WORLDWIDE 3T EVENTS AT YOUR DOORSTEP – MAY

May has arrived, a month full of activities across the globe

May has arrived, a month full of activities across the globe. With so many adventures happening worldwide, there’s no excuse to miss out and ride your bike!


SPAIN

May 1: The Traka

Welcome to gravel paradise

Girona breathes cycling in every corner. Grab your gravel bike or MTB and make the dream come true. The best roads, the best landscapes, the best tracks await you; a true postcard photograph where only you are missing. Choose your distance and enjoy your sport. At the gates of Girona you will find everything you have always been looking for. Relax in the old town of the city, experience its culture, mix with its people, enjoy its gastronomy and, above all, cycle like you’ve never done before.

May 25: Komorebi Barcelona – Girona

Japan has a rich culture, with traditions and a powerful language. They have an extensive dictionary of words, some with a clear meaning and others that we cannot directly translate to another language. These words have a more comprehensive and deep meaning.

“Komorebi” is one of them. The Japanese people use this term to refer to that magic moment of a sunny day when the sun’s rays filter through the leaves of the trees. The light produced at this exact time is unique and fleeting. Inspired by that meaning, the guys from Velodrom used “komorebi” to create a series of gravel events with the aim of providing an unforgettable adventure to all participants.

May 29 – Jun 2: Vuelta Ciclista Andalucia Elite women 

The race will feature five stages traversing the diverse landscapes of Andalusia, including challenging mountainous terrain, scenic coastal routes, and possibly even urban circuits. Each stage would present its own set of challenges, with riders competing for stage victories and overall classification.


ITALY

May 4: Giro d’Italia: GRANDE PARTENZA

Here we go, the Giro d’Italia in here.

For the fourth time in its history, the Giro Rosa will start from Piemonte region. The inaugural stage will take place on May 4th, starting from Venaria Reale and passing through the Superga hill, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the tragedy of the Grande Torino. For the occasion, a commemorative jersey of the Giro d’Italia dedicated to the ‘Invincibili’ has been presented.

May 5: BGY Airport Granfondo

The BGY Airport Granfondo is an international competition dedicated to cycling enthusiasts, scheduled to take place on one of the first two Sundays of May in Bergamo. Always a land of sports, Bergamo and its province are home to unforgettable legends of two wheels and extraordinary tourist attractions.

Since its first edition on May 5, 1996, the BGY Airport Granfondo has rapidly become a reference point in the Italian and global granfondo cycling scene, and it is still included in the UCI calendar. The event, now in its 26th edition, is suitable for amateur cyclists of all levels and ages.

May 4 – 26: Giro d’Italia / Giro E

The Giro-E is a unique e-bike experience in the world, which takes place over the days and roads of the Giro d’Italia. Organized by RCS Sport, it is included as a cycling tourism event in the calendar of the Italian Cycling Federation, with its first edition dating back to 2019. Thanks to the use of e-bikes, which allow normally trained cyclists to tackle climbs usually reserved for champions, the event offers all bike enthusiasts the experience of the Corsa Rosa, mirroring its route; the only changes are the starting locations and the reduced length of the stage. The 2024 edition includes 20 stages, with daily distances ranging from 30 to 85 kilometers. There are also time trial stages, which in the Giro-E become regularity tests.

May 29 – Jun 2: Geogravel

Inspired by the wild beauty of the Metalliferous Hills, this is a journey into the heart of the geothermal territory, amidst lunar landscapes, roads unknown to civilization, and forests straight out of a Brothers Grimm tale. For the first time on these screens, an adventure that leaves you breathless, discovering a Tuscany never seen before.

May 31 – Jun 2: Jeroboam asiago

Find awesome trails, make new friends on the ride. Everyone has their own challenge and experience, but we all share one goal – discover the world on the bike! You can choose from four diffrent destination while each one provides a completely different experience, offering new places to explore with breathtaking scenery and delicious food, you’ll always sense the vibrant Jeroboam Series atmosphere!

Asiago Plateau is the first event of the series, located in Veneto Italy it offers four diffrent distances 37,5km/75km/150km/300km to live and indcredible adventure


SWITZERLAND

May 23-26: Cycle Week Zurich 

At the national CYCLE WEEK from May 23 to 26, 2024, cycling fans and professionals, the industry and tourism will come together for the country’s biggest cycling festival. CYCLE WEEK presents new trends at Switzerland’s largest bike expo, offers plenty of opportunities to test bikes of all kinds and invites you to 150 workshops, international contests and shows. New this year: a bikepacking event and the Europaallee Velofest!


UNITED KINGDOM

May 18: The Gralloch

The Gralloch is a one day gravel Classic.
The first TREK UCI Gravel World Series event ever to be staged in Britain where riders battle across a challenging, varied course. Almost entirely off road on some of the best gravel trails there are, you’ll race through the Galloway Forest Park in South West Scotland, one of the country’s most beautiful areas.
As a qualifier for the UCI Gravel World Championships, to be held in Belgium in autumn 2024, you’ll race in Masters age groups.


UNITED STATES

May 11: Gravista 

Gravista is all about the views, the gravel, and having a good time! Come to one of the most scenic areas on the East Coast for an epic ride with lots of challenging gravel and climbing. Be prepared to climb!

Virginia’s Blue Ridge is Beautiful and painful all at once. The Climbs are unrelenting but the views are worth every pedal stroke. Depending on the distance, you’ll climb approximately 100 feet of elevation for every one mile. In our book, that’s tough but there will be food at the finish line for you!

May 16-19: Rule of Three 

Northwest Arkansas has some of the best road riding in the United States. If you’ve ever ventured into the backroads, you’ll find gravel roads unrivaled anywhere else on earth. Have you ridden the singletrack? It’s world-famous.

We thought we’d take these three paragons of NWA and wrap them into a brutally beautiful, challenging, and uncommon course. You’ll ride out of Bentonville on rolling, mixed terrain. The road will pitch up and descend, over and over, and you’ll feel fresh as your mind plays tricks on you. Tarmac to gravel and back, then a quick dip into some primo Bella Vista singletrack. Pop out, and your front wheel points towards southern Missouri as you speed along the tree-lined rural roads…