Sherie and Ben were lucky enough to be drawn in the lottery for entry to the Maratona dles Dolomites in July of 2011. After visiting the Dolomites in 2006, we fell in love with the terrain, the people, and the culture. And now being more regular road bike riders, we have dreamed of riding in Europe.
Ben has had on his life list of things to do to ride in a Gran Fondo. After participating in century rides in the states as both riders and workers, and hearing about the Maratona, Ben penciled this in as an adventure to experience.
This blog records our rides, thoughts, and experiences in preparing for this coming summer on our bikes in Italy.