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  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Recruits 1,000 Hangang Cyclists on First-come, First-served Basis

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    Starting on June 11, The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be recruiting cyclists who want to ride their bicycles along the Hangang riverside bicycle lane while enjoying the offshore river breeze on July 7. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government is operating a monthly bicycle riding campaign that started in May and will go until November under the theme, “Let’s Run through Seoul on Our Bicycles,” in order to spread a safe biking culture, in line with the provision of 30,000 Ttareungyi (Seoul Public Bike) on the street. Rather than a speed battle, the campaign is a part of efforts to make the roads safe for bicycles, automobiles, and pedestrians.

    The 2nd Seoul Bicycle Parade will be held as the “Hangang Bicycle Lane Safety Campaign” where participants sporting safety gear will gather at 8 a.m. on July 7, 2019 at the Moonlight Square in Banpo Hangang Park, the starting point for the parade.

    The course is 14-km and 60-minutes long, spanning over the course: Moonlight Square-Hannamdaegyo Bridge- Yeongdongdaegyo Bridge-Jamsildaegyo Bridge-Olympicdaegyo Bridge-Gwangnaru Bicycle Park. Participants will be divided into groups and will slowly ride their bikes, enjoying the offshore river breeze of summer and being considerate of the pedestrians and other cyclists visiting the Hangang River.

    Following a brief collective stretching session at Moonlight Square in Banpo Hangang Park, the parade will be set to commence. After biking in a line with citizens who enjoy riding bikes along the Hangang River, participants can enjoy a photo zone and small performances at Gwangnaru Bicycle Park.

    □ Event Summary

    • Date & Time: July 7 (Sun.), departing at 8 a.m.
    • Location: Banpo Moonlight Square (starting point) – Hannamdaegyo Bridge – Seongsudaegyo Bridge – Olympicdaegyo Bridge – Cheonhodaegyo Bridge – Gwangnaru Bicycle Park (finishing point); 14-km course
    • Programs: Warm-up stretching, bicycle parade, photo zone, etc.
    • Participants: Limited to 1,000 on a first-come, first-served basis [Personal bicycle users and public bicycle users (Ttareungyi)]
    • Requirements:
      1. Any resident over the age of 15
      2. Must have a bicycle (or Ttareungyi rental)
      3. Must have a helmet and other safety gear
      4. Must be able to safely complete 14-km course
    • Participant Groups:
      1. Group A (Advanced) – Those able to ride over one hour at a speed of 20 km/h
      2. Group B (Intermediate) – Those able to ride over one hour at a speed of 15 km/h
      3. Group C (Beginner) – Those wanting to ride at a speed slower than those mentioned above
    • Application Details
      • – Application Period: First-come, first-served recruitment starting on June 11 (Tue.), 2019 at 9 a.m.
      • – Number of Participants: 1,000
      • – Where to Apply: Apply via the Seoul Metropolitan Government website (http://seoul.go.kr)
      • – How to Apply: Fill out required items after carefully reading over precautionary notes

    □ Program Details (Draft)

    Program Details (Draft)
    Venue Plan Time Detailed Contents
    Banpo Moonlight Square Gather at the starting point 7:40-7:45 a.m. Gather at Jamsil Youth Plaza
    Receive instructions 7:45-7:50 a.m. Riding instructions from the host
    Warm-up stretching 7:50-7:57 a.m. Warm-up stretching
    Starting countdown, photographs 7:57-7:59 a.m. Photo before starting
    Departure 8:00 a.m. – From Banpo Moonlight Square…
    Divided into groups, departure
    Gwangnaru Bicycle Park Estimated arrival 8:34-9:17 a.m. …to Gwangnaru Bicycle Park
    Divided into groups, departure
    Small events 9:30 a.m.- * On-site events (photo zone and quiz)
    Event completion 11:00 a.m. Optional participation in the photo zone, bicycle safety check ,and more

    ▲ Beginning of the 1st Seoul Bicycle Parade▲ Beginning of the 1st Seoul Bicycle Parade

    ▲ Arrival of the Leading Group of the 1st Seoul Bicycle Parade▲ Arrival of the Leading Group of the 1st Seoul Bicycle Parade