This article was written for publication in the American Randonneur magazine, Winter 2014 edition.

Luciano Berutti, the face of vintage cycling

Luciano Berutti, the face of vintage cycling

There is a new subcategory in cycling events these days, one that has much in common with randonneuring including: love for the traditions of cycling; the camaraderie of overcoming a challenging course with your fellow riders; and the personal rewards gained through a courageous effort. There is no popular name for this genre of cycling yet, but Classic or Vintage Cycling events seem to describe it the best. These events are somewhat of a cross between a celebration and a sporting event with a good measure of “party” thrown in. The category may be a little hard to define, but like many unique events you will know it when you see it.

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