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Cycling season starts in Kaunas on Saturday

Take part in an event that marks the beginning of cycling season in Kaunas, participate in competitions and even attend a concert
  • April 05, 2019 19:30
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
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Source: Kaunas Municipality

The ceremony that kicks off the Kaunas cycling season will take place on the 6th April at 11:45 at the Žalgiris arena. To mark the occasion, citizens will be able to take part and together form a large and lively column of bicycles, roller skates, scooters and skateboards that is scheduled to reach the Kaunas town hall square at around 12:00. The trek is around 2 kilometers long and should be easily completed by all participants, according to the organisers. The opening day will also a feature a concert by Vidas Bareikis.

The municipality of Kaunas has been preparing diligently for the event and for the first time in its history King Mindaugas Avenue will be closed for traffic for the occasion. According to vice mayor Andrius Palionis, the most important thing this year is the participants’ safety. On that note, city hall is distributing festive reflective stickers to all participants. On the topic of safety, the mayor’s office is also holding a competition for the most creative helmet design. Participants wearing the most impressive headgear will be awarded special prizes by Kaunas municipality.  

The city is especially proud to welcome new additions to its bicycling family – 300 students recently completed their training at Žikevičius School of Safe Traffic and are now fully prepared cyclists.

For more information on the event, click here