Mantova • Campo Canoa
june 7-9 2024

Mantova • Campo Canoa
june 7-9 2024

2024 Program

17:50

Welcome!

The tenth edition of BAM officially begins! with the welcome of the Municipality of Mantua.
FIAB

18:00

Main stage

EUROVELO, EUROPE WITHOUT BORDERS

Susanna Maggioni (national councilor of FIAB ITALIA) presents the Eurovelo routes: a Europe without borders thanks to the bicycle.

18:30

Around the Campo Canoa

The party begins

The party begins: Guido Foddis' guitar welcomes the arriving bike travellers.
GIVI BIKE

18:30

Main stage

FROM BAM! TO CHICAGO, GIULIA'S JOURNEY IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LUIGI MASETTI

Do you remember Giulia Baroncini? On June 9 last year she set off right from BAM on her solo trip to America following the footsteps of Luigi Masetti, the father of bicycle touring. How did it go? She tells us herself!

19:00

BAM! Food Point

ENJOY THE APERITIVO WITH LESLIE LELLO

He is now part of the BAM Family, he won us over with his dance playlists and this year he returns to the turntables... Are you ready to dance to the tunes of Leslie Lello??!?
PEdALED - Roamer

19:00

Main stage

SOLO TRIPS AND OPEN AIR ADVENTURES

ELISA VOTTERO and her memorable days on the bike and on skis.
Workshop IMPAVIDA

19:30

Main stage

BAGS ON THE BIKE AND GO with DANIEL OSS

Having Daniel Oss at BAM! talking about bike trips is like putting an electric guitar in Mozart's hand: we know where we start from (from a terrific cyclist, who won and pushed and made us dream), but not where we will arrive (and obviously we like it) .
BIKEITALIA

20:00

Main stage

WHO DOESN'T KNOW THE PAINS OF BIKE TRAVELERS?

We all know those pains, but OMAR GATTI knows how to solve them. And, to avoid them and leave informed, he will also give some advice on trail training.

20:30

Lounge

GARIBALDI, L’ECOGIRO DEI DUE MONDI

Screening of "GARIBALDI, L'ECOGIRO DEI DUE MONDI",, documentary by the journalist and singer-songwriter Guido Foddis (36 min) - The corsa rosa crosses the peninsula, uniting the world of sport and that of the environment. “Garibaldi” is the guide that professionals receive every year to tackle the race, and the protagonists are champions of yesterday and today, supporting actors and gregarious, journalists and press officers, fans and attendees interviewed by Foddis and Lugeri.

21:00

Wherever you prefer!

Enjoy your meal!

I VazzaNikki

22:00

Main stage

LIVE MUSIC – I VAZZANIKKI

They are not Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author, but they are certainly six sensitive people who play in their own way 1950s American rock'n'roll. Warm up your throats, get your dancing shoes ready... Vazzanikki are coming to BAM!
NO SLEEP TILL ALBA

00:00

ALBA Stand

NO SLEEP TILL ALBA

Led by DJ NCHLINEZ it promises to make you rock all night and wait for the first light of dawn. Sleepy campers should be warned that they won't have to worry because they will find a kit of earplugs in the welcome kit so they can sleep undisturbed!

00:00

Camping Area

AT SLEEP (WITH EARPLUGS)

ALL DAY LONG

Massage stand

SHIATSU MASSAGES

Some practitioners of the ASD SHEN JING Shiatsu school of Padua will offer Shiatsu treatments lasting approximately 25-30 minutes. The purpose of Shiatsu massage is to act not only on the body but also on the psyche, allowing the individual to reach a state of relaxation, well-being and psychophysical harmony. After a few kilometers on the bike... sounds good. (Free offer)

ALL DAY LONG

In the shade of the trees

BIM BUM BAM

We weren't able to invite UAN (also because we don't know who knows him anymore) but the meeting point for the little ones is under the trees together with Myfamilybike and Semiinbici to play and ride around with their bike or the Giant push bike!
Decathlon

ALL DAY LONG

Decathlon Stand

TEST RIDE + EXPRESS LABORATORY

Test the latest bike models for free and take advantage of the Laboratorio Express service available for all your needs from changing the inner tube to inflating the wheels up to adjusting the gear and brakes.
BROOKS

All day long

BROOKS Stand

TAKE CARE

Let's learn to take care of our saddle with Brooks' practical advice while sipping a good coffee.
YOGA - Francesca Oliva

8:00

Lounge

EVERY BODY CAN MOVE, IT JUST NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND HOW

Yoga connects body and mind, while biking reveals places both within and outside oneself. The combination of the two is magic. Try it to believe it.

08:30

Departure Infopoint

Women’s Ride

Hosted by Kasia, who normally is deeply planted in the Berlin cycling scene (and was luckily not eaten by the bear at the Quick bite) – the BAM Women’s Ride is an opportunity for all women identifying, non-binary persons and trans women to connect with an international community and to share their experiences and the love for cycling. Kasia is ready to hit epic gravel roads and enjoy memorable moments with the BAM people.

10:00

Lounge

ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES OF A LONG TRIP FAR FROM HOME

After a year and four months of cycling along the Andean Cordillera, starting from Colombia and arriving in Ushuaia, the Soulbikerz will share with all of us the daily life of two young cycle travelers traveling around the world.
FIAB

10:00

Stand FIAB

Pedaling along the Mincio River 

A ride in the Vallazza Nature Reserve, in the area where Virgil was born.
Patatrak

10:30

Infopoint

SOCIAL RIDE PATATRACK

A ride between 40 and 50km, in the Mincio park, with no difference in altitude and a calm pace to allow everyone to participate and enjoy the ride!

10:30

Lounge

BIKE&CLIMB

Small anecdotes from inexperienced bike travelers equipped with rope and climbing shoes. With Elena Bifano.

11:00

Lounge

Pedaling with a rare disease

Giuseppe Luca Rizzo faces every new challenge with a smile on his face with determination, many beers and the constant desire to surpass himself.
POW - Protect Our Winters

11:30

Lounge

CLIMATE ACTIVISM, VOTING RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY

Protect Our Winters Italia (POW) mobilizes the outdoor community to take climate action, to protect the places they love. In 2024 one (if not the) most important climate action that can be done is to vote. Voting in the European elections. And what does voting in the European elections have to do with being part of the outdoor community and helping to protect the places you love? They will talk to us about exactly this.

12:00

Lounge

ANDREA LORENI – THE JOURNEY OF THE TIGHTROPE WALKER

The great tightrope walker philosopher, Andrea Loreni, tells us his point of view, balancing on a cable, and explains that "usefulness is not the only value". Those who pedal and those who walk on the wire practice forms of balance.
Workshop IMPAVIDA

12:30

Lounge BAM Academy

IMPAVIDA – CYCLING BETWEEN STYLES

Impavida ci accompagna anche quest’anno per dissetarci, divertirci, farci vedere il mondo più bello di quello che è, e non solo perché siamo al BAM, ma perché siamo al BAM con birra Impavida. E il Mastro birraio Davide Galliussi ci spiega perché ci piace così tanto!

12:30

Lounge

THE WIND IN HIS EYES: RIKY OLIVER FROM MILAN TO THE OCEAN

If you are 24 years old, with a smile shaped by the Atlantic wind, and you have cycled from Milan to Santiago, you certainly have a great story to tell. One of those stories we love to hear at BAM! Riky Oliver/Riccardo Oliva captivated us with his energy, with his tales of people opening their doors to him, of troubles and indescribable landscapes, of headwinds and nights under the stars. Riky will return from his journey directly to BAM!, where a year ago he began dreaming of his adventure.

13:00

Stand Impavida

Birra O’clock

Music and cold blonde with the official beer of BAM and DJ Fronza

13:00

Wherever you prefer!

Enjoy your meal

Selle Royal

14:00

Lounge BAM Academy

SUPPORT CYCLISTS ON THE ROAD

A workshop to better deal with the inconveniences that can occur and the best practical solutions to prevent them before the trip or treat them once it has started. But not only! You will find the problems yourself and create ways to solve them, I will only try to travel with you. You only need a Multi-Tool (if you don't have one yet, you will find some at your disposal before the start of the workshop) and your bike.
Ferrino

14:30

Lounge

HOW TO SURVIVE YOURSELF

How to return home safely from a trail while trying to pedal as much as possible, sleeping outdoors, and planning a bivouac along the way. In collaboration with Ferrino.
Selle Royal

15:00

Lounge BAM Academy

PHOTOGRAPHING ON THE ROAD

Traveling is one of the most beautiful and authentic ways to get to know the world and yourself. It is even more so if photographed riding our bike. This on-the-road photography workshop aims to create a space in which to talk and learn how to photograph our bike trips.
La Stazione delle Biciclette

15:00

Lounge

BIKE TRAVEL SLAM

2 bike travellers, 2 graziellas, 2 microphones, a few minutes to conquer the public and win the prize of best bike travel narrator at BAM 2024. Everything is allowed: colossal lies and breathtaking landscapes, amazing adventures and low blows to the opponent. The only judge is the BAM public, referee and master of ceremony; I LAUGH. The winner will receive the coveted MANUEL FANTONI award and a surprise prize.
ELITE

15:00

Main stage

NACHO!

Nacho's story is the tale of a traveler and cyclist. In fact, it could be the story of 3 or 4 travelers, considering the multitude of experiences and lives he has lived. Nacho sets off from Patagonia to Alaska, then pauses in Ecuador due to Covid and delves into ultracycling, only to eventually return to Spain and begin accompanying travelers alongside Willy and PA Cycling. The "260 litros" project serves as the guiding thread of a relentless life, where his anchor point is always in motion.
komoot

15:30

KOMOOT Stand

TRESURE HUNT

Good things often have to be earned, even the Komoot Premium Free account! So get ready for an unusual treasure hunt, made up of highlights to look for on the map and parameters to respect to find your way towards the final prize. Whoever will plan correctly, navigate and upload the recorded track, tagging the profile BAM! will arrive at the much desired treasure!
English
PEdALED - Roamer

15:30

Main stage

ULTRA! RIDE TO THE END OF THE WORLD, WITH SOFIANE SEHILI AND NATHALIE BAILLON

Nathalie Baillon and Sofiane Sehili, among the strongest athletes in the ultra world, tell us their idea of ​​travel and what happens when the horizon becomes "ultra".
SPORTLER

15:30

Lounge

WHAT TO EAT WHEN TRAVELING, with CHIMPANZEE

Calories and kilometers, necessity and whim. Dialogue between Luca G. and Vendelín Ondřej on the importance of nutrition while travelling, digressing between precise counts of calories burned and grappas already offered at breakfast.
3T - Santini

16:00

Lounge

Georgia caucasus trail

As we ascended the glacial valley of the Enguri River, we explored a remote corner of Georgia, allowing us to experience the Caucasus with its beauties and contradictions, its ruggedness and contrasts. Producing content in this region requires a willingness to frequently revise plans, and sometimes to accept that certain decisions are influenced by primal forces, such as the weather, the road, and the mountains.
Bergamont - BRIKO

16:00

Main stage

NEPAL BIKEPACKING EXPEDITION

The last great journey made by the guys from EXPLORA: the lands of Nepal through the natural wonders and social contrasts of a place suspended in time.

16:15

Lounge BAM Academy

CREATIVE MAP MAKING

Maps can be made of boring precise information or filled with fond memories. A laboratory to experiment with freehand drawing of creative maps of the route followed to get to BAM, or other "cycle routes" that we keep in our hearts, on a micro or macro scale. With Francesco Bonvecchio.
Decathlon

16:30

Decathlon Stand

CHALLENGE: TIRE INNER TUBE REPLACEMENT

Demonstrate your speed... even off the wheels! Our friends at Decathlon will time the time in which you manage to change the inner tube and only the fastest will win a fantastic gadget!
Bergamont - BRIKO

16:30

Lounge

NEPAL BIKEPACKING EXPEDITION – THE DOCUMENTARY

1700km condensed into 30 minutes: Nepal seen and cycled by the guys from ESPLORA.

16:30

Main stage

Trans* Europe Divide Tour, a ride along the European edge.

9 countries, 7000 km and 95 days alone: ​​the extraordinary journey of Eva Croce, a non-binary trans person, through Europe and through her personal change.
Pannier

17:00

Lounge BAM Academy

TRAVEL ILLUSTRATION

All good ideas are born on a bicycle. With Stef Amato. Make space in your mind, observe people, feel the flavours. And then notebook in your pocket and watercolors in your backpack... Ready to draw your world? We bike punks are “Way too much Marsala in a camp-mug tiramisù”.
FIAB

17:00

Main stage

GIRLS ON TANDEM

Five friends, 3 blind and 2 sighted, scattered across Italy and united by a strong passion for cycling, decide to use the tandem as a means of transport because it is a very special bike, a real tool of inclusion. Giusi Parisi, Chiara Ozino, Giulia Oblach, Laura Seroni and Rossella Mansi tell us about their blind journey from north to south...because cycling is for everyone!

17:00

In the shade of the trees

TIGHT WIRE LABORATORY with ANDREA LORENI

An intense experience that alternates visualization exercises, walking on the low cable and meditation techniques.
Enough Cycling

17:00

Lounge

Do I bring it or leave it at home? The setup for the Tour Divide – Enough Cycling

Federico is about to leave for the Tour Divide, the oldest and most famous off-road bikepacking race in the world, 4400 km from Canada to the border between Mexico and the United States. Let's rummage through his bags together to see what he brings to face this challenge!

17:30

Main stage

HOW A BIKE TRIP IS BORN AND LANDS

From that idea that comes to you before you fall asleep, to the hundreds of kilometers you will travel on the streets of the world. From the smashed drawer to bring out that dream, to every technical step to study the route and prepare the bike, through to sharpening your predisposition to the world, so as not to miss anything of a beautiful experience you are about to live. Who better than Dino Lanzaretti can explain to us the preparation (athletic and otherwise) for a trip?
ThisAvventura

17:30

Field

BEER RACE 2 THE VENDETTA

ThisAvventura returns to BAM more aggressive than ever... the beer race for BAM's tenth anniversary will be memorable, or maybe not... it depends on how much beer you drink!
3T - Santini

17:30

Stand Santini - 3T

aperitivo with bikefellas

Can we possibly say no to a musical aperitif? At the Santini/3T stand, the guys from BikeFellas are waiting for you with two cocktails specially crafted for the BAM, accompanied by music from DJ Reverb Cycling.

17:45

Lounge BAM Academy

Travel drawing workshop

A mini course on how to keep an illustrated travel diary, with drawings, collages, texts. With Fabio Consoli.
Gravel Club

18:00

Departure Infopoint

Mantua city ride

An easy route which, starting from Campo Canoa, crosses some of the most beautiful squares in Mantua, reaching Palazzo Te. Some sections on more "historic" routes, with pavé surfaces, alternate with more purely urban sections and cycle paths. The tour ends with a breathtaking view of one of the most beautiful panoramas of Mantua, before returning to Campo Canoa along one of the green lungs close to the lakes.

18:00

Main stage

CILE BIKE AND SKI

Elisa Bessega and Enrico Mosetti's bicycle journey through the Andes and Chilean plains to ski some of the most iconic volcanoes in South America.
Wilier

18:30

Main stage

ULTRACYCLING AND (WINTER) CROSSINGS

Pedaling year-round (especially in winter), in all conditions and at every hour of the day (and night): a long journey across all the continents of the planet, including Antarctica. Omar di Felice tells us how to face various types of adventures, extreme races, and such diverse goals while riding one's own bicycle.
komoot

19:00

Main stage

WOMEN’S TALK

Travel Stories All in the Feminine with Barbara Bonori and her Experience in Slovenia, Prisca Cavallin and her Bike Ride in Arizona, and Kasia Szomborg just back from the Seven Serpents.

19:00

BAM! Food Point

ENJOY THE APERITIVO WITH LESLIE LELLO

He is now part of the BAM Family, he won us over with his dance playlists and this year he returns to the turntables... Are you ready to dance to the tunes of Leslie Lello??!?
Workshop IMPAVIDA

19:00

Lounge BAM Academy

IMPAVIDA – CYCLING BETWEEN STYLES

Non solo bevitori, ma anche intenditori! Con Impavida andrete alla scoperta delle birre con il Mastro Birraio Davide Galliussi. Viaggio tra gli stili di birra e Impavide interpretazioni. A seguire Aperitivo.
Ritchey Talk

19:30

Main stage

Ritchey Talk

Near or far it is always adventure. The Mediterranean and the Кырызстан. We talk about it with Tommaso and Ilaria from Patatrack, Mattia Lazzarin and Ettore Campana.

19:30

Lounge

VIAGGIATORI PARALLELI, THE PODCAST

Fernando Pessoa wrote that "to travel is enough to exist." We also like to read this the other way around: "to exist is enough to travel." This is the inspiration behind "Parallel Travelers," a six-episode podcast created by BAM's mom and dad together with Francesco Lotta, which will be released soon by Mondadori Studios. You'll love it.
Selle SMP

19:45

Lounge

PATAGONIA BY BIKE: TRATTI, THE DOCUMENTARY

Tratti is not just a documentary about Patagonia, it's THE documentary about Patagonia. Francesco Frank Lotta, Willy Mulonia, and Paolo Penni Martelli tell us how they turned their adventure into a beautiful story.
Selle SMP

20:15-21:15

Lounge

PATAGONIA BY BIKE: TRATTI, THE DOCUMENTARY

Francesco Frank Lotta, Paolo Penni Martelli and Willy Mulonia are the voice, the eye and the heart of Patagonia. In this documentary of their first trip together by bicycle they capture the "tratti" (characteristics) of landscapes, faces, and horizons of this splendid corner of the world, and the very essence of traveling slowly to make the distant known and make it close, friend, intense.

20:30

Wherever you prefer!

Enjoy your meal

21:15

Main stage

Aladyn - DJ Set

Ready to jump with Aladyn to sweat the beer and repeat? Radio deejay and long-time turntablist, protagonist of special projects on and off radio Deejay.

22:30

Main stage

Orkestrada - Live music

In the tenth year of BAM! we couldn't miss the live concert of the Collettivo Orkestrada Circus, now practically our soundtrack. We know them well, so we already know what to do: dance!
Bergamont - BRIKO

00:00

Briko - Bergamont Stand

SPIN & GROOVE

Briko and Bergamont join forces to make you dance in the saddle! Get ready for a unique experience, where music and the passion for cycle tourism come together in an overwhelming mix.

00:00

Camping Area

(ALMOST) EVERYONE GOES TO BED

BROOKS

All day long

BROOKS Stand

TAKE CARE

Let's learn to take care of our saddle with Brooks' practical advice while sipping a good coffee.

All day long

Trees at the end of the field

BIM BUM BAM

We weren't able to invite UAN (also because we don't know who knows him anymore) but the meeting point for the little ones is under the trees together with Myfamilybike and Semiinbici to play and ride around with their bike or the Giant push bike!
YOGA - Francesca Oliva

8:00

Lounge

EVERY BODY CAN MOVE, IT JUST NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND HOW

Yoga connects body and mind, cycling allows you to discover places inside and outside of yourself. The union of the two things is magic...trying is believing!

09:00

Departure Infopoint

PEDALING FAMILIES

A family ride for young and old bike travelers to discover the Mantua area.

09:30

Field under the stage

ALFONSINA STRADA, A LIFE ON THE PEDALS

Exactly 100 years have passed since Alfonsina Strada, with her bicycle, fought social prejudice by racing among only men in the Giro d'Italia in 1924. This story, so profound and full of passion, is told by Amelie Seib, “storyteller, tarot reader, mask maker” with his show “Alfonsina, a life on pedals” on stage at BAM.
FIAB

09:30

STAND FIAB

Let's pedal in the Valli del Mincio Nature Reserve.

A ride for everyone, exploring the Valli del Mincio.
Wilier

10:30

Lounge

Many dear things

The guys from SENZA FRENI put CARA BIGA's resistance to the test with a full-length interview!

11:00

Lounge

ROBERTO PEIA AND THE NOSTALGIA OF AFRICA

Nel 2022 va in pensione e parte subito per l’Africa, in bicicletta. Da Milano lungo la costa mediterranea, incontrando amici ed evitando cani aggressivi, arriva in Marocco e poi in Senegal, dove organizza tornei di calcio e incontri con altre associazioni che si occupano di bambini di strada, per arrivare infine in Sierra Leone. Si pedala per piacere e anche per aiutare Medici con l'Africa CUAMM, Senegol e World Bycicle Relife.
komoot

11:15

Lounge BAM Academy

HOW TO USE KOMOOT FOR TRAVEL

Learn to use the app and set off on an adventure! Do you know Komoot? Do you know how it works? At the Komoot stand they will teach us the secrets of this app that helps us dream of trips together and share the road.

11:30

Lounge

THE FREEDOM OF A FIFTY-YEAR-OLD ON A BIKE

In the end, cycling and traveling are the TRUE free life, that life that for many reasons we sometimes fail to enjoy. Domenico Romano knows this well and has discovered the bike since 2019 and has never let it go!
Workshop IMPAVIDA

12:00

Lounge BAM Academy

IMPAVIDA BEER EXPERIENCE

Davide Galliussi ci porta alla scoperta dei diversi stili della birra, per interpretarla e imparare e a degustarla come si deve. Bere è bello, se sai come farlo!
English
PROPAIN

12:00

Lounge

GRAVEL DOESN'T EXIST, BUT WHAT YOU DO WITH A GRAVEL BIKE IS BEAUTIFUL

Meeting with Cris Trenchev, world-class Gravel athlete and Propain product manager

12:30

Lounge

AFRO SAMBA DUO

An immersion in deep Brazil and in the oldest musical tradition contaminated with the African heritage, which is found particularly in the Bahian culture, made up of a heartfelt religiosity and wild ritual dances.

13:00

Wherever you prefer!

ENJOY YOUR MEAL

14:00

BAM IS OVER… GO PARTY