Opening of the cycling season 2013 in St. Petersburg

During the last weekend around 2500 bicyclers officially opened the summer cycling season of 2013.

cycling Saint-Petersburg 2013

This traditional event is organized by bicycle club velopiter which has several thousands of members. It is not commercial and free for participation.

cycling Saint-Petersburg 2013

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.

cycling Saint-Petersburg 2013

cycling Saint-Petersburg 2013

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.

cycling Saint-Petersburg 2013

By tradition, the finish is on the main square of the city around 15-00.

cycling Saint-Petersburg 2013

Even rain and late spring could not stop active sport lovers!

cycling Saint-Petersburg 2013

Photo: PaaLadin, velopiter

2013-04-21 13:35:31Z   i-Kirby       2013-04-26 14:14:14Z   i-Kirby