Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bike Festival brings a competition to promote bicycle in Sao Paulo

"Bikester" competition using children's bicycles

This Sunday will happen at the Parque das Bicicletas (Bicycle Park), the first Festival CicloBR, where 16 teams will compete in three unusual races, using bicycles.

The event starts at 9am. The first competition of the day will be the "Bikester", a drag racing using children's bicycles.
There is also a competition called Velo Duel. Inspired on medieval duels, two cyclists will be placed in line on the edges of the arena armed with a giant cotton swab and will try to knock the opponent out.

Finally, there will be the final of the Bike Polo Championship.

The aim of the festival is to promote the bicycle as a vehicle for sustainable mobility, cyclists unite, entertain and show the possibilities of the means of transport. The Festival is organized by the website

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