BAM! is back, the great european gathering of bicycle travelers.

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Three days of meetings, music, rides and events dedicated to those who ride to go far.  Thousands of travelers are expected from all over Italy and abroad.  BAM! Bicycle Adventure Meeting / Mantua – 15-17 May 2020.

It happens once a year: bicycle travelers from all over Europe come together “under the same sky” to share stories and passion.

That’s BAM! (european Bicycle Adventure Meeting), the great European gathering of bicycle travelers, whose sixth edition this year will be held in Italy, in Mantua, from 15 to 17 May.

Three days of meetings, workshops, rides to discover the area, but above all fun, in the style that appeals to those who love to travel light: music, beer, a magical place and many friends, old and new, often known during a trip.
The uniqueness of BAM!, which is the biggest event in Europe dedicated to bike travelling, is the informal and fun spirit, which brings together the great traveler and families, those who love to go far and people who use the bike to travel even just a few kilometers from home. What matters is the spirit, the desire to discover. The theme of the sixth edition is “freedom”: to leave, to return, not to return for a while, to change life, and simply to be yourself – whatever that means.

Most BAM travelers will arrive in Mantua by bicycle, in the spirit of the event, forming spontaneous groups along the way; also the percentage of foreigners is growing from year to year.

The city of Mantua, a UNESCO heritage site, will host the meeting in an extraordinary location, on the Lungolago Gonzaga, in front of the lakes and the medieval walls: a precious opportunity to enhance a territory that is investing heavily in cycling and “green mobility”. The large camping area, where travelers can pitch their tent, will be on the other side of the lake, with a unique view of the city.
Compared to the previous editions there will be news both for the program and for the preparation of the area.

BAM! was born first of all as a meeting for those who love to travel by bike, but it has also become an important moment also for associations, local administrations and bike brands, that to the village of BAM! bring their products, like bags, bicycles, super-light tents, clothing and everything necessary to go far bike bike.

At BAM! the bicycle is more than just a bike; it’s a path to discover the world, meet new people and live experiences.