Our venture began in 1997 because we love cycling, but the idea has deeper roots. We admire the values of a bygone cycling era, which we want people to learn about. It's a cycling era that has inspired lots of Italian literature, culture and music and that has also marked some Italian history.
We want to spread the rootes and values of an extraordinary sport with a popular soul to re-discover the Beauty of Fatigue and the Thrill of Conquest.

Our 21st EDITION

L'Eroica of Gaiole in Chianti will take place on Sunday 1 October 2017.
It will be the 21st edition of the event!
We wait for you on the Strade Bianche of Tuscany.


The Other EROICA

Lastest NEWS

​Hinault the Great, then and now

A few days ago in Cervia, I had the privilege of interviewing Bernard Hinault. He is certainly one of the Big Five, as they say in Africa when referring to the animal kingdom.

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Heroic yesterday, heroic today, “Eroica” my way

I became “heroic” one afternoon in 1985. Well actually, I already was “heroic” but the bicycle that my father bought me had undergone several transformations and I never really considered it a racing bike ...

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“Becoming Eroici – Preparation for Heroes”

At Steel Vintage Bikes, we have taken part in many of these incredible weekends and know exactly what to expect. With this in mind, we have put together a few tips to make your Eroica experience as enjoyable as possible.

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How to Prepare for the Rides


L’Eroica was born as a celebration of road cycling, of the history and values of this sport. L'Eroica and the other Eroca Events in the World are history inspired, therefore the participation in the events is reserved primarily to cyclists with original cycling vintage clothing or new vintange inspired cycling apparel, and riding Historical Bikes (Bici Eroiche) or Vintage-Looking Bikes, as illustrated in the dedicated section.


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