Help the MTB Town of Molini, Italy 2

The MTB destination of Molini, Italy, needs your help after floods destroy community and infrastructure.

Friends, Molini needs our help!

Anka & Sven Martin here (along with the whole community), reaching out to the mountain biking family for some love and support after a very special place we call home, was hit by a natural flooding disaster on Friday 2nd October 2020.


The beautiful Argentina Valley in Liguria, Italy has been hit hard by a massive storm last night, leaving behind a trail of total destruction. Major roads & bridges have been washed away by the raging rivers, leaving many villages still unreachable, completely cut off & people stranded. Houses were flooded & destroyed, cars swept away, tree's uprooted & many businesses destroyed beyond repair. Shuttle vehicles & trailers have been lost along with a complete garage with trail & bike tools. I can't even imagine what it's done to our beloved mountain bike trail network in the valley - one of the biggest draws for visitors to towns like Molini, Andagna & Triora which were already suffering big time due to the complete absence of tourism this season thanks to COVID.

I know there are so many of you out there who have a special connection to this valley & its amazing people and trails. Many of you with the most amazing memories of riding holidays here & who love it just as much as the locals. We need your help & support to get Molini back up on it's feet so we and future visitors can all enjoy the beauty of this place once again. I know this year there has been so many fundraising pages doing the rounds, but if the thought of Molini & this valley brings a smile to your face & a sparkle to your eyes, please help out with anything you can to bring the life back into the village and get these wonderful people set up again to continue with their businesses & livelihoods which rely so heavily on the MTB and other eco tourism.

At this stage we need to clean up the carnage & the mess before we can start rebuilding the valley. The money will go towards paying for tools & equipment to aid in the clean up and re building and to provide food and fuel for the volunteer groups doing the work. Then begins the big task of getting into the hills to salvage, rebuild and fix the amazing MTB and hiking trails in the area. The awesome new kids playground will need to be rebuilt & the town will need to be beautified once more with flower boxes. I have no idea what the cost of all of this will be at this stage, but every penny will go to good use, that much I can guarantee.

And then lastly, when we're back on our feet (which we will be) we need you all to come back to play in our little slice of paradise, to eat & drink endless Prosecco's & swim in our beautiful rivers again, creating new rad memories with your mates.

Thank you from the bottom of everyone's hearts over here for helping out - it really does mean the world to this small community.

Everything is going to be Tutto Bene, okayyyyyy!

Much love from all of us in the valle.



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