A great “bikeforums.net” posting on Cino X can be seen here.
In the next couple days, I hope to take photos of lost and found items and will post them. We have very few.
For those of you who wished you’d gotten a jersey but didn’t, we’re taking orders post ride until 10/3. Click here to order.
A call to all photographers, I’d like to put your photos up on Cinorider. Here is the Dropbox link to use to send them to me. By sending them to us, we assume we are free to use them on Cinorider.com and in emailings. You can also use a watermark on your photos to make copyright claims. Note about Dropbox: you can select dozens of files at once.
Thank you for all the “Thank you’s” this year. For the folks working on Cino, the smiles and heartfelt thanks are why we do it.
For those of you wondering about next year, we take this one year at a time. But per always, I am already getting requests about it and putting them on a list.
cockpit view of a 1971 Gitane Super Corsa
Click here to see complete start and ride instructions. But there’s really just two important things to remember about this weekend.
- Look good. Dress like the elite cyclists of legend did. Riding and at dinner.
- Make sure your bike is Cino. See here for what that means. Although we have never turned anyone away, we are considering some form of Shame for non Cino-bike riders. Something to consider if you’re thinking of say clipless pedals vs. the torture devices you should ride.
- We still have room to register. Click here to register online
- Kalispell Brewing has a special for Cino riders this weekend. 1/2 off second glass, $1 off growlers, 15% off jerseys
- You might have registered late or otherwise missed an email about drink donations. Riders are asked to bring a drink donation. Click here for details.
- Weather forecast looks perfect now, but things could shift. Bring appropriate gear.
- Cyclists are welcome to camp at Reed’s house – very close to the start – on Friday and Sunday nights. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
We’ve had some cancellations, we’ve still got room to register for Cino. Tell your friends. Registration has been moved online, click here.
Our Prize Winner records have been misplaced and we need to know: Who won the White Handlebar Tape award for 2014, and last year, 2015? Whoever tells me the answer first has lunch paid for ($25) this year. That’s two lunches up for grabs, one for each year. Send, text, call the answer to email@example.com, 406-270-0590
We have a few of last year’s musettes for sale. These are beautiful waxed twill bags that will last a lifetime. Click here for details.
If you didn’t order a jersey in time, we’ll be working on a post ride order. Details TBD. For those that ordered them, jerseys will be delivered at the start of the ride
Soon to come: start instructions for this year’s Cino.
Heading home 2015
Some of you may remember Matt Hartle filming Cino last year. Using aerial and on the ground photography, the result really captures the emotion and grandeur of Cino Heroica’s setting. Thank you Matt for giving us a reminder of how great the ride is. Click here to see the Youtube video.
This year’s ride will fill soon, but there is still space available to register for Cino. So don’t hesitate, and tell your friends as well.
See registration information here.
getting the ’54 Suburban support vehicle – “Spud” – ready for Cino
Custom jerseys are now available to order on the site. Two styles, 100% merino, selling at cost, you can’t ask for more. Click here to see details and to order.
There is still space available to register for Cino. So don’t hesitate, and tell your friends as well. While we had a registration deadline of 5/27 for grandfathered riders and for the possibility of a lottery, the fact is the ride never fills up by that first deadline. But it will in a month or two.
See registration information here.
Chris Sauve and I just got done with working out the pranza and dinner menus with Anna at Simple Chef Catering. If the fullness of Chris’s and my respective drool cups was any measure of the food we’re planning, the epicurean experience will be memorable.
Jan from Glacier Cyclery – Cino Cancelliere (Registrar) – contemplating an application
Always looking for volunteers. Those that are willing to give up a leg or legs of riding (there are 4 legs total: day 1 before and after lunch, day 2 before and after lunch) are particularly valuable, but we could also use folks that would commit to folding up the dinner area on Sunday morning, loading and unloading the luggage truck, handing out beers, etc. Some of you have spouses or friends tagging along as non-riders that could help. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get you on a list. Depending on how much they help, we try to award volunteers with a meal or meals, t-shirts, etc.
A bicycle ride celebrating the romance of cycling’s yesteryear’s, in Northwest Montana. September 10-11th, 2016
Cino Heroica (chee-no) is a celebration of the cycling days of old, when European road racing was dramatic art and racing’s hero’s were admired as much for their style as their courage. The venues were largely unpaved roads, snaking over hellish mountain passes. Racers rode handmade steel framed bikes that were built as much for style and strength as for speed. The riders drank wine and smoked Gitanes to quell their suffering. “Nutrition” was real food, like cheese, salami, and a baguette. Suffering was an art form taken to a new level by these riders, as they collapsed into the arms of their handlers at race’s end, their faces reflecting something that non-riders will never understand. But at the end of the day, it was all about style, the horrors of the struggle erased by the clink of wine glasses over dinner as the racers celebrated their day’s victories.
Relive this experience as we ride “heroic” (see definition here) bicycles over an unpaved route from Kalispell to Hot Springs, Montana, and then back the next day. This ride will reset your definition of life’s basics: a beautiful view, the taste of food when you’re truly hungry, your bicycle. Mostly you’ll leave the present world behind for two days, and your big decisions will be reduced to “Cab or the Pinot?” and the color tie or scarf you will wear to dinner.
Click here for more about Cino….
All registration is by US Mail and check and starts NOW. Cost will be $135 per rider. Click here for details.
It has always been a goal of Cino Heroica to donate some of the proceeds to a worthy cause. Cino Heroica does not always run “in the black”, but when we do we donate a portion of proceeds to Flathead Cycling – a local bicycle racing team – specifically to the youth program. This is an effort we will continue and expand.
Mandy Mohler, long time Cinorider and Cino photographer took time off from riding Cino this year and instead followed riders and took photos throughout the two days. Some will make it into a planned article for Flathead Living next summer. They have a Mandy style that goes with Cino: portrait-like, a touch of retro, with a sprinkling of humor. They are available for browsing, and for sale as prints.
Here’s a note from Mandy:
Hello Cino Riders!
I hope you love these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!
http://www.mandymohler.com/cino-heroica-ix-gallery/ password : PranzaIX2015
http://www.mandymohler.com/cino-heroica-ix-prints/ password: PranzaIX2015
If you click on the individual photos in the gallery page- you will enter a slideshow mode- which allows you to breeze through larger photos one by one.
Because these are intended for the Flathead Living Magazine next summer- I won’t be posting these to Facebook or anything anytime soon. I ask that you please do the same. Thank you!
If you would like to have a physical momento- a print, those are available here. The password is: PranzaIX2015 (as in #9 Roman Numerals -not the letter L)
To keep things simple, I’m offering a single print size (approximately 8×10 or 8×12 Full Frame photos printed on 11×14 paper with a white border). Message me directly if you have any questions.
Tuscany or Montana?
The photos are still coming in (please send them), click here to see what we have so far.
Post Cino, I wonder what it would be like if life was just one continuous Cino: ride, eat great food at a waterfall, beer at the end of the day. I ‘spose some would argue that’s not a formula for character building, but it sounds like something worth trying. Sigh…
We’re soliciting all photo contributions we can to post on Cinorider.com. Especially if you have lots of photos, you can use this DropBox link to upload photos to me:
or send them to “email@example.com, or put them on a disk and send them to
The ZaneRay Group
215 1st St.
Whitefish, MT 59901
If you are a professional photographer you can watermark the images and/or make arrangements with me to retain ownership rights to the photos. All we’re asking for is license to view, ie. to be able to post them on the site for participants to view.
Lost and Found
Give me a day or two to continue sorting out gear, then I will post an updated list of Lost and Found items from the trip. We’ve already sent out one list, another is on it’s way.
We still have 10 or so of the numbered musettes left. Use this link to order them:
and we can mail them to you
Professional photographer Mandy Mohler spent the morning of Cino Heroica taking portrait shots of all the heroic Cino riders she could. Thank you Mandy. The photos are available to see and purchase prints of – click here.
Each image provides a drop down where you can select the size, and check out. Prices are as follows:
5×7 : $20
8×10 : $35
11×14 : $50
- Prices include a print with a velvety matte finish.
- This also includes a web sized digital image for social media. Purchasers must supply their email address to me in the “note to seller” to receive the digital copy.
- Framing is not included.
BTW, I am assembling donated photos of the ride and hope to be posting them online ASAP.