A mass bicycle ride took place in Ashgabat

The bicycle festival entered Ashgabat from the south – from the Kopetdag mountains, bringing the bracing energy of sports and celebration to the morning atmosphere.

A multi-colored column of cyclists of many thousands drove as a bright wave along one of the main avenues of the capital to the central square of the city.

President Berdimuhamedov, whose idea to draw attention of international community to the environmental and health benefits of two-wheel transport was supported by the UN and received the World Bicycle Day status to celebrate on June 3, opened the bike ride.

Current mass event also encourages cycling as an active leisure activity, fitness and a kind of transport.