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MTB Flow in the Thuringian Forest (Ge...
Sonneberg
By Ralf Falbe
04 May 2017

Documentary with Interview (German) about Mountainbiking in the Thuringian Forest, Germany.

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Red Rock Challenge
Belval
By Ralf Falbe
11 Oct 2016

Mountainbiking Challenge in Luxembourg, 07.10.2016.

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Belval
By Ralf Falbe
08 Oct 2016

MTB, Lállenger Bierg, Luxembourg.

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Ride2SchoolDay_highres (4 of 21)
Sydney
By katherinegriffiths
01 Mar 2016

Alexandria Park, Sydney. 1st March 2016. School children Marlow Cunningham, Naomi Le Clerc, Riley Cunningham and Alexander Martin will be riding to school on March 4th for National Ride2School Day.

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Ride2SchoolDay_highres (20 of 21)
Sydney
By katherinegriffiths
01 Mar 2016

Alexandria Park, Sydney. 1st March 2016. School children Riley and Marlow Cunningham will take part in National Ride2School day on March 4th to encourage more parents to let their kids walk or ride to school instead of being driven. Riley and Marlow ride with their father Martin Cunningham.

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North Korea in Black and White 021
By Ulrik Pedersen
04 Jun 2014

cyclist and pedestrians along the Taedong River. With not enough fuel most people have to walk or take a bicycle. Pyongyang, North Korea.

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L'Eroica 2013 (6 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclist at the start of "L'Eroica" in Gaiole in Chianti (Siena).

In the 2013 edition more than 5.400 participants from all over the world came to "L'Eroica" to ride their vintage bike through white road, vineyards and nature.

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L'Eroica 2013 (7 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Felice Gimondi, one of the most famous italian cyclist at "L'Eroica" in Gaiole in Chianti (SI).

Gimondi, nicknamed "The Phoenix", is one of the five cyclist to win all three Grand Tours of road cycling (Italy, Spain and France).

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L'Eroica 2013 (2 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Womens cyclist are waiting for the start of "L'Eroica" in the central square of Gaiole in Chianti (SI).

There are few rules for "L'Eroica", but the most important is the main criteria: "only cyclists with "heroic" bicycles will be permitted to participate".

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L'Eroica 2013 (5 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

People with traditional military clothes wait the start of "L'Eroica" in the centre of Gaiole in Chianti (SI).

This year, more than 5.400 participants dived into the past to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the race: old-fashioned clothes, dirty wheels and vintage bikes.

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L'Eroica 2013 (3 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

A participant of "L'Eroica" in the central square of Gaiole in Chianti, a little village close to Siena in the heart of Chianti.

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L'Eroica 2013 (4 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclist waiting for their friends along a white road near Pianella (SI).

Attracted by red wine, the famous "white road" through an amazing landscape just 15 kilometers outside the city of Siena, people from all over the world share their passion for cycling

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L'Eroica 2013 (8 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclists along a white road with a traditional stone wall.

"L'Eroica" is one of the most famous vintage old-style tourist cycling event in the world

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L'Eroica 2013 (9 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

A cyclist take a break surrounded by vineyards.

In the 2013 edition people came from many countries in the world, especially this year was registered an high number of participants from Asia.

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L'Eroica 2013 (10 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclists take a break in a little bar.

Many people come to Gaiole in Chianti (SI) to enjoy the magic atmosphere of "L'Eroica", and to visit the amazing landscape of Val d'Orcia and Chianti.

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L'Eroica 2013 (11 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclists riding through a white road in Chianti (SI).

Every year during the first week end of October thousand of vintage-bike lovers come to Gaiole in Chianti, near Siena, to participate at "L'Eroica".

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L'Eroica 2013 (20 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Traditional clothes, vintage bikes and vineyards during "L'Eroica" 2013.

A dive into the past along the white road of Val d'Orcia and Chianti create an unique atmosphere in one of the most beautiful corner of Tuscany.

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L'Eroica 2013 (19 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Participants of "L'Eroica" take a break in Radda in Chianti (SI).

Along the route in some villages, cyclists can find a refreshment with local food and drink. A break to take a rest and enjoy the little village in the heart of Chianti.

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L'Eroica (18 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

A woman ride a bike near Radda in Chianti (SI).

Attracted by red wine, the famous "white road" through an amazing landscape just 15 kilometers outside the city of Siena, people from all over the world share their passion for cycling during "L'Eroica".

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L'Eroica 2013 (14 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Participants of "L'Eroica" wait at the end of the route.

Each participant has the opportunity to choose either the long (200 or 135 km) or short (75 or 38 km) route that best suits his or her fitness level.

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L'Eroica 2013 (15 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

A man watch the finish of "L'Eroica" in Gaiole in Chianti (SI).

As the rules of "L'Eroica" explain, "Heroic" bicycles are bicycles which have all the following characteristics:

• road racing bikes, built before 1987 (not cyclo-cross or time trial bikes); • steel frame (the only aluminium frame bikes permitted are ALAN or VITUS with either screwed or glued joints);

• gear shift levers on the down tube of the frame (exceptionally, only pre-1980 bar-end gear shifts are allowed);

• pedals with toe clips and fitted straps (quick release pedals are not allowed, except Cinelli M71 pedals); • passage of brake cables outside the handlebars (the passage of cables inside the frame is acceptable);

• wheels must have at least 32 spokes with a low profile (less than 20 mm).

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L'Eroica 2013 (16 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Cyclists in front of a local supermarket after the finish of "L'Eroica" 2013.

This unique event, the biggest in Italy and one of the most important in the world knows only few rules: only vintage bikes and instead of competition the true spirit of "L'Eroica": a genuine passion for cycling, nature and food.

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L'Eroica 2013 (17 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

The arrival of "L'Eroica" 2013 in Gaiole in Chianti (SI).

People from all over the world share their passion for vintage cyclism during the first week of October in Gaiole in Chianti (SI) during "L'Eroica".

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L'Eroica 2013 (13 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

A local butcher in Gaiole in Chianti (SI) with an old bike inside.

During "L'Eroica" everything is arranged to host the vintage cycle event, representing an important occasion to share their products, traditions and lifestyle.

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L'Eroica 2013 (12 of 20)
Gaiole in Chianti
By Michele Lapini
06 Oct 2013

Luciano Berruti, an italian old-bikes collector during "L'Eroica" 2013.

Every year, during the first weekend of October, thousands of passionate cyclists reach Gaiole, a small village in the Italian region of Chianti, for the most famous old-style tourist cycling event in the world, the so-called "L'Eroica" ("the heroic" ).

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Morrocco on two wheels (24 of 25)
Marrakesh, Morocco
By Martushka Fromeast
07 Mar 2013

Marrocco on the two wheels. This tousled, exotic world is often like a surreal dream.

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Morrocco on two wheels (23 of 25)
Essaouira, Morocco
By Martushka Fromeast
02 Mar 2013

A car, a motorbike, a bicycle? Bikes are increasingly popular amongst young Moroccans.

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Morrocco on two wheels (19 of 25)
Essaouira, Morocco
By Martushka Fromeast
02 Mar 2013

It used to be donkeys laden with boxes and baskets of merchandise.

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Morrocco on two wheels (17 of 25)
Essaouira, Morocco
By Martushka Fromeast
02 Mar 2013

Cycling can be the best and fastest means of transport, both in the countryside and in the city.

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Morocco on two wheels
Morocco
By Mais Istanbuli
28 Feb 2013

What places, what parts of the world come straight to mind when you think of bicycles and cycling? Our minds drift almost automatically towards the Netherlands, especially Amsterdam, and maybe alsoDenmark. Well, certainly not towards the Arabic world. Traditionally there is no “cycling culture” there, bikes have a rather negative image and are not socially accepted, especially amongst women. But then there is Morocco. Morocco is teeming with bicycles. Older and poorer Moroccans cycle because it is a cheap means of transport. Young people cycle because it is cool. Women cycle because it is practical. Quite rapidly cycling is becoming an inherent part of the local culture. People cycle to work, to school, to run errands, for pleasure. Somehow even cycling in long traditional djellabas is not an issue, even though at first it seems to be verging on impossible. Bikes are everywhere. Everybody uses them. Bike workshops pop up on every corner. Morocco is on two wheels.
Text written by: Anna Blasiak

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Morrocco on two wheels (9 of 25)
Taroudant, Morocco
By Martushka Fromeast
28 Feb 2013

Markets are filled with smells of steaming mint tea, the spices, freshly baked pastries, meat from butcher shops, rotting vegetables.

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Morrocco on two wheels (21 of 25)
Igli Sidi Hamed, Morrocco
By Martushka Fromeast
27 Feb 2013

Two frail Davids versus a huge Goliath. You can cram a lot on a bike too.

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Morrocco on two wheels (22 of 25)
Taroudant, Morrocco
By Martushka Fromeast
27 Feb 2013

What do you do when you run out of eggs while cooking a traditional Kefta Mkaouara? Well, you grab your own egg carton, hop on a faithful bike and go stock up, of course.

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Morrocco on two wheels (16 of 25)
Taroudant, Morrocco
By Martushka Fromeast
27 Feb 2013

Bikes (and people) have a meeting place in a city square. What are they waiting for?