For over fifteen years, the Italian Festival Road Bike Festival has brought cyclists from all over the country to tour the challenging countryside of Gilmer, Fannin and Murray Counties. Start your riding season with some of the best scenic road riding that the Southeast has to offer! VIP Party, Friday Night! Mike Palmeri's (the real Italian) Birthday - Italian dinner, wine and beer!
Gianni Bugno 43 miler: rolling hills, about 3000ft of climb, this is an Intermediate Ride. Marco Pantani 70 miler: rolling hills to a 7mile mountain climb, about 6,500ft of climb, this is an Avanced/Difficult Ride. Giro de Ellijay 104 miler: about 10,853ft of climb, two mountain climbs, this is an Extremely Difficult Ride (no joke, do not attempt unless you are an advanced rider). All rides will have a Que Sheet/Map, Well Marked Roads, Supported Sag Stops (water, sport drinks, fruit), and Broom Wagon.