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Bike festival in the Carpathians

A good reason to see the wooden bike

Bike festival, Yaremche

23 May – 24 May 2011 in Yaremche will be hold a bicycle festival “One day on the bike in the Carpathian Mountains”, dedicated to 100th anniversary founding of cycling in the Carpathian region.

During festival time, a number of satellite events will take place: bike fair, downhill competitions, exhibition of pictures about bikes and exhibition in the city’s Historical Museumdedicated to the history of cycling.

Numerous cycling competitions and contests for children and adults will take place on the main street of Yaremche. The celebration will conclude with a festive concert and awarding ceremony at the open-stage.

In addition, on the bike festival in the Carpathians will be presented a rare wooden bicycle (there are only two samples in Ukraine). This bike was made by Ivan Boyko, resident of Yaremche in the early 20th century. After his death the bicycle was handed over to the regional museum. That’s why it remained in perfect working condition.

As we know from historical archives, in summer of 1911 the first documented bicycle moving through the Carpathians took place. Austrian cycling enthusiast traveled from Delyatyn to Rakhiv crossing the pass of Yablunytsa which is the highest in the Carpathians.

Yaremche on the map. Green Ukraine
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