Fifty thousand people are expected to attend May cycle festivals in Bashkiria
UFA, 1 May 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
This year, the “MTS 1000 Cyclists Day” festival will be held immediately in five cities, about 50,000 participants are expected, the press service of the festival reported.
The symbol of the Velorepublic (Bicycle Republic) will be taken along the route Ufa-Salavat-Oktyabrsky — Neftekamsk-Sterlitamak-Ufa. Each city will have its own bike parade. In Ufa, it starts at 10:30 a.m. at Lenin Square, and finishes in Vatan Park with a festival, which will go all day long from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy a concert program with the participation of local groups, street food festival, various games, activities, workshops, a playground with animators, and a handicraft market at Vatan Park.
Last year, more than 20 thousand people took part in the cycling parade in Ufa.
In Salavat, the bike parade will be held on May 4, in Oktyabrsky — on May 12, in Neftekamsk — on May 19, in Sterlitamak — on May 25.
According to the data of the Bicycle Ufa movement, 24 million rubles have already been spent on the design of the bicycle infrastructure in Ufa, but 5% of the projected plan has been implemented so far. The total length of bicycle paths in Ufa should amount to 69 km.
In addition to cycle festivals, cycling plans include the implementation of the Europe-Asia cycle route projects (developing cycling tourist routes in Bashkiria), the first expedition along which started on April 26, cycling tours, and introducing urban bicycle rental – bike sharing.