Anjou Vélo Vintage
Let's go for the Anjou Vélo Vintage second edition the next 23th and 24th of June in Saumur, in Anjou Val de Loire! A vintage bike ride which brings together in Saumur nostalgic of road convicts, enthusiasts of rides with friends and vintage fans. On the agenda : total immersion into the retro atmosphere tourist walk and sportsmanship.
Cyclists are encouraged to cultivate a trendy retro look : wool jerseys, "gan" caps or beret, pants and suspenders for men. Vintage dresses, hats and scarves for women.
Beyond the retro look, a 2000 m² vintage village will be set up specially for the event in the heart of Saumur. An opportunity to go back in yesteryear spirit: period furniture, flea markets, thrift stores, swing music on an accordion background, old bikes exhibitions...
To complete this 100% retro weekend, a concours d'elegance will reward the best outfits and old bikes, as well as a publicity cars involving old cars and bikes. Finally, a vintage evening will be organized on Saturday 23th of June at Gratien & Meyer in Saumur, a winery which will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2014.
A tourist walk through Saumur
The department of Maine-et-Loire has an important historical and cultural heritage, graded as UNESCO world heritage. The Anjou Vélo Vintage is an original way to discover and appreciate it. Between Loire and vineyards, participants will cross typical and troglodytic villages, castles and legend abbeys.