Ride To Capodanno


Definitely this is the answer to “What will you do on the New Year’s Eve?”. The most obvious answer for a cyclist is: “I ride”. Three days, 365km to shake off all the days of the ending year,  to get right at midnight, when it all ends and everything starts again. Always on your bike.

The answer


Every year we join the Rapha Festive 500: the contest in which you have to cycle 500 km between Christmas’ Eve and New Year’s Eve. Every year a new route makes our ‘500km’ on Strava: from Ferrara to Rome, from the Delta of the Po River to its source on Monviso, from a lighthouse to another in Croatia.

During the last Festive 500 we returned home on New Year’s Eve: exhausted but satisfied by the three days of cycling. The traumatic return to our lives, just on the New Year’s Eve, has brought back the fatal questions: “What am I going to do tonight?”.
Tired of this liturgy that every year leads us to boring parties we have decided that was enough and that on the next year we would have done the most obvious thing for a cyclist: riding.

Ride To Capodanno


This is how the idea of Ride To Capodanno was born: three days on the bike before the end of the year and get all together at the arrival at midnight to celebrate the new year on the bike. The ideal and shared continuation of the Festive 500: because a party to be awesome must be shared among everyone.

Three days of cycling, on a path designed to be fun for those with a lot of training, and those who have very little training. Ride To Capodanno is the cycling party: three days to be shared on the road.

365km


What’s the route of the Ride To Capodanno? Surprise: you will only find out on the day of the departure, when the gpx track will be delivered. We can tell you how long it lasts: 365km, like the 365 days of the year to shake off between climbs and descents, to get refresh for a new beginning.

When do we start?


The meeting of this first edition of the Ride To Capodanno is scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2018. The ride is on Saturday, Sunday and Monday the 31st of December. A few hours before midnight the group comes together to ride together towards the midnight.

On Tuesday, the 1st of January 2019 everyone returns back home.

Programme


Saturday 29 December 2018
Meeting in Bologna, at the Kinotto Bar
We ride: 62km

Sunday 30 December 2018
We ride: 163km

Monday, December 31, 2018
We ride: 140km
At midnight the arrival of the Ride is in the province of Forlì-Cesena, in the Apennines, at the Osteria Casalino di Sopra

Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Back home

Climbs


At the Ride To Capodanno you can choose: if to make it harder and get through the route with the top climbs or to keep it softer getting through a more enjoyable route. In both cases, we always meet at the end of the day as it’s a party first of all.

HARD route

 

Day 1 = 56km – climb 947 mt +
2nd day = 162km – climb 3951 mt +
3rd day = 147km – climb 1414 mt +
TOTAL km: 365 – climb: 6312 mt +

SOFT route

Day 1 = 56km – climb 947 mt +
2nd day = 164km – climb 1369 mt +
3rd day = 145km – climb 1130m +
TOTAL km: 365 – climb: 3446 mt +

And if someone doesn't pedal?


Everyone can join the Ride To Capodanno of Witoor, even those who don’t ride. Don’t leave your family and friends at home: take them with you to celebrate the New Year’s Eve together. They will be able to follow the journey and see you in the evenings at the hotel and for dinner.

Registration


Registrations to the Ride To Capodanno are now open. Places are limited to a maximum of 50 people.

Write to info@witoor.com to reserve a place: you can then complete the registration by bank transfer or by paying online (PayPal or credit card) in our form.

Prices


CYCLIST € 250
– Signing up
– Gadget
– GPX track of the route
– Lunch and welcome briefing at Kinotto Bar (December 29th) in Bologna
– Night in shared room + breakfast (29 December)
– Night in shared room + breakfast (30 December)
– Cheers on the bike
– New Year’s Pasta Party
– Night in shared room + breakfast (December 31st)

EXTRA CYCLIST
– Nights of the 30th of December in a single room: € 25
– Transfer on the 1st of January: € 25
– Insurance (valid for 3 days of cycling): € 15

ACCOMPANYING € 175
– Welcome lunch at Kinotto Bar (December 29th) in Bologna
– nights in shared room + breakfast (29-30-31 December)
– Cheers with cyclists
– New Year’s Pasta Party

EXTRA ACCOMPANIMENT
– Dinner 29 December: € 15
– Transportation to Brisighella 30 December: € 15
– Dinner December 30: € 15

CHILDREN

Between 3 and 6 years old: € 120

Up to 2 years: free

Info and gadget


Witoor’s Ride To Capodanno is a self-supported adventure, there is no mechanical assistance along the way and no luggage transfer. Each participant will be provided with a gpx track for orientation. The organization is not responsible for damages to the bike during the ride and injuries to the person. Each participant declare to be suitable for physical activity.

For each participant Witoor will offer a personalized gadget of the event.

To contact us:

email: info@witoor.com

phone: +393402611527

Terms and conditions


The Ride To Capodanno is open to all participants of both sexes and between the ages of 18 and 75, in possession of a medical certificate that guarantees the suitability for cycling practice.

All participants must wear an helmet and light devices to make themselves visible during low visibility hours.

The Ride To Capodanno is a NON-COMPETITIVE RIDE on asphalt and dirt roads. The route is entirely open to traffic for which cyclists have the obligation to respect the highway code of the country in which they are located.

All participants must be equipped with a repair kit and inner tubes, as assistance is not guaranteed along the way.

Registration can only be considered valid when online or on-site registration has been completed and the entire fee has been paid.

In the case that the event is canceled due to major forces, the fee paid to the organization will not be refunded.

In case of bad weather (rain or snow) the event is confirmed.

Before departure, participants must accept the terms and conditions. Click here to read.