July 5, 2022

In 1922, a bunch of passionate motorcyclists determined to carry an newbie race, christened “8 of the Langhe”.

The route took riders from Cherasco to Narzole, previous the Dolcetto di Dogliani vineyards and the everyday Murazzano tomes.

The Langhe, Piedmont, Italy.

It wound by Calizzano, with the trail twisting and turning past the Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, by the San Bernardino Go and the province of Valle Tanaro, up a gorgeous ascent to Garessio.

A view of Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena
Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Italy.

A fast break for well-made vittles on the in style Locanda del Mulino Val Casotto taverna, and onward by the Torre di Mondovì commune, to the Vicoforte Sanctuary of the Nativity of Mary, with an eventual end in Cherasco at Salmour within the dome of the Parco dei Giganti the place the opponents have been to be awaited by the timekeepers.

The dome of the Parco dei Giganti
The dome of the Parco dei Giganti, Italy.

A stunning route – and one which got here to an unlucky halt in 1949. 

The place am I going with this, do you ask?

Properly. 

Dario Sebaste; Italian nougat/hazelnut factory owner and ardent Moto Guzzi collector.
Dario Sebaste; Italian nougat/hazelnut manufacturing facility proprietor and ardent Moto Guzzi collector.

Based on a report from RideApart, an Italian nougat/hazelnut manufacturing facility proprietor named Dario Sebaste was an ardent Moto Guzzi collector of his time and paid homage to this attractive piece of classic moto historical past throughout his life.

Along with his passing within the 2010s, locals revived the race in his honor, calling it “The Dario Sebaste Trophy,” with the primary race held in 2016.

A view of riders preparing for the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy amateur vintage motorcycle race.

At present, the Dario Sebaste Trophy attracts bikers from everywhere in the nation – with a particular emphasis on using classic motorbikes. 

The four-day race does wonders for the world’s native communities, because it brings in additional funds to households that might in any other case depend on typical native revenue.

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A view of riders at the final landmark of the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy amateur vintage motorcycle race.

Supported by the Amici Vecchie Moto di Sommariva Bosco, the Roero membership, and the Membership Ruote d’Epoca di Cherasco, the “four-leaf clover” course covers a large expanse of land – as much as 200km (124 miles) per day.

Care to be one of many 62 riders collaborating for subsequent yr?

A rider preparing to attend the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy

Count on to see a slew of Moto Guzzi, Gilera, MV Agusta, Aermacchi, and Ducati model bikes from an older period, in addition to an iconic bike from Sebaste’s personal assortment, to be fired up on the third leg of the course. 

The race begins August 26 and runs by August 29, 2021 – so ensure to verify again for updates on the fortunate winner of the fifth annual Dario Sebaste Trophy!