ITALY BY BIKE ALONG THE ROAD OF ALFONSINA STRADA.
Since the Cicliste per Caso project was born, Alfonsina Strada has always been our inspiration.
Crazy Alfonina, the circus phenomenon, the only woman who participated in the men’s Giro d’Italia in 1924. A woman who managed to overcome both her desperate family situation and all the prejudices and clichés of society to chase her dreams; without knowing it, she has become a symbol of women empowerment.
For this reason we wanted to pay her a tribute, and symbolically retraced the Giro d’Italia of ’24, to focus attention on women’s rights.
Our Giro for Alfonsina was made in two stages: the first from Milano to Catania in 2016, the second from Bari to Milano in 2019. In total we cycled 3.036 km with 24.770 m ascent.
During both trips we met people and organized free events to talk about women empowerment through art, cinema, music, teather, sport… We went in search of the women who are changing Italy, today’s Alfonsines!