by Casey Thompson © 2020 Bike It! Bellagio
May 4, 2020, was a great day for all of Italy. After 2 months of staying at home due to the Covid-19 situation, Italy is beginning to reopen and outdoor cycling is permitted. Today the Bike It! crew enjoyed a beautiful cycling around Lake Como! For our first ride in many weeks, we did a short loop with two climbs: Onno and Colma di Sormano, a route that many of our guests have ridden. It was great to get the legs spinning again and to be able to soak up the beautiful spring sun and get some fresh air.
Another reason to note today’s ride was my first ride on my new Bianchi. After nearly 7 years with my trusty Bianchi Sempre Pro “Fausto,” I am now riding the new Oltre XR4 Disc 2020 with Sram AXS—what a ride! Check out the awesome color scheme too—an iridescent celeste and ice white mix. I have named my new bike “Brivido,” which means “chills” or “shiver” in English.
We hope to open the shop later this month, once allowed by the government. We have a new fleet of 2020 bikes for rent as well as a lot of fine cycling apparel choices for this summer! Our e-store is also now live on our website with all of our bikes for sale, new and used, as well as our Bianchi Milano and Nalini apparel collections, for both on and off the bike.