SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, August 2, 2019 — The Hangang Project Headquarters (HPH) at the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will host the “2019 Hangang Bicycle March” to wish for peace celebrating the National Liberation Day, known as Gwangbokjeol, at Yeouido Hangang Park’s Multiplaza from 7am on August 15.
For this bike event, one of the main programs of the annual “Hangang Summer Festival,” the HPH invites a total of 2019 riders who will share the meaning of Gwangbokjeol while enjoying Seoul’s beautiful natural scenery along the Hangang, or Han River.
Since this event is not a competition, participants do not have to compete with each other, but just enjoy riding with other participants. Riders are guided to use the bicycle navigation (a mobile app) to keep the safety speed (20 km/h) and follow bicycle-related laws.
There are two riding courses participating riders can choose: “Mongddang* Course” (51km, about 3 hours) and “Family Course” (16km, about 1 hour).
* “Mongddang” means “all” in Korean.
A total of 10 groups consisting of 200 riders are allowed to ride together, and each group is accompanied by a leading rider. Following the leader’s instructions, participants will ride a bicycle safely, maintaining the safety speed.
Especially this year’s event day is the National Liberation Day, so all participants will wear t-shits printed with the national flag Taegeukgi on front when riding a bicycle.
Any citizen who can ride a bicycle can participate in the event. The application can be made at the event’s official website (https://portal.openrider.net/external/campaignSignup) or through the bicycle navigation mobile app “Open Rider.”
Meanwhile, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will conduct a campaign on the event day for citizens to prevent accidents and encourage them to ride a bicycle safely.