Photo of the Week: Velo Hora, Chisinau, Moldova

  • Denis Colosov (Photo) Julia Streapco (Text)
  • 16 January 2011

Every year the Velo Hora Festival takes place in Chisinau, Moldova, and is dedicated to World Carfree Day – the 22nd of September. Usually, this festival welcomes about 3,000 cyclists as participants. The Velo Hora ride is typically 20 kilometres long and connects all areas of the city.

Photo of the Week (16 January 2011) - Velo Hora, CHisinau, Moldova

Participants receive a T-shirt with the Velo Hora logo and numbered wristbands, which allow them to participate in a lottery with prizes of new bicycles from sponsors. All participants finish at the Great National Assembly Square, where they are greeted by pop stars and other celebrities.

Other highlights of the event include stunt riding, including the opportunity to show off one’s skills in a competition of various tricks. This competition is judged by the winners of international competitions held in Russia and Ukraine.

In addition to being a fantastic way of getting around town, a bike offers an excellent way to tour the city.

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One Response to “Photo of the Week: Velo Hora, Chisinau, Moldova”

  1. Florencia says:

    This is gorgeous!

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