Autumn bike parade set for 24 September

Autumn bike parade set for 24 September
The parade will run 30 km from VDNKh to Krasnaya Presnya Park

An autumn bike parade will take place in Moscow on 24 September. It will start at noon from Zvyozdny Boulevard and Ostankinsky Proyezd and finish in Krasnaya Presnya Park. The entire route is around 30 km long.

Timed to coincide with World Car Free Day, the event aims to promote cycling infrastructure and improve traffic safety. More than 20,000 cyclists are expected to turn up for the parade.

This is not a race, the average speed will not exceed 15 km/h. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome. The type of bike doesn’t matter. Find out how to participate and more on the event’s official website.

The first bike parade in the capital was held in 2012. In 2014, over 16,000 cyclists rode the Garden Ring. A similar cycling marathon in May 2015 saw over 25,000 participants from over 100 Russian cities. A year later, the 2016 spring bike parade, drew more than 30,000 cyclists.