February General Meeting: Bikepacking the Lazio Trail

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022 @ 7:00 PM

When Kevin Emery tries to figure out where his next bikepacking trip will be, he first figures out where the cheapest plane fares go and then plans his trip around that destination.  Thus when a $500 round trip ticket to Rome became available, he took advantage of it and then set about deciding where to bike.  He settled on the challenging Lazio Trail, a 400 mile route with 40,000 feet of climbing and plenty of 15-20% grades located near Rome in a beautiful, quiet part of Italy that is often overlooked by visitors who instead head out to some of the more well known and crowed destinations in the country.

The trail traverses a variety of rural and urban settings, regional parks, centuries-old hill towns and the Appian Way.  There is an annual group ride on the trail and you can get a pretty good feel for what it’s like to ride the trail with a seven minute video at laziotrail.it

During the cold winter months when bikes are mostly put to sleep in our area, Kevin grooms nordic trails in Teton Valley for Teton Trails and Pathways.  And in the summer months when he’s not on his bike, you might meet him guiding anglers on some of our local rivers.

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