The second Great Bicycle Festival (Gran Festa de la Bicicleta) ‘Fun Ride’ takes place this weekend on Sunday 12 May 2013. Once again, it is hoped that hundreds of people will gather in Maó on two wheels at 11.00 hours before departing from the Plaça Constitució at 11.30 hours. The event is open to people of all ages – young and old, friends, family and business colleagues, to ‘get on their bikes’, the most important thing is to join in and have fun.
The 11km circuit will take the cyclists to Sant Lluís via Es Castell and Trepucó before returning to their starting point in Maó. Organised by Maó Town Hall and Arturo Sintes, well known businessman and cycling enthusiast, the aim is to beat last year’s number of participants and the record set in the 1990’s when around 450 cyclists took part in a similar event.
Various trophies will be awarded, there will be three for the oldest participants, three for the youngest, a trophy for the largest group entering and one for the person in the most original costume.
Everyone is welcome, cyclists and spectators, and so even if you are not actively taking part in the Fun Ride why not go along and enjoy the atmosphere. For further information, you can join the event ‘Festa de sa Bicicleta’ on Facebook.