Moscow Autumn Cycling festival is to take place on 15 September, before the World Car-Free Day celebrated on 22 September, as reported by Deputy Moscow Mayor, Head of the City Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov at a meeting of the Moscow Government Presidium.
This autumn's race route has been chosen by public voting on the official festival's website and in the social media. It will be 24 km-long, starting in Luzhniki to go along Frunzenskaya Embankment to Sadovoye Koltso, further along the outer Sadovoye Koltso to Krasnaya Presnya Street and then along Savvinskaya Embankment back to Luzhniki.
Everyone both adults and children over three (accompanied by parents), can take part in the cycling festival. You can also rent a bike at bike-sharing station to participate.
Meet time: 10:00 am, start time: 12:00 pm. Speed limit: 15 kph. The parade will last about 2.5 h. After the ride, Luzhniki will offer an entertainment show.
The festival will also include a group circuit race along a complex route around Luzhniki Stadium. More than 300 athletes will cover several laps 1.8 km each.
The Autumn Cycling Festival is expected to attract about 30,000 people.
Moscow has been hosting big cycling events since 2012. In 2014, cyclists first drove along Sadovoye Koltso. The first All-Russian Bike Parade took place in Moscow on 28 May 2016, attended by cyclists from more than 30 cities of Russia.