Meet Alessia, Andrea, Clelia and Paolo.
All are part of a loose collective of cyclists that prides itself on a riding
style described as “100% friendship, 0% performance.”
Their idea is to use the bike for two main purposes: spend time together and explore landscapes outside of the city.
They spend their weekends riding out of Milan and, where possible, up into the mountains dedicated to these goals, breaking down the barriers as the kinds of landscapes that can be accessed a few hours from the city and unlocking magical new spaces inaccessible via any other method of transportation.
On a suddenly very, very, cold weekend in November we accompanied as they set out from Stazione Centrale in Milan to Sondrio with their Cinelli Hobootlegs, ready to ride up into Chiesa in Valmalenco then Dighe di Campo Moro with the “excuse” of reccing climbing spots for the summer.
Quaderni is an editorial format dedicated to exploring some of the world’s most interesting riding spots, be they urban, rural, Alpine or otherwise, together with cyclists whose way of riding intertwines the landscape with a mosaic of other cultural attitudes. The way these riders express themselves when cycling reflects many of the design objectives of Cinelli products.
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