center of influence for much of human civilization, riders from all over Italy and Europe will be competing July 15-16 at the Bike Park of Rome – Parco della Madonnetta - 10 minutes from the centre of Rome.

The event kicks off Wednesday, July 12 when the campground opens to competitors, supporters and family. Complete with showers, dressing rooms, swimming-pool and more, the campground will be the location of daily guided night rides through Rome and a “Pasta Party” for the riders followed by other happenings will be hosted in the restaurant area. The race proper starts July 15th at high noon.

For more information, visit the event's Web site at www.parcolamadonnetta.it. But bring an translation dictionary if you can't read Italian.

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