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Prepare the bike: the ride of Politecnico is back!

Have you inflated the wheels and oiled the chains? The second edition of the Politecnico di Milano bicycle race is coming back with its tour between Politecnico di Milano Campuses! We look forward to seeing you in Mantua on 24 September with two truly evocative itineraries that will stop in all the most scenic points of the city and then they will bring us towards the banks of the Mincio and the Po, to discover the beautiful landscapes of the Mantua area.

The terrain will be mixed, 50% asphalt and 50% gravel, and there are two routes to choose from: one of 32 km also suitable also for the younger PolimiRiders and one of 75 km for lovers of long bike rides in contact with nature .

This year the ride will be entirely non-competitive, really suitable for everyone, also warn your friends and family; it will be a beautiful sports morning full of fun and will of being together, are you ready for it?

For more information please visit the FAQ page of our website or write an email to




registration and services

REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Official jersey of the event, Risottata upon arrival, race bib, disposable chip for timing detection, race pack containing sponsor products, refreshments along the route and final refreshment, timing service, changing room service, bag storage service, third party liability insurance, mechanical assistance and medical-health, radio aid.


Do you have a bike to transport to Mantua and back? No problem! Also this year we have provided a free bicycle transport service from Milan to Mantua so that you can reach the village in complete tranquility and find your bicycle ready for you on the morning of the race.
The service is totally free and includes the deposit; to use it you will have to deliver your bike to the race kit distribution point in Milan. Bicycles must be equipped with your front panel applied to the handlebar of the bicycle in order to be transported. The front panel will be delivered to you together with your race kit (you will find it inside the envelope together with the clamps that will be useful for applying it to the handlebar).

N.B. Transportation will be on trucks, and it's not permitted for bicycles of high economic value as total protection from bumps and scratches cannot be guaranteed during transfer.

Don't have a suitable bike? You can rent one (for a fee, the bikes available are in a limited number) at this link and you can collect it on the morning of the race at the PolimiRide Village set up in Piazza Virgiliana in Mantua, otherwise we have made new bicycles available for renting with a discounted price for our PolimiRiders, thanks to the agreement with Mantovabikexperience. The new bicycles and equipments available (that you can pick up in the Mantovabikexperience stand in Piazza Virgiliana) are:

  • trekking bike for adults with 21V gearbox and covers with puncture protection at the discounted price of 15 euros;
  • trekking e-bike at the discounted price of 30 euros;
  • muscular tandems at a cost of 30 euros;
  • 24-inch children's bike at a cost of 10 euros;
  • child seats at a cost of 5 euros;
  • trolleys for children at a cost of 15 euros;
  • bike helmet for 5 euros (mandatory to participate).

To benefit from the dedicated discounts, each PolimiRider must book his own bicycle and accessories (while stocks last) by sending an email to attaching the confirmation of your PolimiRide registration and stating the height of the person the bike is destined to or directly the size of the requested bike. The company may request advance payment of the rental. The number of bikes available is limited! 


for the second edition of the PolimiRide

32 KM

The bicycle race for everyone!


The non-competitive 32 km PolimiRide is open to everyone! Participate with your friends and family: the route is flat and suitable for all levels of preparation, even for the youngest, and it crosses the city of Mantua, along the coast of Mincio river. The route is about half asphalt and half dirt, with differences from stretch to stretch: it goes from small gravel to narrower stretches (single-track) of well-beaten earth to short stretches a little more bumpy.

Not sure what kind of bike to use? Check out the FAQs

Medical certificate is NOT required.





75 KM

The 75 km race discovering Mantua landscapes


The 75 km PolimiRride is suitable for everyone who loves the long rides in nature, with a beautiful route that reaches the banks of the Po. The route present an elevation gain of about 250m and is half asphalt and half dirt with differences from stretch to stretch: it goes from small gravel to single-track stretches of well-beaten earth to short stretches a little more bumpy. To participate, it is sufficient to have a medical certificate of fitness for non-competitive sports with resting ECG (check out the Fac Simile attached to the official PolimiRide reculation) or a superior kind of certificate for cycling.

Not sure what kind of bike to use? Check out the FAQs

[FCI members, E.P.S. licence holders (for CYCLING discipline), foreign athletes with a UCI membership, or athletes with a CICLOTURISTA card can register by following the "Members Only" procedure.]






Relive the PolimiRide 2022






The race is approved and included in the FCI Mantova calendar.