Specialized Bike Marathon: 3 routes

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The Marathon, the sporting highlight of the festival, guarantees fun and excitement. Choose from three thrilling routes with distinct characters and relish your adventure!

Don't miss out on the marathon at the Bike Festival in Riva! Get ready for the ultimate bike race of the year with around 1,500 participants, offering the perfect challenge for every type of rider. 
Choose from three different routes that will test your passion and skills: the Ronda Extrema (82.77 km and 3,434 meters of elevation gain), registered as a "Hors race category" with UCI, attracts ambitious bikers and professionals. The Ronda Grande (59.56 km and 2,406 meters of elevation gain) and the Ronda Piccola (30.67 km and 1,065 meters of elevation gain) are also available, each offering both licensed and hobby categories. 
Collect UCI points, experience the adrenaline rush, and enjoy the race. The marathon kicks off on May 4, 2024, at 7:30 AM in the scenic old town of Riva del Garda. Get ready for the adventure!

Read the regulations

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Ronda Piccola

With a distance of 30.67 kilometers and an elevation gain of 1,065 meters, the "small round" is a race for hobby mountain bikers, beginners, and short-distance specialists.

Ronda Piccola Ranking

Ronda Grande

Ambitious and advanced bikers opt for this "medium round" with a distance of 59.56 kilometers and an elevation gain of 2,406 meters.


Ronda Extrema

The bike race for advanced bikers and professionals covers a distance of 82.77 km and an elevation gain of 3,434 meters. It's considered one of the foremost international races for licensed riders.


FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions

Be early and lock in your preferred route while signing up. Remember, no chopping and changing on race day. So, get your spot on the route you fancy ASAP! 

Before the big day, we'll ping over the GPX data for your chosen route. Perfect for getting all prepped and ready to roll.

Worried about getting lost? Don't be! We've got every route signposted clearer than a bell's ring. Just follow the signs and you'll be on track. But, just in case, keep your GPX data close to you during the race.

The "Ronda Extrema"? That's big league stuff! Registered as a "Hors Category" with the UCI, it's a major international race for the licensed pros.

The "Ronda Grande" is a national FCI race. Expect some thrilling challenges if you're racing at the national level.

The "Ronda Piccola"? That's for those who just love the thrill of the ride. A cracking race for all bikers looking for a good time.

Mark your calendars! The marathon's firing up on 4th May 2024, 7:30 AM sharp, in the old town of Riva del Garda (that's Viale Dante Alighieri for the sat nav).

Just pop over to our website and get yourself registered online. Heads up, registration starts in October 2023. Best grab your spot early!

Collection of race materials will take place at Hotel Luise, on Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM.

Yes, at all races, there will be refreshment stations to keep your energy levels at their peak.
Before the start, we will provide you with water and energy drinks that you can fill into your bottles. Along the route, you'll find various refreshment stations offering energy drinks, water, cola, as well as bars, fruits, cakes, and savory snacks. Additionally, you'll find delicious refreshments in the finish area.

Ronda Grande: at km 15 the gate closes at 10:30 a.m.

Ronda Extrema: at km 15 the gate closes at 10:30 a.m.

Ronda Extrema: at km 32 the gate closes at 11:30 a.m.

Ronda Extrema: at km 54 the gate closes at 12:30 p.m.

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