This is a very informative website about cycling in the Veneto and the granfondo type of events that are so immensely popular in Italy. The owner and author is April Pedersen Santinon who lives in both New Jersey and the Veneto.
After some cell phone coordinating we finally met at this year in Corvara in Alta Badia before the Maratona dles Dolomites granfondo. Over espresso we had a wide ranging discussion, from cycling in the USA vs. Italy to some of the interesting cultural differences between the two countries to what our race strategies were going to be for the Maratona.
It was nice to meet and hopefully it will become a tradition...if we get selected in the draw!