During the last weekend around 2500 bicyclers officially opened the summer cycling season of 2013.
This traditional event is organized by bicycle club velopiter which has several thousands of members. It is not commercial and free for participation.
From the early morning small groups of bicyclers were coming from different parts of the city and suburbs to the meeting point. And at 10-00 this huge mass of two-wheels people started to press pedals :) Column was leaded by police cars and the roads were free of cars.
The total distance is usually about 60 km, but for not experienced cycles it is possible to turn back or take a train in several point during the way. Also everybody has to follow strict rules of driving in the cycling crowd which were announced before on the website.
By tradition, the finish is on the main square of the city around 15-00.
Even rain and late spring could not stop active sport lovers!
Photo: PaaLadin, velopiter