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Police and Riga City Council invite cyclists to participate in May 1 Riga Bicycle Parade

28.04.2012 | LETA

The State Police and the Riga City Council will organize the Riga Bicycle Parade in the capital on May 1, inviting every person to take part.

The State Police and the Riga City Council will organize the Riga Bicycle Parade in the capital on May 1, inviting every person to take part.

Participants in the parade will gather at the Freedom Monument at 12 noon; the parade will begin at 12:30 p.m., the State Police's public relations officer Sigita Pildava told LETA.

This year, the parade will proceed from the Freedom Monument along Meierovica Boulevard, Valdemara Street, Raina Boulevard, Brivibas Street, Bruninieku Street, Sporta Street, Skanstes Street, Hospitalu Street, Brasa Bridge, Gauja Street, Meza Boulevard and Jansevska Boulevard to Mezaparks open-air stage.

Also on May 1, a "Healthy Lifestyle Day", organized by "Rigas mezi" Riga forest management company, will be taking place in Mezaparks all day long.

The police emphasize that the central streets of Riga will belong to bicycles only during the May 1 bicycle parade, when the said streets will be closed to other vehicles.

Cyclists present one of the least-protected groups of traffic participants, which is why the police were pleased to be involved in the organization of the event.

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