The 2016 Giro di Coppi returns for another year of quality racing on July 23, 2016.
Races & Rides
Opening race in the Super 8 Series, the Tacchino is back and better than ever! The course will feature rolling grass fields, gravel, two dirt track sections, numerous off-cambers, and a spectator-centric layout that encourages tifosi to take in the race while enjoying a beverage, a Belgian sausage, and a funk band. It's hosted at Rosaryville State Park, a perfect outdoor location with a playground, over 12 miles of rolling singletrack trail, and spectator pavillions, conveniently located 15 minutes East of Washington D.C.
Come and join riders of all skill levels from across the area at FreshBikes' famous Tuesday Night Rides!
The ride leaves arlington at a warmup pace. The pace remains warm up for the first 16 miles until the turn onto Tuckerman. From there, the speed picks up. At miles 23 and 24.5 there are options to shortcut and rejoin the group if you do not want to keep pace with the lead group. At mile 35 there is a regroup point at the top of Old Anglers, at the entrance to the Park. From there, the ride becomes a rotating paceline for most of Clara Barton, with a final sprint as you approach Georgetown.
The ride is open to anyone, but please expect speeds ranging from 16-18mph during warmup, 20-25 mph for much of the ride, and occassionally faster during some of the more challenging sections.
The team will make an effort to help any new riders with directions and instructions, but this is not a "no drop" ride.
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