The Italian American Museum and the Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen cordially invite you to attend a book presentation by author Aili McConnon for "Road to Valor: A True Story of World War II Italy and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation", a non-fiction work by Aili McConnon & Andres McConnon; and a screening of the documentary film "Assisi 1943...

I'm a bit early. Not, admittedly, in terms of the morning – there is still time for a cappuccino on the terrace of Hotel Melodia del Bosco. Below, the Alta Badia valley flirts with the sunlight; above, the hard ridge of Mount Santa Croce forces itself on the skyline. But I am definitely ahead of schedule in terms of cycling. Klaus Irsara checks the...

The history and origins of the Giro d’Italia take us back to 1909 when La Gazzetta dello Sport editor, Tullo Morganini, decided to organize the bicycle race to increase the magazine sales and popularity. The competition counted 127 riders, 2,448 km (1,521 mi), 5325 lira as a prize, 49 riders finishing the ride and only one winner, Luigi Ganna. On M...

With the Giro d'Italia well underway, perhaps you've been inspired to explore Italy on two wheels. The country has plenty to offer cyclists, with long stretches of coastline, mountain ranges to explore, and hilly countryside from north to south. And taking to your bicycle is a great way to see parts of Italy you may not otherwise have thought to ex...

Rain fell first, down in the valley, then turned to snow. Tiny ice pellets battered down on the wool-clad back of a boy from Pittsburgh as he rode alone over the day’s second major pass, the 5,000-foot Forca Capanine. He stuffed a newspaper in his jersey and continued onward, down into the storm. By the finish of the Giro d’Italia’s eighth stage, h...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for "Italy's Golden Age of Bicycles: 1952 - 1985". Presented by the Brooklyn Velodrome Vintage Wheelmen. Guest Curator: Michael Haddad. Thursday, May 11, 2017. 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. 212.965.9000 info@ItalianAmericanMuseum.org 155...

Every year we American cycling fans face a familiar conundrum: How on Earth do we watch the Giro d’Italia? American TV broadcasters rarely carry the Italian tour and the online streaming service Cycling.TV does not either. So we either follow along via Twitter, or we click on a live stream that fills our computer screens with pop-up ads for online...

Luca and Stefano De Carolis left Italy in 2014 for America with 10 years of experience working at a bike shop in Rome and a talent for design and building, respectively. With their combined experience and enthusiasm for biking, these Italian brothers decided to open a bike shop here in the area. “We planned to open in Tewksbury, but the rent was to...

Loosely translated from Italian to mean “big ride,” the GranFondo making its way through Little Italy this weekend is open to anyone, whether an experienced cyclist or someone new to a ride like this who wants to see whether they can do it. The mass-start, timed ride has four route options, including King and Queen of the Mountain competitions, and...

Sarà la pista più spettacolare d’Europa. L’anello ciclabile del Garda, un’opera unica a livello mondiale di oltre 140 chilometri, integrata e connessa con altre importanti percorsi ciclabili. È la pista ciclabile gardesana che collegherà Capo Reamol a Limone sul Garda con il confine del Trentino Alto Adige. Il tratto si dipanerà per quasi due chilo...