Enjoy the Bicycle Festival!
15/04/2018 - 13:00 h*
Events. Bicycles was the star attraction of a festival being held on Sunday, 15 April, along Passeig de Lluís Companys.
This Sunday, 15 April, marks the 2018 edition of the Bicycle Festival, a civic and participatory day open to everyone, where bikes was once again the exclusive central attraction. The event included a Communal Bike Ride and a party with activities to suit all ages at Passeig Lluís Companys, at the Arc de Triomf.
This year’s festival is taking place in April, as it’s bicycle month: 19 April is World Bicycle Day and the whole month will be seeing “30 days of iBCN cycling”, an initiative for promoting the use of bicycles as a regular means of transport.
Open to people of all ages, the event is an initiative to promote the use of bicycles as a regular means of transport and thereby ensure a healthier and more sustainable mobility that helps to improve the quality of our environment and reclaim public space for the city’s residents. Another of its main goals is to provide the public with information on the rules and regulations for cycling in the city, to promote a safe range traffic where various forms of transport can coexist in harmony.
Among other things, the party had the Bicicletada, a communal 12km bike ride open to everyone that signals the start of the bicycle festival at 10 am.
The festival, had a lot of activities and workshop open to everyone. Also, it had several children’s circuits, a space for trying out bicycles, cargobike races, a circuit with adapted bicycles, a workshop for painting with bikes, a mechanics competition and travelling bicycle magic and acrobatics performances.