The Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold the 2011 Hi Seoul Bicycle Parade, in which more than 5,000 citizens will depart from Gwanghwamun Square on their bikes at 8 am on May 29, pedal through Seoul Plaza, continue along the northern end of the Hangangdaegyo – Gangbyeon Expressway and the northern end of Gayangdaegyo to reach the Peace Plaza at the World Cup Park.
The Hi Seoul Bicycle Parade will help to establish the bicycle as an eco-friendly means of transportation, rather than simply as a leisure activity, and serve as a festival that will create a world where people and the environment unite as one by laying the foundations for the green environment and green living, health promotion, energy conservation, and a healthier culture.
This year marks the third anniversary of the Hi Seoul Bicycle Parade, which started in 2009. The route for this year’s parade has been extended to 21 km, and is designed to allow cyclists to ride through various downtown areas and follow the Gangbyeon Expressway along the Hangang to reach the World Cup Park. As such, it is drawing keen attention from citizens and cyclists alike.
On top of the bicycle ride, the Hi Seoul Bicycle Parade will also entail various events such as bike repair services prior to departure, a warm-up session using bicycles, an eco bike festival (including a bicycle exhibition at the end point) and congratulatory performances, as well as a fun sweepstake event in which all participants can take part, with a chance of winning free gifts.
Up to 5,000 participants will be selected for the Hi Seoul Bicycle Parade by May 13 on a first come first served basis from among people who apply through the event’s website (http://www.hiseoulbike.com).
※ Inquiries: Secretariat for the 2011 Hi Seoul Bicycle Parade at +82-2-334-6274