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Mantova – 17-19 Maggio 2019

The European meeting of bicycle travelers.

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BAM Party 80 Km
BAM Party 120 Km
Saturday 18th of May

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Bam 30 Km
Sunday 19th of May

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Meetings, special guests, book presentations, stories on journeys, people, bikes and of flat tires.

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Masseur, barber, posturologist, free bike check-up, lounge corner … and the rest come and find it out at BAM!

BAM! is back! The European meeting of bicycle travelers.

In Mantua, from the 17th to the 19th of May, the fifth edition of the European Bicycle Adventure Meeting. For those who ride to go far, for those who pursue the horizon, for those who push their pedals with their dreams. The weight of the bicycle with which you arrive doesn’t, nor does if you sleep in a tent sharing with others a roof of stars or if you choose a more comfortable accommodation: what matters is to meet, once a year, to see each other and share stories and projects. We don’t deal with timing or performance: the bike is just our philosophy.

THE PROGRAM

FRIDAY 17th of MAY

18.00 WELCOME TO BAM!!!
Welcome cyclists!
To those who come from near by, or from far away. To the groups that have organized the arrival at BAM and to those who came alone. To those who go by bike to work, to those who use it on Sundays, to those who have come on foot and also to all the curious… WELCOME ALL TO BAM 2019!

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19.00 – STORIES ON JOURNEYS, PEOPLE BIKES AND FLAT TIRES
Meeting on stage with our firsts guests.

Simone Lunghi, the “angel of the Navigli” from Milan, who will arrive at BAM (passing at the PRE-BAM Semide the night before) starting from Ferrara, always with his faithful Brompton and his inflatable sup.

Francesco Gusmeri, with his “I’ll take the bike and go to Australia” – 30,000km to divide the routine from a great adventure.

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20.00 – “OFFICIAL” BAM19 OPENING

A moment to thank those who have allowed the people of BAM to gather in this wonderful place: the Municipality of Mantua and its partners. A moment of information on everything that is being done to make Mantua an increasingly sustainable city, and to narrate the territory.

21.00 – NERI MARCORE’ SHOW CONCERT

A show of music and words, a journey into the most beautiful songs, and a selection of bicycle-themed songs will not be missing.

Marcorè on stage will be accompanied by his band composed of guitar, bass, bouzouki, percussions and digital piano.

Free Event.

And then we dance with BIGA UP MUSIC

SATURDAY 18th of MAY

From 08.00 to 09.00am – finally WE RIDE!
BAM PARTY 80 – BIGOLI, SAUSAGE & LAMBRUSCO GRAVEL PARTY
BAM PARTY 120 – CHICKEN & POTATOES GRAVEL PARTY

Come to our infopoint to receive your Bam card, which guarantees you the agreed price at the BAM party and if you want to ride the roads suggested by our Alessandro Giona di Mamorema, the free gps of 80 and 120 km.

Details: for the BigoliParty here. For the ChickenParty, here

13.00 – WHAT DO I COOK WHILE TRAVELLING?
Meeting with the chef Cristiano Sabatini presenting some recipes to make on the road (to avoid taking away only tins of mackerel and tuna fillets)

From 15.00 to 19.00 – STORIES ON JOURNEYS, PEOPLE, BIKES AND FLAT TIRES
A chat from the stage with our super guests!
Darinka Montico, Dino Lanzaretti, Willy Mulonia, Valentina Brunet, Ilaria Corli, traveling with Tina, Paolo Pileri, Silvia Gottardi of Cicliste per caso… SOON DETAILED PROGRAM OF ALL THE INTERVENTIONS!

And then, at the SOFA of MISS GRAPE, the new lounge corner of BAM, where the chats keep going: how I load you the bike, the pink living room, and other news.

16.30 – PERFORMANCE “ASK THE WIND”, WITH FULVIO SILVESTRI

Ask the wind: it will respond that slowness will save the world. Small multimedia show that combines the passion for slow travelling, music and literature. Fulvio Silvestri carries around this creature of his who is enriched year after year with new experiences and encounters, narrating journeys that are sometimes difficult, often solitary, almost always made in northern Europe between cold, wind, mists and heavy splashes of water. With the original music of his brother Fabio Silvestri and the readings of his friend Carlo Borgogno.

20.30 – LIVE CONCERT with AJDE ZORA
Balkan Gipsy Music
following up BIGA UP MUSIC

22.30pm PEDALING UNDER THE STARS

Cycle tour under the light of full moon from the Village to the Bosco Fontana Oriented Reserve, an ancient lowland forest of farnie and hornbeam that was a suburban hunting reserve of the noble Gonzaga family. From here we will return to the Mantua stretch of the Mantova-Peschiera cycle path, crossing the Mincio Valleys.

20 km, circular route, departure at 10.30pm with your own bike, mandatory lighting appropriate for the night route.
Participation fee € 5,00
Minimum Group. 20 max. 35.

In collaboration with the association  Gli Scarponauti Turismo Attivo

SUNDAY 19th of MAY

From 8.00am – BAM breakfast

10.00 – BAM SUNDAY 30
Breakfast at the village, Mantuan risotto with wine or beer on the way back to the village, and in the middle, 30 km of immersion in the city and around Mantua.

Details Here.

10.00 am – BROTHERHOOD RIDES #BAMBROTHERS

Other rides organized by other associations, friends of BAM will depart from the Village.

A journey from the Gonzaga lake to the Angels, on the peri-urban cycle path for disabled children, in collaboration with the Polisportiva Andes di Mantova. And the Rainbow ride organized by the ArciGay La Salamandra.

11.00am – GIMKANA FOR THE CHILDREN
A fun event in the village, a great opportunity to involve even the little ones. In collaboration with Mantova Bike Fest

From 10.30am – STORIES ON JOURNEYS, PEOPLE, BIKES AND FLAT TIRES… AND FREE SPEECH

A few more guests, and the possibility for those who want to talk about something from the BAM stage! One rule: we are for brotherhood! 🙂

12.00 – LIVE MUSIC CONCERT

AND TILL THE END… MUSIC WITH THE DEEJAY ON A BIKE BIGA UP!

17.00 – Greetings and hugs

We’ll see you at BAM20!