BAM! is the first European meeting for cycle-travelers. Group rides, workshops, meetings, speeches, contests, books, music, parties… the event for those who choose a horizon, a pair of wheels and the wind in their face.


Start: May 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

End: May 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


Cost: Free

Event Website

Organizer: 3 Parentesi


There will be three days of music, of meetings with great travelers, writers, artists and experts, always without any formality or barrier: you all pitch the tent in the same place and share the road. All together: weekend travelers and people who have cycled around the world. In addition to rides, concerts, meetings and workshops, there will be news, especially in the involvement of associations, starting from the FIAB, and enthusiasts coming from abroad, in order to make BAM! also a showcase for the territory and for Italian cycling tourism.

On Friday evening the event opens with the free concert by Italian singer and actor Neri Marcoré; live music will also be featured on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Both Saturday and Sunday you will discover the territory and its flavours: for the most trained, the suggested route goes towards the Littorina del Mincio for the “Polletto bike party”, for those who want to work less, you go south for the “Bigoli lambrusco gravel party”.

Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning there will also be technical workshops and meetings. As always great attention to food: in addition to gourmet truck food, also the Tour of Italy of flavors, craft beer and wine.

Check out the short promo video below:

Bam! 2018 Recap: BAM was great, it is looking year by year like the Woodstock for bicycles, as many journalists say. About 400 tents and 600 people in the camp area, 500 people who came really fully loaded ready to travel, more than 1000 cyclists took part in our 3 organised rides and along the weekend about 5.000 presences (bikers, visitors, etc.)

Mantova is a perfect place with beautiful town, gravel roads, bike routes, and a local administration which believes in the developement of bicycle touring. Our community is really cool and various, with Extreme bike explorers together with sunday little adventurers who share the same passion. Our motto is take your time and go far. And you can go far even not far from home if you live the bike that way.

We had a lot of talks from the stage and BAM is really a place where we create a movement of people. Technical talks and stories with superguests plus concerts, beer and a general really cool and relaxed atmosphere. The mayor rode with us and already confirmed his attendance for next year.